Dr. Alex Moore provides an introduction to coastal wetlands, including the functional role they play in our world, as well as the many ways that these ecosystems are used for economic and recreational activities. Dr. Moore discusses the traditional approach to restoring coastal wetlands, and the ways that these efforts can fall short of restoring functional capacity in coastal salt marshes. Incorporating species interactions along with cultural uses and values into restoration efforts may provide an opportunity to further improve outcomes. Dr. Moore finishes with a brief overview of work currently underway in coastal mangroves, another important wetland ecosystem.
Dr. Alex Moore earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, followed by a Ph.D. in Forestry and Environmental Studies from the Yale School of the Environment. Dr. Moore was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural… Continue Reading