Coastal Management and
Dr. Denise J Reed
The Laboratory for Coastal Restoration Science assists with the planning, implementation and monitoring of coastal restoration projects throughout the United States. The lab’s expertise includes developing and evaluating restoration approaches, application of state of the art practice for coastal wetland restoration, and experience with implementing restoration projects in an adaptive management context. Research focuses on various aspects of sediment dynamics in coastal wetlands, with emphasis on sediment mobilization and marsh hydrology, both natural and altered, as factors controlling sediment deposition. Recent projects include evaluating time-trajectories of tidal marsh development in California, an evaluation of models used to assess wetland mitigation projects, and assessing the response of coastal wetland and fisheries to future climate change.