The research of SERC's senior scientists is focused on a variety of fields. Click on a researcher's name to visit their lab's home page and learn more about their work.
Denise Breitburg: Community and ecosystem ecology. Effects of Hypoxia on foodwebs, jellyfish ecology, oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay.
Wayne Coats: Protistan Ecology, factors influencing algal blooms.
Bert Drake: Plant Physiology, effects of increased atmospheric CO2 on plant communities.
Ilke (Candy) Feller: Animal Plant Interactions in mangrove communities.
Charles Gallegos: Phytoplankton Ecology, optical properties and water clarity standards for Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.
Cindy Gilmour: Biogeochemist, mercury methylation mechanisms by bacteria, ecosystem-level studies of mercury methylation and bioaccumulation
Anson (Tuck) Hines: Estuarine Ecology, fish and invertebrate life studies, 20 years of studies on blue crab biology and ecology.
Thomas Jordan: Chemical Ecology, transport of nutrients through the watershed.
Melissa McCormick: Plant Ecology; orchid conservation, orchid-fungi symbiosis, invasive earthworms, invasive plant species.
Sean McMahon: Quantitative Ecology, physical structure of forests, forest function, ForestGEO (international forest census project).
Patrick Megonigal: Environmental Chemistry, biogeochemistry of wetland systems, effects of global change on ecosystems.
Patrick Neale: Solar Radiation, effects of UVB radiation in aquatic ecosystems, solar radiation in the Antarctic and ozone depletion.
Richard Osman: Marine and Benthic communities and factors controling recruitment, invasive species.
Geoffrey (Jess) Parker: Forest Ecology, canopy structure and forest function.
John Parker: Terrestrial Ecology; biodiversity; invasive species; impacts of deer, insects and other herbivores.
Gerhardt (Fritz) Riedel: Biogeochemist, cycling and toxicology of trace metals in the environment.
Gregory Ruiz: Invasion Studies, transportation, prevalence, and impacts of marine invasive species
Donald Weller: Ecological Modeling, landscape ecology, GIS and spacial geography
Dennis Whigham: Plant Ecology, orchid conservation, biodiversity, invasive plant species, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, North American Orchid Conservation Center