Jim Heffernan, Marco Marani, and Brad Murray, along with Matt Kirwan at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, have received a new grant to measure and model the spatial extent of coastal wetlands at the continental scale. The basic idea is to extend our current understanding of salt marsh evolution up into watersheds, and explicitly link sediment delivery from the uplands with the internal estuarine processes that shape marsh distributions. This grant is based in large part on Anna Braswell's PhD research.
This is the homepage of the Heffernan Lab at Duke University. Here you can find all sorts of information about our research, teaching, and outreach. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Heffernan.
Dr. Jim Heffernan
I am an Assistant Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. My research is focused on the causes and consequences of major changes in ecosystem structure, mostly in streams and wetlands.
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