Christopher was a Biology graduate who conducted an UG Honors Thesis with Dr. David White, graduating in 2004. His thesis was his introduction to ecological research and landscape ecology that led him to a career as a research scientist. He went on to receive a Ph.D. and has developed as an outstanding wetland ecosystem ecologist. His just published paper in Nature Climate Change is an important contribution to our understanding of the roles of coastal wetlands in an age of global climate change. To read more click on Christopher's paper.
In the Gulf of Mexico, modelling of wetland plant community responses to macroclimatic change indicates transformative ecological shifts this century, including an increase in mangrove dominance.