Andi is a scientist focusing on water-based ecosystems, with emphasis on wetlands. Because wetland ecosystems exist from headwater streams to open oceans, Andi embraces a central theme in her collaborations— water.

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Hi, I'm Andi! I am a wetland scientist, lecturer, and creative in Monterey Bay. Because wetland ecosystems exist from headwater streams, through estuaries, and to oceans, I embrace a central theme in my teaching and research collaborations— water.

Why wetlands?

Because of their low lying position in the landscape, wetlands are a collecting ground for pollution. Luckily, wetlands are capable of holding onto or removing pollution.​ Wetlands even store carbon to mitigate against climate change! But, 50% of global wetland area has been lost to human development like agriculture and urban sprawl. I am interested in understanding, enhancing, and restoring the functional role of wetlands related to water quality and quantity at the community level. 

Let's talk about marsh mud, future collaborations, or the current state of water policy!