I'm Andi (she/her), a wetland scientist and lecturer located in Monterey Bay, California. Because wetland ecosystems exist from headwater streams, through estuaries, and to oceans, I embrace a central theme in my teaching and research— water.
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.