Coast Line

WELCOME

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.

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. 

Pebble Beach

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