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.
Hi, I'm Andi! I am a wetland scientist who teaches at California State University, 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.
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.