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Heather Leslie

Heather Leslie

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Center for Environmental Studies

Phone: +1 401 863 6277 (office)

Phone 2: +1 401 863 2477 (lab)


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Research Summary

Interest in the ecological and social processes that link people and marine ecosystems, and how to more effectively integrate science into marine policy and management.

Past or Present Projects Available:

Research and policy: coastal ecology, evaluation of marine conservation and management strategies, and human-environment interactions; Spatial and Temporal Variation in Reproduction of Barnacles in Narragansett Bay; Barnacle Population Dynamics in Narragansett Bay; Modeling the resilience of marine communities in the Galapagos Marine Reserve; Flowering Patterns of Spartina alterniflora transplants in a New England Salt Marsh; Below ground decomposition of the salt marsh cordgrass Spartina alterniflora across the latitudinal gradient; Heterogeneity of root distribution and biomass allocation in Spartina alterniflora within a New England salt marsh