Senior Tidal Wetland Ecologist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Caitlin is a coastal ecologist who specializes in community dynamics of wetlands within a landscape context. She has conducted extensive field work examining the important processes driving wetland plant community structure across estuarine salinity gradients, such as physical stress, plant competition and herbivory. She also enjoys scientific synthesis and translation to broaden the application of scientific research and to reach new audiences. She has researched the cumulative impacts of multiple human stressors on marine ecosystems and has written broadly on the protective role of coastal marshes. Caitlin received her BA from Wesleyan University and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Brown University.