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Charles Roman, Ph.D.

  • Associate Director
  • Coastal Institute
  • Phone: 401.874.6886
  • Fax: 401.874.6887
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  • Office Location: URI Graduate School of Oceanography
    Narragansett, RI 02882

My research interests are in estuarine and salt marsh ecology, with a focus on salt marsh restoration, nutrient enrichment, and long-term ecosystem monitoring. For the past decade my research program has focused on National Park and Wildlife Refuges throughout the northeast, with a goal of providing good science to support natural resource management decisions. Salt marsh restoration programs are ongoing at Cape Cod National Seashore (MA), Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (ME), and Sachuest Point NWR (RI); studies involving nutrient enrichment are underway at Acadia National Park (ME) and Cape Cod; and a major effort is ongoing to develop a multidisciplinary long-term monitoring program at Cape Cod, with applicability to other coastal park units.

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