Brett Still

  • Department of Natural Resources Science
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Phone: 401.874.2912
  • Fax: 401.874.4561
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  • Office Location: Coastal Institute Building, Room 105
    1 Greenhouse Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

My overarching goals as a lecturer and MESM graduate program coordinator at URI are to instill in my students a desire to become active members of their community and achieve success by practicing the technical, communication, and leadership skills that they acquired while studying at URI.

Prior to my position at URI, I have held professional positions with non-profit, academic, governmental, and private consulting companies working on a diverse suite of environmental management projects around the country and abroad. These projects have encompassed threatened and endangered species ecology and management; coastal and freshwater wetland delineation, assessment, and restoration; benthic habitat assessment; fresh water fisheries ecology; and groundwater and site remediation. These experiences as an environmental consultant and research scientist have provided me with a range of perspectives that I share with students in the classroom, field, and laboratory.

My interest in research centers on furthering our understanding of freshwater and coastal wetland ecosystems, and developing tools and research outcomes that inform and influence regulatory and management decisions associated with human use and conservation of coastal landscapes. Along these lines, my dissertation research focused on incorporating subaqueous soils data as a tool to manage the growing aquaculture industry in Rhode Island.