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Rebecca Sharitz

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
P O Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
(803) 725-5679 office
(803) 725-3309 fax


The research in my laboratory is directed chiefly toward ecological processes in wetlands, including factors affecting the structure and function of river floodplain and swamp forest ecosystems and of isolated depression wetlands (Carolina bays), responses of wetland communities to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and ecological restoration of degraded wetland habitats. We are also conducting studies on the population biology and conservation of rare plants, especially species of the southeastern Fall Line sandhills region.

I currently have a joint appointment as a professsor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia and as a senior research ecologist at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. My main office and laboratory are located at SREL in Aiken, SC.

In May 2010 I received the National Wetlands Award for Science Research from the Environmental Law Institute.


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