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Brett A Patton

Brett is an Ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

My research interests are in the vegetation and hydrological effects on bird use, particularly in estuarine wetland and barrier island habitats. I currently lead the USGS field data collection efforts for the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS). I also lend support on numerous research projects including studies focused on wetland plant productivity, organic matter decomposition, carbon storage, ecohydrology, and restoration and climate change impacts on waterbird and shorebird species.


M.S., Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, 2016—Thesis: Living on the edge: An assessment of the Habitat Use of Waterbirds in Estuarine Wetlands of Barataria Basin, LA

B.S., Biology, William Carey University, 2007