Joel Carr, Ph.D.

Biography

I am a research ecologist with the coastal processes group currently examining and modelling biotic and abiotic processes controlling marsh upland boundary migration.  My background is in environmental sciences and mathematics, with a focus on using modeling to investigate non-linear dynamics in ecosystems.  I have a background in vegetation modified transport processes and much of my work focuses on examining the stability and resilience of seagrass (Zostera marina) to environmental drivers/stressors.  

My research interests are varied but tend to focus on ecogeomorphic and ecohydrologic feedbacks mechanisms and the emergence of alternate state dynamics, complex networks, human-environment interactions,the population-water-food nexus, inequality,  transport processes, sediment dynamics and noise induced phenomena among others