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Michael Johannes Osland, Ph.D.

Michael Osland is a Research Ecologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

In broad terms, his research examines the effects of global change on ecosystems and the implications for ecological conservation and restoration. Much of his research focuses on wetland ecosystems at the dynamic interface between land and ocean (mangrove forests, salt marshes). 

RESEARCH AREAS: ecology, global change, climate change, plant ecology, wetlands, restoration ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeography, mangrove forests, salt marshes, sea-level rise


Ph.D., Ecology, Duke University,  2009

B.A., Biology, Willamette University, 2000


2011-Present    Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Louisiana, USA

2009-2011        Postdoctoral Research Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Ecology Division, Florida, USA

2006-2007        Fulbright Fellow; via the Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica

2003-2009        Graduate Student, Duke University, North Carolina, USA

2000-2003        U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Agroforestry, El Salvador