Based at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory on the Great Bay, the CR Lab, run by Gregg Moore, focuses on advancing and applying restoration ecology and conservation strategies to coastal ecosystems of New England and the Caribbean including salt marshes, mangroves, and beach dunes. Coastal ecosystems have historically been destroyed by human development yet now face existential threats from sea level rise, coastal squeeze, depleted sediment inputs, invasive species, and continued anthropogenic destruction. Coastal ecosystems provide important ecosystem services to society and serve as important breeding grounds and habits for rare and endangered species. We are equally excited not only about the science behind coastal restoration ecology but also ways to better inform and involve the public on management decisions and restoration activities.
The research activities at the Moore Lab spans as wide as the creativity and passion of the undergraduate and graduate researchers. Research activities typically fall within the framework of:
Some of our former and current research activities include:
If you have any questions about what we do or are interested in joining the Moore Lab, feel free to reach out!