Graduate Student Profile Devin Batchelder

Devin Batchelder, M.S. StudentDevin Batchelder

Natural Resources: Environmental Conservation

Advisor: Dr. David Burdick

Research Topic: Wetland Restoration and the Impacts of Invasive Species

I am looking into the impact of an invasive snail species (Littorina littorea) on the important salt marsh grass Spartina alterniflora. This grass species is responsible for a large portion of the sediment accumulation in the salt marsh. Consequently, any major threat to S. alterniflora health could result in salt marsh loss and threaten coastal communities.