Graduate Student Profile Chad Hammer

Chad Hammer, M.S. StudentChad Hammer

Natural Resources: Environmental Conservation

Advisor: Dr. John Gun

Research Topic: Ecosystem service impacts and movement of terrestrial invasive plants in New England riparian forests.

My research will focus on non-native, invasive plants in riparian plant communities and their impacts on stream habitat and water quality.  I will be studying the mechanisms that allow invasive plants to establish in new areas and explore if these species are using streams as corridors to invade less disturbed interior forests.