Frederick Short

Phone: (603) 862-5134
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, Jackson Lab, Durham, NH 03824

Research Professor at the University of New Hampshire, working at UNH since 1983 at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. Primary research focus is seagrasses in New England and globally. Co-founder and current director of SeagrassNet ( a worldwide seagrass monitoring program with 138 sites in 35 countries. Extensive work in seagrass ecology, biology, restoration, and monitoring.


  • Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Alaska
  • M.S., Biological Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
  • B.A., Mathematics, Plymouth State University

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecosystems

Selected Publications

Moore, K. A., & Short, F. T. (n.d.). Zostera: Biology, Ecology, and Management. In SEAGRASSES: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGYAND CONSERVATION (pp. 361-386). Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-2983-7_16

Duarte, C. M., Borum, J., Short, F. T., & Walker, D. I. (n.d.). Seagrass ecosystems: their global status and prospects. In Aquatic Ecosystems (pp. 281-294). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9780511751790.025