Dr. Robert Atkinson is a professor of environmental biology studying the effects of water and other variables on
wetland plant communites. His projects focus on wetland mitigation, Atlantic White Cedar swamps and similar concerns.
Katrina Napora joined the Center for Wetland Conservation in the fall of 2016, and is pursuing a degree in Environmental
Biology. Currently she is the Lab Manager; her research focuses on peat carbon emissions and impacts on varying hydrologic shifts.
Rachel Locke became involved in the Center for Wetland Conservation in the fall of 2018. She became interested in the lab
after taking Dr. Atkinson's “Wonders of Wetlands” class. Though she has yet to conduct her own research, she is part of the website development
team and looks forward to helping in the field.
J. Mitchell Doyle joined the Center for Wetland Conservation in the fall of 2016, and is pursuing a dual degree in Environmental Biology
and Environmental Studies. Currently he is the Field Manager; his lab research focuses on the impact of sea level rise driven saltwater intrusion on Atlantic
White Cedar ring physiology.
Jane Oswalt joined the Center for Wetland Conservation in the fall of 2018, and is a current research scholar. Majoring in Environmental Biology,
she quantifies tree ring growth in Atlantic White Cedar and analyzes hydrology, soil, and vegetation data to determine wetland status of wet mineral flats.
Christopher Cater is a masters student in the Center for Wetland Conservation, and is researching the effect of saltwater exposure on tree-ring chemistry
in Atlantic White Cedar and Bald Cypress in Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.