• 477 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Personal profile


For over twelve years, I served as a support scientist and an Ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, in Hilo, Hawai’i, USA.  I have conducted research in a variety of coastal ecosystems of the Southeast United States, Asia and many islands in the Pacific. 

Research interests

I have studied wetland structure, productivity, disturbance, nutrient cycling, invasive species impacts, foodweb dynamics, surface elevation change, wetland vulnerability, greenhouse gas efflux and water use efficiency in tidal forests and marshes.  My research focus is to better understand coastal sedimentation, soil surface elevation change and restoration processes in saltmarsh and mangrove ecosystems.

Education/Academic qualification

Wetland Ecology, Master of Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Biology, Bachelor of Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

External positions

Ecologist, US Geological Survey

1 Jan 200915 Apr 2017

Ecologist, USDA Forest Service

15 Jan 200215 Dec 2007

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Research Outputs

  • 477 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 1 Comment/opinion

Mangroves give cause for conservation optimism, for now

Friess, D. A., Yando, E. S., Abuchahla, G. M. O., Adams, J. B., Cannicci, S., Canty, S. W. J., Cavanaugh, K. C., Connolly, R. M., Cormier, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Diele, K., Feller, I. C., Fratini, S., Jennerjahn, T. C., Lee, S. Y., Ogurcak, D. E., Ouyang, X., Rogers, K., Rowntree, J. K., Sharma, S. & 2 others, Sloey, T. M. & Wee, A. K. S., 24 Feb 2020, In : Current Biology. 30, 4, p. R153-R154 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Rapid peat development beneath created, maturing mangrove forests: ecosystem changes across a 25-yr chronosequence

    Osland, M. J., Feher, L. C., Spivak, A. C., Nestlerode, J. A., Almario, A. E., Cormier, N., From, A. S., Krauss, K. W., Russell, M. J., Alvarez, F., Dantin, D. D., Harvey, J. E. & Stagg, C. L., Jun 2020, In : Ecological Applications. 30, 4, p. 1-12 12 p., e02085.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Soil surface elevation dynamics in a mangrove-to-marsh ecotone characterized by vegetation shifts

    Howard, R. J., From, A. S., Krauss, K. W., Andres, K. D., Cormier, N., Allain, L. & Savarese, M., Feb 2020, In : Hydrobiologia. 847, 4, p. 1087-1106 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The potential resiliency of a created tidal marsh to sea level rise

    Kamrath, B. J. W., Burchell, M. R., Cormier, N., Krauss, K. W. & Johnson, D. J., 2019, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 62, 6, p. 1567-1577 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Ghost forests of Marco Island: mangrove mortality driven by belowground soil structural shifts during tidal hydrologic alteration

    Krauss, K. W., Demopoulos, A. W. J., Cormier, N., From, A. S., McClain-Counts, J. P. & Lewis III, R. R., 15 Nov 2018, In : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 212, p. 51-62 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    9 Citations (Scopus)