Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
Douglas A. DeBerry, Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy. His areas of specialization include restoration ecology, vegetation dynamics, ecological succession, and ecosystem function. His research projects engage topics such as biotic integrity, wetland and stream ecology/restoration, soil biogeochemistry, and conservation of native communities and rare, threatened, and endangered species. He also has two-and-a-half decades of professional environmental consulting experience, and is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Professional Wetland Delineator (PWD). While his academic and professional research has focused on ecosystems in the Mid-Atlantic Region, he has worked in systems as diverse as the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida Everglades, Maine highlands, and coastal California. He has published multiple peer-reviewed papers on topics related to wetland ecology, habitat restoration, and ecological succession, and is a contributing species description author on the Flora of Virginia Project. He is currently on the Board of Editors for the scientific journal Northeastern Naturalist. He has taught several courses in ENSP and BIOL, including Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP 101), Science, Policy, Ecosystems, and Change (ENSP 150), Sustainable Land Use, Design, and Management (ENSP 250), Population/Community Ecology (BIOL 417), Wetland Ecosystems (BIOL 427), Restoration Ecology (ENSP 440/BIOL 404), and Field Methods in Ecology (ENSP 440/BIOL 404).