Doug DeBerry, Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy (Faculty Affiliate in Biology) received his B.A. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, followed by a M.A. in Biology at W&M, and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from VIMS. His areas of specialization include restoration ecology, vegetation dynamics, ecological succession, ecosystem function, and floristic assessment. He has three decades of professional environmental consulting experience and is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Professional Wetland Delineator (PWD). He is a US Fish and Wildlife Service-Approved Surveyor Contact for all threatened or endangered plant species in Virginia, and actively serves on several boards and committees in his research fields, including the Governor of Virginia-appointed Board for Wetland Professionals. His research includes projects in wetland and stream restoration, invasion ecology and remediation, floristic quality, and the use of native plant species in re-vegetation projects to support ecosystem services (e.g., pollinators and solar facilities).
Dr. DeBerry teaches courses in ecology, ecosystem restoration, and environmental science and policy. Courses taught include:
- Restoration Ecology
- Field Methods in Ecology
- Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy
- Science, Policy, Ecosystems, and Change
- Wetland Ecosystems