Doug DeBerry, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy 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, and ecosystem function. He has 25 years 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 (e.g., Flora of Virginia Board of Directors, Northeastern Naturalist Board of Editors, Mid-Atlantic Wetland Workgroup Advisory Board, Society of Wetland Scientists-South Atlantic Chapter, Professional Wetland Delineator Certification Executive Board).
Dr. DeBerry teaches courses in ecology, ecosystem restoration, and environmental science and policy. Courses taught include:
- Field Methods in Ecology
- Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy
- Wetland Ecosystems
- Restoration Ecology