Alyssa Novak

Alyssa Novak isa coastal ecologist who uses a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches to understand the characteristics of marine ecosystems that enhance their resilience to stressors.  She has worked extensively in seagrass systems and their restoration. Recently she expanded her work to salt marsh systems and is investigating marsh-edge subsidence and its relationship to the invasive European green crab. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire and is an Assistant Professor at BU.