I study the influence of organisms and ecological communities on ecosystem function.
The primary focus of my research is to predict the influence of wetland plants on
denitrification, a microbial process that provides an important ecosystem service
by removing excess nitrogen. My work has also addressed the impacts of coastal management,
including invasive-plant removal and coastal marsh restorations, on nitrogen cycling
and ecosystem services.
Alldred, M., Borrelli, J.J., Hoellein, T., Bruesewitz, D., and Zarnoch, C. (2020). Marsh plants
enhance coastal marsh resilience by changing sediment oxygen and sulfide concentrations
in an urban, eutrophic estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 43: 801–813. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-020-00700-9
Zhu, J.*, Zarnoch, C., Gosnell, J.S., Alldred, M., and Hoellein, T. (2019). Ribbed mussels Geukensia demissa enhance nitrogen-removal services but not plant growth in restored eutrophic salt
marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 631: 67–80. https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v631/p67-80/