Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Alyssa Novak is a coastal ecologist engaged in basic and applied research into the structure, function and resilience of coastal systems. She has worked extensively in seagrass ecosystems studying anthropogenic and climate change impacts, stress responses, and carbon sequestration as well as designing and implementing restorations and monitoring programs. Her research also extends into saltmarsh ecosystems where she studies how marsh functionality and long-term resilience will be affected by sea-level rise. Dr. Novak primarily works in the Great Marsh as well as Cape Cod and the Islands of Massachusetts.