About The Author

Rose M. Martin is data scientist employed at Dataquest.io. She studies responses of ecosystem function to the myriad, often synergistic pressures of the Anthropocene. Recent and current projects include: discerning patterns and mechanisms of greenhouse gas responses to a vegetation community shift in coastal marshes; testing synergisms of sea level rise and algal bloom deposition on salt marsh productivity; and characterizing carbon and nitrogen cycling dynamics in an anthropogenically-altered, subtropical estuary in Puerto Rico.

Could Climate Change Affect How An Invasive Grass Colonizes Wetlands?

It’s a common sight along roadsides, in coastal areas, and just about everywhere else: Phragmites australis, or Common Reed, is among the world’s most cosmopolitan species and is found on nearly every continent.  The invasion of non-native lineages of the plant into North American wetlands has been especially well documented.  Wetland ecosystem structure and function