Gregg Moore

  • Research Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Academic Coordinator, Shoals Marine Laboratory

Ph.D. Boston University 2003

Research Expertise

Restoration Ecology, Management of Coastal and Inland Wetlands, Aquatic Botany, Threatened and Endangered Species Conservation, Invasive Species Management

Research Emphasis

My primary research interests are focused upon coastal wetland restoration ecology, conservation and land management within both temperate and tropical habitats. My work has had a particular emphasis on the anthropogenic impacts to wetlands and the management of invasive species within these habitats. Through short and long-term studies, I examine the interplay between plant community patterns and sediment biogeochemistry seeking to gain an increased understanding of the causes of habitat loss, plant species invasions, and for developing innovative strategies for restoring native plant communities, including promoting rare species. The tidal marshes of the Great Bay Estuary and coastal plant communities of Great Marsh have provided an excellent venue for examining the factors affecting native and invasive plant communities, while the mangroves of the Eastern Caribbean have been my base for examining community-based restoration and conservation strategies.

Taking Root in the High Marsh with Dr. Gregg Moore

Salinity Mapping with Dr. Gregg Moore

Danger in the Reeds

 

Courses Taught

  • MEFB 401: Introduction to Marine Estuarine and Freshwater Biology
  • MEFB 500: Coastal Habitat Field Research Methods (SML)
  • MEFB 525: Introduction to Aquatic Botany
  • MEFB 616: Tropical Coastal Plant Ecology (on location in Grenada)
  • PBIO 400: Plants and Civilization
  • PBIO 747/847: Aquatic Plants in Conservation, Restoration, and Management
  • TECH 797: Undergraduate Ocean Research Projects (contributor)

Publications

  • Raposa, K., Lerberg, S., Cornu, C., Fear, J., Garfield, N., Peter, C., Weber, R., Moore, G., Burdick, D., and M. Dionne. 2017. Evaluating tidal wetland restoration performance using National Estuarine Research Reserve System reference sites and the Restoration Performance Index (RPI). Estuaries and Coasts. DOI 10.1007/s12237-017-0220-7.
  • Short, F.T., Kosten, S.K., Morgan, P.A., Malone, S., and G.E. Moore. 2016. Impacts of climate change on submerged and emergent wetland plants. Aquatic Botany. 135: 3-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2016.06.006.
  • Moore, G.E., Grizzle, R.E., Ward, K.M., and R.M. Alshihi. 2014. Distribution, Pore Water Chemistry and Stand Characteristics of the Mangroves of the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Coastal Research. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00142.1
  • Moore, G.E., B.F. Gilmer and S.R. Schill. 2014. Distribution of mangrove habitats of Grenada and the Grenadines. Journal of Coastal Research. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00187.1
  • Nichols, W.F., Moore, G.E., Ritter, N. and C.R. Peter. 2013. A globally rare coastal salt pond marsh system at Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, New Hampshire. Rhodora 115(961): 1-27. DOI: 10.3119/12-09.  
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M., Peter, C.R., and D.R. Keirstead.  2012. Below ground biomass of Phragmites australis in coastal marshes.  Northeastern Naturalist 19(4): 611-626.
  • Chmura, G., Burdick, D.M. and G.E. Moore. 2012. Recovering salt marsh ecosystem services through tidal restoration. In Restoring Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: A Synthesis of Science and Management. Roman, C.T. and D.M. Burdick (eds). Island Press.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M., Peter, C.R., and D.R. Keirstead.  2011. Mapping pore water salinity of tidal marsh habitats using electromagnetic induction in Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, USA.  Wetlands 31(2): 309-318.
  • Short F.T., Moore, G.E., and K. Peyton. 2010. Halophila ovalis in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Aquatic Botany 93(3): 141-146.
  • Mathieson, A.C., Moore, G.E., and F.T. Short. 2010. A floristic comparison of seaweeds from James Bay, eastern Canadian Arctic and eight other northwest Atlantic areas. Rhodora 112 (952): 396-443.
  • Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K., Collins, L., Duke, N., Ellison, A., Ellison, J., Farnsworth, E., Fernando, E., Kathiresan, K., Koedam, N., Livingstone, S., Miyagi, T., Moore, G., Nam, V., Ong, J., Primavera, J., Salmo, S., Sanciangco, J., Sukardjo, S., Wang, Y., and J. Yong. 2010. The Loss of Species: Mangrove Extinction Risk and Failure of Critical Ecosystem Services. PLoS One 5(4): 1-10. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010095.
  • Moore, G.E., Peter, C.R., Burdick, D.M. and D.R. Keirstead.  2009.  Status of eastern grasswort, Lilaeopsis chinensis (L.) Kuntze in the Great Bay Estuary region, New Hampshire.  Rhodora 111 (946): 171-188.

Technical Reports

  • Moore, G.E., Grizzle, R.E., Ward, K.M., and R.M. Alshihi. 2014. Distribution, Pore Water Chemistry and Stand Characteristics of the Mangroves of the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Coastal Research. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00142.1
  • Moore, G.E. 2014. Assessment of the mangroves and coastal wetlands of Ile a Vache, Haiti: Opportunities for ecosystem based adaptation and restoration.  Technical Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, Central Caribbean Program, 19pp.
  • Burdick, D.M., Peter, C.R., and G.E. Moore. 2014. Field survey of moorings and scours to assess eelgrass mitigation, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Technical Report prepared for the Nantucket Land Council. 14pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M. and C.R. Peter. 2013.  Phragmites management and biofuel development: Huckleberry Lane salt marsh, Hampton, NH.  Final Report prepared for USDA-NRCS, Durham, NH. 24pp.
  • Moore, G.E. 2013. Ecosystem based adaptation concepts for Grenada: Shoreline protection through coastal plant restoration.  Technical Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, Eastern Caribbean Program, 56pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M., and C.R. Peter. 2013. High resolution salinity mapping pilot study using electromagnetic induction in Great Marsh. Final Report prepared for Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration and Salem Sound Coast Watch. 23pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Grizzle, R.E. and K.M. Ward. 2012.  Mangrove resources of the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary mapping and field survey 2011-2012.  Report to the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water.  26pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M. and C.R. Peter. 2012. Restoring native halophytes in Awcomin Marsh, Rye, NH.  Final Report to the Town of Rye and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. 13pp.
  • Moore, G.E. 2012. Mangrove vulnerability and resilience to sea level rise in Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Technical Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, Eastern Caribbean Program, 27pp.
  • Short, F.T., Klein, A.S., Burdick, D.M., and G.E. Moore. 2012. The eelgrass resources of southern New England and New York: Science in support of management success. Final Report to NOAA Restoration Center, Community-based Restoration Program. 80pp.
  • Moore, G.E., D.M. Burdick, R. Buchsbaum and C.R. Peter. 2012. Investigating causes of Phragmites australis colonization in Great Marsh, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Final Report prepared for Massachusetts Bays Program, Boston, MA. pp 36.
  • Burdick, D. M., G. E. Moore, and C. R. Peter. 2012. Eelgrass Habitat Creation in Nantucket Harbor, Massachusetts. Nantucket Land Council. pp 26.
  • Grizzle, R.E., Moore, G.E. and J.A. Burt. 2011. Mapping coral and mangrove habitats in the United Arab Emirates. Report to the Ministry of Environment and Water. 22pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M., and R.E. Grizzle. 2011. Berry’s Brook shellfish restoration. Final Report prepared for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. 17pp.
  • Burdick, D.M., C.R. Peter, and G.E. Moore. 2011. An Investigation into the Invasion of Phragmites australis in the Great Marsh of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Final Report prepared for US Fish and Wildlife Service, Newburyport, MA. pp 27.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M., Peter, C.R., and M. Dionne. 2010. Regional assessment of tidal marsh restoration in New England using the Restoration Performance Index (RPI): Final Report.  NOAA Restoration Center, Maryland.  289pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Konisky, R.A. and D.M. Burdick.  2009. Fresh Creek tidal restriction and restoration potential report. Final Report.  New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, New Hampshire Coastal Program.  Concord, NH. 42pp.
  • Moore, G.E., Peter, C.R. and D.M. Burdick.  2009. Understanding expansion and efforts to control non-native Phragmites in the Great Marsh of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.  Final Report prepared for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Newburyport, MA.  pp 8.
  • Burdick, D.M., Short, F.T., Grizzle, R.E., Moore, G.E., and K. Ward.  2009.  Restoration of eelgrass and shellfish habitats in the lower Bellamy River and Little Bay, New Hampshire.  Final Report.  Natural Resources Conservation Service, Epping, NH.  50pp.
  • Short, F.T., Burdick, D.M. and G.E. Moore.  2009.  Impacts of marine docks on eelgrass in New England: A spreadsheet-based model for managers and planners. Final Report. 28pp.
  • Short, F.T., Moore, G.E. and K. Mills.  2009.  Biological monitoring of seagrass in Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, USA.  Final Report.  National Estuarine Research Reserve. 19pp.
  • Published Abstracts

  • Knowles, J.E., Billingy, H., Margles, S.W., Agostini, V.N., Gilmer, B., Roth, L., Castaño, J., Schill, S.R. and G.E. Moore. 2013. Ecosystem Based Adaptation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies: Changing Perception and Supporting Decisions. CoastGIS 2013, Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Moore, G.E. 2013. Coast plant communities of Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Opportunities and considerations for ecosystem based adaptation.  The Nature Conservancy At the Water’s Edge Project Technical Science Meeting, Miami, Florida January 24-25, 2013.
  • Burdick, D.M., Moore, G.E., Peter, C.R. and R. Buchsbaum. 2012. Native plant communities of the Great Marsh and invasion by Phragmites australis. New England Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Moore, G.E., Nichols, W.F., Ritter, N. and C. R. Peter. 2012. A unique coastal salt pond marsh system at Odiorne State Park, Rye, NH. New England Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Short, F.T., Bayley, H.K., Klein, A.S., Burdick, D.M., and G.E. Moore. 2012. The role of genetics in eelgrass population resilience in southern New England and New York. New England Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Moore, G.E., Burdick, D.M., Peter, C.R. and D.K. Keirstead. 2011.  Mapping fine-scale variation of porewater salinity in tidal marshes vulnerable to exotic Phragmites invasion using electromagnetic induction.  21st Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Short, F. T., Klein, A. S., Burdick D. M., Moore, G.E., Weigel, S., Granger, S., Pickerell, C., Vaudrey, J., Bayley, H., and Evans, N. T. 2011.  Eelgrass genetics and resilience in Southern New England and New York to support management and restoration success.  21st Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Bayley, H.K., Short, F. T., Burdick, D. M., Moore, G.E. and A. S. Klein. 2011. Mesocosm experiments used to evaluate the morphological response of genetically distinct eelgrass (Zostera marina) populations to reduced light and increased sediment organic content level. 21st Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Kras, L.A. and G.E. Moore. 2011. The status of five state-listed tidal plant species in New Hampshire with emphasis on potential impacts of sea level rise. New England Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting.
  • Moore, G.E. and D.M, Burdick. 2008.  The restoration performance index (RPI) – a flexible tool to provide context for restoration management results. Restore America’s Estuaries, 4th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration, Providence, RI.
  • Moore, G.E., Peter, C.P. and D.M, Burdick.  2008. Status of eastern grasswort, Lilaeopsis chinensis (L.) Kuntze in the Great Bay Estuary region, New Hampshire.  New England Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Phone: 
603.862.5138

Department of Biological Sciences
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
85 Adams Point Road
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Coastal Restoration
Estuarine Science
Marine Botany
Marine Invasive Species
Wetlands Ecology