First Name   Fred
Last Name   Short
University or Association   University of New Hampshire
City, State   Durham , NH
Position Research Professor of Natural Resources and Environment
Insitution of Highest Degree University of Alaska at Fairbanks; Ph.D., 1981
Phone   work 603.862.5134
Expertise Sector Living Marine Resources
Area of Expertise Sea Grass Ecology
Other Expertise Ecosystem-Based Management and Restoration, Estuary and Wetland Habitat, Biodiversity, Nutrients and Trace Metals
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

Dr. Short directs a global seagrass monitoring program, SeagrassNet ( and investigates the status and resilience of eelgrass populations in the New England region. SeagrassNet examines and documents both the status of seagrass resources worldwide and the threats to this important and imperilled marine ecosystem. Dr. Short’s research activities include estuarine nutrient pollution and eelgrass habitat loss, eelgrass restoration and mitigation, seagrass biodiversity and distribution and IUCN Red List assessment of the world’s seagrass species.

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