Portrait of Gregg Moore

Gregg E. Moore

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Contact: gregg.moore@unh.edu

Dr. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Tufts University in 1994, with minors in Environmental Studies and Geology. During his undergraduate career, he served as the assistant curator of Tufts’ Phippen LaCroix Herbarium, and assisted in numerous field collections in New England, Central America and the Caribbean. He completed his graduate work at Boston University, receiving a Master of Arts in Biology in 1997, focused on mangrove ecology and restoration; and a Ph.D. in Biology in 2003 with an emphasis on coastal wetland restoration ecology. From 2001-2004 he worked as a research scientist for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies while starting in at UNH in the fall of 2004 as a research scientist within UNH’s Marine Program. In 2008, Gregg joined the Department of Plant Biology as an Assistant Research Professor, now within the newly formed Department of Biological Sciences. Throughout his graduate career, he has maintained an active research program in the Caribbean focused on mangroves, seagrasses, and botanical inventories of small islands. He was the Principal Investigator for a series of Earthwatch Institute field trips from 2003-2005 documenting the flora of the southern Grenadines, has assisted in Seagrassnet sampling efforts in New Hampshire and the Caribbean, and has documented mangrove forest losses and restoration efforts at a number of sites within the Caribbean.

At UNH, Gregg is stationed at Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, situated on the Great Bay Estuary. Presently, he teaches Aquatic Plants in Conservation, Restoration and Management within the Department of Biological Sciences, and Wetland Restoration and Mitigation in the Natural Resources Department. In addition, he is developing a tropical coastal ecology course based on his mangrove conservation and restoration work in the Lesser Antilles. His research interests are diverse and include restoration ecology of temperate and tropical coastal habitats, rare plant species conservation, and management of aquatic invasive plants. Presently, he is working on documentation of state-listed plants of brackish tidal habitats, assisting in re-establishment of native salt marsh plants throughout New Hampshire, developing novel methods for managing invasive plants (particularly common reed, Phragmites australis), and implementing a series of community-based mangrove restoration projects within the southern Grenadines.

B.A. Biology, Tufts University, 1994
M.A. Biology, Boston University, 1997
Ph.D. Biology, Boston University, 2003

Area of Interest:
Ecology, restoration and monitoring of temperate and tropical coastal habitats, including tidal marsh, seagrass, and mangroves; Biogeochemical influences of plant species zonation patterns; Conservation and management of coastal resources, with an emphasis on rare and invasive species, seasgrasses, and mangrove habitats.

Courses Currently Taught:
PBIO 747/847: Aquatic Plants in Conservation, Restoration, and Management NREN 719/819: Wetland Restoration and Mitigation

Selected Publications:

Moore, G.E., Peter, C.P., 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.

Mathieson, A.C., Moore, G.E., and F.T. Short. A floristic comparison of seaweeds from James Bay, eastern Canadian Arctic and eight other northwest Atlantic areas. Rhodora 111: (In Press.)