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Dr. Andrew H. Baldwin

Professor

Professor

Environmental Science & Technology 1423 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742

Expertise

  • Ecology of tidal and inland wetlands
  • Wetland restoration
  • Botany and plant ecology

Education

  • Ph.D., Botany, Louisiana State University (1996)
  • B.S., Biology, Tufts University (1983)
  • B.S., Engineering (Environmental Focus), Tufts University (1983)

 

Andrew Baldwin oversees the Wetland Ecology and Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Environmental Science & Technology. He joined the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor in 1996. He served as Acting Chair of the Department of Biological Resources Engineering (ENBE) from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2006, during which time he was instrumental in the transformation of ENBE into the Department of Environmental Science and Technology. In addition to a Ph.D. in Botany from Louisiana State University (1996), he holds two B.S. degrees, one in biology and one in engineering, from Tufts University, Medford, MA (1983). Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he worked for eight years in the environmental consulting field, first as an environmental engineer and then as an applied ecologist. Dr. Baldwin teaches courses in wetland ecology and water quality, supervises graduate students conducting ecological engineering and wetland ecology research, and advises undergraduate students. His main research interests are in wetland plant ecology and ecological engineering. Specifically, he works in natural, restored, and treatment wetlands studying aspects such as disturbance and regeneration ecology of wetland vegetation, wetland seed banks, and nutrient and sediment dynamics in wetland ecosystems. Recent projects have included the study of ecosystem development in restored wetlands, the influence of sea-level rise and temperature on coastal wetlands, and emerald ash borer effects on tidal freshwater forested wetlands. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals or books and supported his research with $2 M in research funding. He has served as President of the Society of Wetland Scientists, an international society of about 3,000 members. He has served as Associate Editor of the journals Wetlands and Wetland Ecology and Management.

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