NCSU Assistant Professoryszhang@ncsu.edu
(252) 726-6841 ext.217
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2022 Post-Doc UNC Institute of Marine Sciences
2019 PhD Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment
2012 BS in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My research interests span from basic ecology to social drivers of coastal resource use. My doctoral research investigated how species interactions affect community structure and coastal habitat restoration, specifically of seagrasses.
Research and Activities
Using a combination of experimental field studies and analytical syntheses, I aim to answer fundamental and applied questions about coastal ecosystems with the goal of developing new methods for habitat restoration and conservation.