Dr. Graham joined GSRC in 2019 as an ecologist and project manager. He has over 15 years of experience designing, managing, and implementing field-based research and monitoring studies in wetland and aquatic environments on diverse topics related to natural resource management, restoration, and the implications of environmental change. His recent work has included evaluating the use of river diversions and dredge sediment for marsh creation and restoration, identifying wetland impacts, recovery, and resilience following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and assessing the long-term effects of nutrient enrichment on coastal wetland sustainability. Dr. Graham also led the wetland condition assessment of Louisiana as part of the USEPA’s 2016 national wetland condition assessment. In addition, he has served as a wetland subject matter expert at technical workshops hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, NatureServe, Ocean Conservancy, Florida Wildlife Research Institute, University of Texas at Austin, The Nature Conservancy, The Water Institute of the Gulf, and Environmental Defense Fund.
Dr. Graham earned a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University, a M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee.