Mark Mallory

Canada Research Chair in Coastal Wetland Ecosystems

Tier 2 - 2011-07-01
Renewed: 2016-07-01
Acadia University
Natural Sciences and Engineering


Research involves

Using a variety of approaches to examine the current status and threats to Arctic and Maritime coastal wetland ecosystems.

Research relevance

This research will provide information to guide conservation and restoration efforts for coastal wetlands.

Saving our Coastal Wetlands

Coastal wetlands from the Arctic to the Maritimes feed nutrients to the sea, filter pollution, and provide critical wildlife habitats. However, they are increasingly threatened by land use practices, pollution, and climate change.

What are the greatest threats to coastal wetlands? Can degraded wetlands be restored? Dr. Mark Mallory, Chair in Coastal Wetland Ecosystems, is trying to answer these and other questions to help save them.

Mallory is using local ecological knowledge, remote sensing, paleoenvironmental, and modern ecological approaches to determine how the health of coastal wetland ecosystems varies naturally, and is affected by environmental changes.

Mallory’s research will provide better tools to assess the health of coastal wetland ecosystems. The information he obtains will ultimately be used to conserve and restore healthy, sustainable coastal regions.