Photo of Merryl Alber
Director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island
288A, Marine Sciences Building
Office Phone:  (706) 542-5966
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-8144


Ph.D. 1992, Boston University, Boston

B.S. 1981, Duke University, Durham, NC

Research Emphasis:

Marine ecology of nearshore environments; estuarine food webs; impacts of freshwater withdrawal on coastal systems; models of estuarine flushing times; biological characteristics and fate of suspended sediments in estuaries; human impacts in the coastal zone; interactions between science and policy

Courses Taught: 

Merryl Alber's Selected Publications

Craft C., Herbert E., Li F., Smith D., Schubauer-Berigan J., Widney S., Angeline C., Pennings S., Medeiros P.M., Byers J. et al..  2016.  Climate change and the fate of coastal wetlands. Wetland Science & Practice. 33(3):70-73.