Coastal Ecologist



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Juliet Simpson is a coastal aquatic ecologist with the MIT Sea Grant College Program in the Marine Advisory Services group. Her primary interests are in the effects of climate change on salt marshes and other coastal habitats, the ecology and physiology of fresh- and saltwater plants and algae, water quality regulation, and the transport and fate of terrestrially-derived pollutants (nutrients, metals, and emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products) to the coastal ocean.

Current Projects
A Risk Analysis for Emerging Contaminants in Coastal Massachusetts
Salt Marshes, Storm Surge, and Sea Level Rise: A Web-based Mapping Tool to Support Land Use Planning
Climate Change Tools and Resources
Hurricane Preparedness

Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. in Biology and Marine Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook

MIT Sea Grant Publications

How pharmaceuticals and personal care products affect our environment: and what you can do to make a difference
Juliet Simpson
2014, MITSG 14-02
Educational materials

Climate change and storm preparedness in New England
Juliet Simpson
2014, MITSG 14-09

Massachusetts Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards
Greg Berman, Juliet Simpson
2013, MITSG 13-10
Handbooks, manuals, guides/aids

Remotely monitoring marsh erosion and subsidence
Juliet Simpson, Benjamen Wetherill, Alex Mansfield
2013, MITSG 13-39
General reports, fact sheets, posters

Coastal Ecology at Sea Grant: from research to application
Juliet Simpson
2013, MITSG 13-44

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