Focus area: coastal wetlands, water quality, environmental justice, community-led science, saltwater intrusion, and watershed science.
Steve Anderson (he/him/they/them) joined APNEP in April 2023. He has over 12 years of experience in ecosystem sciences specializing in plant ecology and biogeochemistry in coastal wetlands, urban streams, and longleaf pine savannas. Prior to joining the APNEP team, Steve was a researcher at Duke University spending most of his time studying the impacts of salinization and flooding on wetland plant communities. Steve also worked on community-based participatory research efforts on pluvial flooding in urban areas. They received a B.Sc. degree in Conservation Biology from SUNY-ESF, and a M.Sc. in Forestry and Environmental Resources from N.C. State University.
Steve loves cooking for his family, drumming, photography, botanizing, and exploring the many wonders of North Carolina’s natural beautiful from mountains to estuary.