Steve Anderson

Partnership Coordinator
Raleigh, NC 27699

Focus area: ecosystem resilience, water quality, wetlands, plant ecology, GIS, watershed science, environmental justice, and community-based participatory research. 

Steve Anderson (he/him) joined APNEP in April 2023. His role at APNEP is particularly focused on partner and community engagement, communications, spatial planning and assessment, and grant support.

Steve has 13 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 and lab manager at Duke University spending most of his time studying the impacts of salinization and flooding on wetland and floodplain plant communities. He has also worked on community-based participatory research efforts on pluvial flooding in urban ecosystems of the NC Piedmont. Steve received a M.Sc. in Forestry and Environmental Resources from N.C. State University, and a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 

Steve loves cooking for his partner and two children, drumming, photography, hiking/botanizing, and exploring the many wonders of North Carolina’s beauty from mountains to estuary.