Focus area: wetlands, water quality, watershed science, environmental justice, and community-led science.
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 project management.
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 at Duke University spending most of his time studying the impacts of salinization and flooding on wetland and floodplain plant communities. Steve has also worked on community-based participatory research efforts on pluvial flooding in urban ecosystems. They 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.