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I'm Serina Wittyngham, a postdoctoral researcher at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. My research focuses on the plant functional traits (chemical, morphological, and physical characteristics; 'PFTs') of coastal species. Through the lens of PFTs, I ask questions under three themes:
1) How do biotic and abiotic factors influence PFTs?
2) How do changes in PFTs influence ecosystem resilience to climate change and anthropogenic disturbance?
3) How can PFTs be used to assess invasive species management and enhance restoration success?
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, hiking, baking, and exploring local breweries with my partner and our dog, Duke.
Follow me on twitter @Salty_Serina
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