Current Faculty

Laura K. Reynolds

Assistant Professor, Coastal Ecology

Coastal and Marine Ecology Laboratory


Program Areas

Departmental Research Areas:

Research focus:
Research in this lab integrates approaches from population and community ecology, biogeochemistry, and plant physiology to better understand how environmental and individual variability influences the functions and stability of nearshore marine ecosystems.



Select Publications
  • Reynolds, L.K., K. Dubois, J.M. Abbott, S.L. Williams, J.J. Stachowicz (2016) Response of a Habitat-Forming Marine Plant to a Simulated Warming Event Is Delayed, Genotype Specific, and Varies with Phenology. PLoS One 11(6):e0154532 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154532
  • Reynolds, L.K., M. Waycott, K.J. McGlathery, R.J. Orth (2016) Ecosystem services returned through seagrass restoration. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12360
  • Reynolds, L.K., R.M. Marino, M.F. Muth, N. McLenaghan, M. Hayn, A.C.Tyler, K.J. McGlathery, R.W. Howarth (2015) Evidence of grazer control on nitrogen fixation by eelgrass epiphytes in a temperate coastal bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 526 (2015): 11-19. doi:10.3354/meps11234
  • Reynolds, L.K., M. Waycott, K.J. McGlthery (2013) Restoration recovers population structure and landscape genetic connectivity in a dispersal-limited ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 101: 1288–1297  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12116
  • Reynolds, L.K., K.J. McGlathery, M. Waycott (2012) Genetic diversity enhances restoration success by augmenting ecosystem services. PLoS One 7(6): e38397. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038397
  • Reynolds, L.K., L.A. Carr, K.E. Boyer (2012) A non-native amphipod consumes eelgrass inflorescences in San Francisco Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 451: 107–118  doi:10.3354/meps09569
  • Reynolds, L.K., M. Waycott, K. McGlathery, R. Orth, J. Zieman (2012) Eelgrass restoration by seed maintains genetic diversity: A Virginia Coast Reserve case study. Marine Ecology Progress Series 448: 223–233  doi:10.3354/meps09386
  • Reynolds, L.K., P. Berg, J.C. Zieman (2007) Lucinid influence on the biogeochemistry of Thalassia testudinum sediments. Estuaries and Coasts. 30(3): 482-490 doi:10.1007/BF02819394
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Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
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