Robert Lafreniere (UNH, Marine, Estuary and Freshwater Biology)
Mentor: Alyson Eberhardt, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems/Coastal Research Volunteers
As a NH Sea Grant Doyle Fellow, Robert developed and implemented a monitoring program to evaluate the success of sand dune restoration projects in NH. Robert also analyzed the findings to develop a summary report. He found that restored areas of the Harborside Dunes had a similar diversity of plants and density of beachgrass as the reference areas. He also had the opportunity to work with citizen scientist volunteers on projects such as beach profiling, eel monitoring, green crabs, and many others.