Anna R. Armitage


Anna R. Armitage
Associate Professor

Galveston Campus
Bld# 3029, Office 259

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(409) 740-4842
(409) 740-5001 Fax

Marine Biology
Marine Biology Graduate Program (MARB IDP)

Marine Sciences
Ecosystem Science and Management

Research Blog

Coastal and wetlands community ecology in salt marshes, tidal mudflats, and seagrass beds, with particular focus on changes in trophic structure following habitat restoration, nutrient enrichment, and other human disturbances.

B.S. (Marine Biology), University of California Los Angeles, 1995
Ph.D. (Biology), University of California Los Angeles, 2003

Courses Taught
Coastal Plant Ecology (MARB 430)  
Seminar in Marine Biology (MARB 482)
Professional Development (MARB 689)
Ecosystem Processes in the Marine Environment (MARB 689)

Recent Publications

Madrid, E.N., A. Quigg, and A.R. Armitage. 2012. Marsh construction techniques influence carbon capture by emergent and submerged vegetation in a brackish marsh in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Ecological Engineering 42: 54-63.

Valinoti, C.E., C.-K. Ho, and A.R. Armitage. 2011. Native and exotic submerged aquatic vegetation provide different nutritional and refuge values for macroinvertebrates. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409: 42-47.

Armitage, A.R., T.A. Frankovich, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2011. Long term effects of adding nutrients to an oligotrophic coastal environment. Ecosystems 14: 430-444.

Armitage, A.R. and J.W. Fourqurean. 2009. Stable isotopes reveal complex changes in trophic relationships following nutrient addition in a coastal marine ecosystem. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 1152-1164.

Armitage, A.R., S.M. Jensen, J.E. Yoon, and R.F. Ambrose. 2007. Wintering shorebird assemblages and behavior in restored tidal wetlands in southern California. Restoration Ecology 15: 139-148.