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Dr. Beth A. Lawrence

Assistant Professor (Wetland & Plant Ecology)

Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

Center for Environmental Science and Engineering


University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Room #330
Phone: (860) 486-0259



Ph. D. 2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Botany

M.S. 2005

Oregon State University, Botany & Plant Pathology

B.S. 2001

Cornell University, Natural Resources



2016 - Present

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut; Natural Resources & the Environment, Center for Environmental Science & Engineering

2012 - 2015

Assistant Professor, DePaul University; Dept. of Environmental Science and Studies

2011 - 2012

Post-doctoral Researcher, Loyola University Chicago

Research Interests


Broadly, I am interested in applied research related to wetland plant ecology, restoration ecology, carbon cycling, and the consequences of plant invasion. I am particularly interested in how different plant species influence ecosystem function and how we can manipulate species composition during restoration to promote diverse, functional communities

Please visit my lab website for information about ongoing projects, potential opportunities, and my list of publications.

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840