Ariana E. Sutton-Grier

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Sutton-Grier is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Dr. Sutton-Grier is an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist who studies greenhouse gas production in wetlands and how microbial processes are influenced by plant species and soil conditions. Her work has included both restored and natural wetland ecosystems. Dr. Sutton-Grier is currently a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) working on ecosystem service valuation and environmental markets, particularly nutrient trading, as tools for helping to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Prior to becoming a AAAS Fellow, Dr. Sutton-Grier was a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, and is also a graduate of Oregon State University (’00) and Duke University (’08). Her research focuses on understanding how human disturbances impact ecosystem functions including nutrient cycling, plant community dynamics, and microbial community processes.

JHU Water Magazine articles edited:

Themes Categories:

Water in the Environment

People Categories:

Former Magazine Editor

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Ecosystem Restoration


Wetland restoration, construction, communication, on-site presence, flexibility, preparedness