Scott Ensign

Photo of Scott Ensign Vice President, Assistant Director, Research Scientist
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, Pennsylvania 19311
Email: ensign@stroudcenter.org
Phone: 610-910-0041

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

tidal freshwater ecosystems, river herring, phytoplankton, nitrogen, estuary water quality, sea level rise, coastal wetlands

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Biographical Sketch

I’m an ecosystem ecologist working to discover how plants, animals, and microbes interact within rivers and how the results of those processes influence how people and society interact with rivers. In collaboration with my colleagues, I make biogeochemical measurements, perform experiments, and interpret results using statistical models and analysis. I’m particularly interested in developing new measurement technologies for aquatic environments, exploring how sea level rise affects rivers, and implementing conservation techniques that improve both ecological conditions and the utility people derive from freshwater ecosystems.


Education

  • Post-Doctoral Mendenhall Research Fellow, USGS, Reston, VA
  • Ph.D., Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Environmental Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects

National Capital Region Network Stream Water Vital Signs: Evaluating data quality, revising and updating protocols, and analyzing long-term data to meet natural resource information needs, in collaboration with the National Park Service National Capital Region Network. A description of this project is available on Stroud Water Research Center’s website.

 

Monitoring Fish Populations and Stream Habitat Quality for National Park Service Units of the National Capital Region, in collaboration with the National Park Service National Capital Region Inventory and Monitoring Program. More information on this project is available on Stroud Water Research Center’s website.


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