Vanessa Beauchamp

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Towson University
8000 York Road
Department of Biological Sciences
Towson, Maryland 21252
Phone: 410-704-2286

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Plant ecology, riparian restoration, wetland restoration, invasive species

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University. She received her B.S. in Biology at the University of California, Irvine and her Ph.D. in Plant Biology at Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on plant community ecology with emphasis on effects of invasive plant species on community diversity and successional processes and the ecology of streamside (riparian) plant communities. A large part of her research program involves practical applications related to management, conservation and restoration of plant communities.


  • B.S. Biology, University of California, Irvine
  • Ph.D. Plant Biology, Arizona State University

Other Research

My research looks at plant communities in wetland and mesic forest systems. Recent projects have focused on the efficacy of legacy sediment removal and floodplain reconnection as a stream restoration technique; the effect of invasive wavyleaf basketgrass on forest ecosystems; and the ecosystem responses to overbrowsing by white-tailed deer.

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