Scott Ensign

Scott Ensign

Vice President, Assistant Director, Research Scientist

970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311

Phone: 610-910-0041
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Research Interests

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

Educational Background

  • 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

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.

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