This directory provides contact information for the people, agencies and organizations that are involved in research, education, leasing, growing, restoration and management of oysters in North Carolina.


Dr. Brandon Puckett

Name: Dr. Brandon Puckett
Affiliation: N.C. Division of Coastal Management (North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve)
Title: Research Coordinator with the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve (in NC Division of Coastal Management)
Phone: 252.838.0851

Dr. Puckett's recent work includes a blend of field ecology, oceanography, and population modeling to assess the function of oyster sanctuaries and design of a sanctuary network, as well as developing decision-support tools to improve oyster restoration. Dr.Puckett has a track record of collaboration and stakeholder engagement on oyster-related efforts. He has served on the northeast regional oyster workgroup and helped organize and facilitate the 2014 workshop North Carolina Oysters: A Workshop to Chart Future Restoration, Learning from the Past. He is currently the chair of National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) bivalve workgroup.

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