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. Rachel Gittman

Northeastern University Marine Science Center, formerly UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
 804-691-0645 

Dr. Gittman is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center. Dr. Gittman received her doctorate in ecology in December 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gittman's dissertation research was focused on the effects of coastal development, specifically shoreline hardening, on shoreline protection and habitat provision for fishes and crustaceans. Results from field surveys of different shorelines types suggest that salt marsh shorelines provide better habitat and erosion protection than traditional shoreline hardening approaches, such as bulkheads.

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