Dr. Merryl Alber

Position: Director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences

Email: malber@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-5966

Education: Ph.D. 1992, Boston University; B.S. 1981, Duke University

About: Dr. Alber’s research focuses on marine ecology of nearshore environments, impacts of freshwater withdrawal on coastal ecosystems, human impacts in the coastal zone, and interactions between science and policy.  Merryl is the director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island and regularly teaches courses related to marine sciences and human impacts on coastal areas.