Beth is a research ecologist with the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her research interest is on how wetland function changes across large geographical areas. She works with managers to find solutions to conservation problems, particularly those that involve the entire river system. She is interested in the potential of freshwater remediation to remedy tidal swamps stressed by salinity intrusion. She is president of the Society of Wetland Scientists, a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, and a Fellow of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. She is a gardener.