Dr. Rusty Feagin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University. He studies sand dunes, salt marshes, beaches, and other coastal ecosystems with particular emphasis on the effects of global climate change upon coastal plant community distribution. The central question of study in his lab is how coastal vegetation responds to and modifies its sedimentary environment, particularly in the context of long-term sea level rise versus short-term extreme disturbances.

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“If we refuse to take into account the full cost of our fossil fuel addiction—if we don’t factor in the environmental costs and national security costs and true economic costs—we will have missed our best chance to seize a clean energy future.” –President Barack Obama, Carnegie Mellon University, June 2, 2010 The continuing oil spill […]

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