Fisheries Ecology & Enhancement

Christine Voss

Christine Voss

Dr. Voss is committed to producing scientific knowledge that will inform and enhance environmental and natural resource management. She recognizes that appreciation of ecological relationships can be used to protect natural and social capital by sustaining ecosystem services. For her, this includes understanding how coastal habitats benefit fish, wildlife, and people who live along the coast. Chris research includes examining how sea-level rise affects coastal habitats, using GIS in spatially explicit studies to determine how to avoid or minimize conflicts between renewable energy development and both wildlife and existing human uses of the Outer Continental Shelf, and as an ecosystems ecologist, using trophic modeling to develop an understanding of how food-web interactions and habitat alteration generate important direct and indirect effects in estuarine and marine ecosystems.


2009 - Ph.D. in Coastal Resources Management, East Carolina University 2005 - M.S. in Environmental and Organismic Biology, East Carolina University 2002 - B.S. in Biology, East Carolina University 1980 - A.S. Veterinary Technician, Harcum College


Voss, C.M., C.H. Peterson, and S.R. Fegley. 2013. Fishing, Diving, and Ecotourism Stakeholder Uses and Habitat Information for North Carolina Wind Energy Call Areas. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Herndon, VA. OCS Study BOEM 2013-210. 23pp. Michel, J., A. Bejarano, C.H. Peterson, and C.M. Voss. 2013. Review of Biological and Biophysical Impacts from Dredging and Handling of Offshore Sand. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Herndon, VA. OCS Study BOEM 2013-0119. 246pp. Voss, C.M., R.R. Christian, J.T. Morris. 2012. Marsh macrophyte responses to inundation anticipate impacts of sea-level rise and indicate ongoing drowning of North Carolina marshes. Marine Biology 160:181-194. Peterson, C.H., S.R. Fegley, C.M. Voss, S.R. Marschhauser, and B.M. VanDusen. 2012. Conservation implications of density-dependent predation by ghost crabs on hatchling sea turtles running the gauntlet to the sea. Marine Biology 160:629-640. Christian, R.R., C.M. Voss, C. Bondavalli, P. Viaroli, M. Naldi, A.C. Tyler, K.J. McGlathery, R.E. Ulanowicz and V. Camacho. 2010. Ecosystem health indexed through networks of nitrogen cycling. In Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change, M.J. Kennish and H.W. Paerl (eds.), Taylor and Francis Group, CRC Press. pp. 73-90. Cahoon, D.R., D.J. Reed, A. S. Kolker, M.M. Brinson, J.C. Stevenson, S. Riggs, R.R. Christian, E. Reyes, C.M. Voss and D.M. Kunz. 2009. Coastal wetland sustainability. In Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [J.G. Titus (coordinating lead author), K.E. Anderson, D.R. Cahoon, D.B. Gesch, S.K. Gill, B.T. Gutierrez, E.R. Thieler, and S.J. Williams (lead authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, pp. 57-72. English, E.P., C.H. Peterson and C.M. Voss. 2009. Ecology and economics of restoration scaling. Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH, USA. 193p.