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Biography - Dr. Safra Altman

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Dr. Safra Altman

Safra Altman is a marine and coastal ecologist. Dr. Altman came to the Environmental Laboratory in 2014, to join the Wetlands and Coastal Ecology Branch. She uses creative scientific approaches and quantitative methods to develop tools for environmental restoration, environmentally sound uses of dredged material, dune management, and management of threatened and endangered species. Safra has helped to develop landscape ecology models that incorporate habitat changes, landscape level changes and changes in ecological processes in barrier islands and has been involved in an international EWN initiative to develop engineering guidelines for Natural and Nature Based Features such as submerged aquatic vegetation, reefs, and coastal upland plant communities.