Alice Besterman

Ph.D. (Pace)

Alice completed her B.S. in Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is broadly interested in community and ecosystem ecology, particularly in coastal habitats. Alice works out of the VCR LTER studying various impacts of the non-native macroalgae, Gracilaria vermiculophylla. She is interested in how non-trophic interactions between Gracilaria and other organisms on intertidal mudflats lead to ecosystem level changes in pathogen loads, predator foraging, and microbenthic algae production.