Eliza Heery

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Photo by Ed Gullekson

Eliza is a marine ecologist researching ecological processes and community dynamics on urban artificial structures in coastal cities. She received her PhD from the University of Washington, where she researched biological colonization of underwater infrastructure, such as pipelines and breakwaters, and use of urban artificial structures by giant Pacific octopus. She also holds an MS in Fisheries Science (stock assessment modelling) from Virginia Tech and a BS in Biology from Emory University. Eliza currently serves as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where she studies ecological enhancement and ecosystem dynamics on urban seawalls.