Ms. Hillary Sullivan is a biogeochemist, studying how human-induced activities and land-use affect the structure and function of important ecosystems. She works on the TIDE project, a long-term ecosystem-wide nutrient enrichment experiment in the salt marshes of Plum Island, Massachusetts. The study aims to assess how fertilizer and resulting nitrogen loads are affecting salt marsh nutrient retention and cycling, and consequently, marsh structure. Additionally, her work in the Amazon focuses on how agricultural intensification is contributing to nutrient runoff from land through streams and other waterways.
Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Sullivan worked at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. She received both her B.A. in Environmental Science: Conservation and Biology and her M.S. in Biology from Clark University.