Anne Marsh, Adjunct Faculty

Anne Marsh, PhD is an expert in ecosystem ecology, wetlands, and water quality issues, with a particular interest in watershed protection and restoration. A former Program Director at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Dr. Marsh led the Center’s Chesapeake Bay Program and supported multiple programmatic initiatives, including the State of the Nation’s Ecosystems Project. At the Center, she designed indicators, assessments, performance measures, and conceptual models, advocated for state, federal and non-profit environmental monitoring programs and their technical development, and facilitated multi-sector dialogues on issues such as water technology development and Arctic governance.

Prior to joining the Heinz Center, Dr. Marsh was a Visiting Scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, in Edgewater, Maryland, where she conducted research on the effects of elevated CO2 on nitrogen and carbon sequestration and transport a Chesapeake Bay brackish marsh. She has also served as a research associate and Editor-in-Chief of the National Wetlands Newsletter at the Environmental Law Institute and worked as a consultant for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She is a Board Member of the Magothy River Association, a member of the Partnership on Technology, Innovation and the Environment, and a past member of the Nutrient Management Expert Panel of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Agricultural Working Group.

Dr. Marsh received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Williams College and an M.F.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Her doctoral research focused on plant functional roles in biogeochemical cycling on the Copper River Delta in Alaska. She is a Switzer Environmental Fellow and a past Thomas J. Watson Fellow. She currently runs her own environmental consulting practice.

Dr. Marsh’s JHU email is She teaches Ecology and Ecosystem Management in Coastal and Estuarine Systems (420.625) and will be team-teaching a new course on Forest Ecosystems (420.613).

Anne Marsh