Dr. Russell Burke, Lecturer

Ph.D. College of William and Mary
B.S.   Rider University

Office: Mary Forbes Hall, 2035
Phone: 757.594.7970
Email: russell.burke@cnu.edu

Teaching Areas

Environmental Zoologist

Research Interests

Dr. Burke's current research focuses on:

  • Living Shorelines that serve to reverse shoreline erosion and enhance the biological community,
  • Large-Scale Native Oyster Restoration using shell and alternative substrates for reef construction, and
  • Multi-Purpose Reefs that serve as functional oyster communities and attractors of recreational species of fish, and contain inherent nutrient reduction benefits associated with the bivalve filter feeders that populate the reefs.