Julia Cherry

Julia  Cherry

Director, New College | Professor, New College & Biological Sciences

(205) 348-4600


201-B Lloyd Hall

Office Hours

By appointment


Wetland Ecology Lab

Undergraduate Education

  • B.S. in Biology- Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 1999

Graduate Education

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences- University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2005


UA Environmental Council

Teaching Interests

  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Water Resources: Natural History, Ecology, Management
  • Climate Change: Science, Media, and Public Perception
  • Wetland Ecology

Representative Publications

Most Recent:

  • Starr, G., J. Jarnigan*, C. Staudhammer, and J.A. Cherry. 2018. Variation in ecosystem carbon dynamics of saltwater marshes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Wetland Ecology and Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-018-9593-z.
  • Osland, M.J., K.T. Griffith, J.C. Larriviere, L.C. Feher, D.R. Cahoon, N.M. Enwright, D.A. Oster, J.M. Tirpak, M.S. Woodrey, R.C. Collini, J.J. Baustian, J.L. Breithaupt, J.A. Cherry, et al. 2017. Assessing coastal wetland vulnerability to sea-level rise along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast: gaps and opportunities for developing a coordinated regional sampling network. PLOS One 12(9):e0183431.
  • Lee, P.O.*, J.A. Cherry, and J. Edmonds. 2017. Organic nitrogen runoff in coastal marshes: Effects on ecosystem denitrification. Estuaries and Coasts 40:437-446. doi: 10.1007/s12237-016-0161-6.
  • Thompson, J.L., A. Kaiser, E.L Sparks, M. Shelton, E. Brunden, J.A. Cherry, and J. Cebrian. 2016. Ecosystem-what? Public understanding and trust in conservation science and ecosystem services. Frontiers in Communication 1(3):1-9. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2016.00003.
  • Jones, J.A.*, J.A. Cherry, and K.L. McKee. 2016. Species and tissue type regulate long-term decomposition of brackish marsh plants grown under elevated CO2 conditions. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 169:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.033.