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Loren Coen

Florida Atlantic University

Address: Department of Biological Sciences and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University
Phone: 239.470.2236
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Ph.D.,1987, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests

  • Marine ecology
  • Benthic ecology
  • Shellfish biology

Current and Planned Research Projects

  • oyster reef ecology, restoration, functioning and associated ecosystem services
  • remote sensing of intertidal habitats
  • real-time water quality monitoring
  • benthic ecology, plant-animal interactions, landscape ecology, living shorelines


  • Baggett, L.P., S.P. Powers, R.D. Brumbaugh, L.D Coen, B. DeAngelis, J. Greene, B. Hancock, S. Morlock, B. Allen, D. Breitburg, D. Bushek, J.H. Grabowski, R. Grizzle, T. Grosholz, M. La Peyre, M. Luckenbach, K. McGraw, M.F. Piehler, S. Westby, and P.S.E. zu Ermgassen, 2015.  Setting guidelines for evaluating performance of oyster habitat restoration.  Restoration Ecology.
  • Coen, L.D., and M.J. Bishop, Invited contributor, 2015.  The ecological role of infectious diseases of molluscs: from populations to ecosystems.  In: S. Ford, N. Carrasco and R. Anderson, Eds., Molluscan diseases and disease processes.  J. of Invertebrate Pathology Special Issue 2015.
  • Coen, L.D., and R.E. Grizzle, 2016.  Bivalve Molluscs. Pp. 89-109.  In: M.J. Kennish, Ed.  Encyclopedia of Estuaries. Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London.
  • Coen, L.D. and A. Humphries, 2016. Invited contributor, Bivalve-generated marine habitats: their value and related monitoring, restoration and enhancement efforts.  In: S. Murphy, and S. Allison, Eds., Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration. Taylor & Francis Group, Routledge, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Milbrandt, E.C., M. Thompson, L.D. Coen, R.E. Grizzle, and K. Ward, 2015.  A multiple habitat restoration strategy in a semi-enclosed Florida embayment, combining hydrologic restoration, mangrove propagule plantings and oyster substrate additions.  Ecological Engineering 83:394–404.   doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.06.043.