Brett Still

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of MESM Program
  • Department of Natural Resources Science
  • Phone: 401.874.2912
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  • Office Location: Coastal Institute, Office #118


Dr. Still is a Senior Lecturer in CELS and the Director of the Master of Environmental Science and Management program. He has held professional positions with non-profit, academic, governmental, and private consulting companies working on a diverse suite of environmental science projects around the country and abroad. These projects have encompassed threatened and endangered species ecology and management; coastal and freshwater wetland delineation, assessment, and restoration; benthic habitat assessment; freshwater fisheries ecology; and groundwater and site remediation. Dr. Still shares these experiences and perspectives as an environmental consultant and research scientist with students in the classroom, field, and laboratory. Dr. Still mentors graduate students conducting both individual and group Major Paper research projects within the Master of Environmental Science and Management Program.


Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 2016
M.Sc. Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003
B.Sc. Environmental Science, Springfield College, 1998

Selected Publications

  1. Griffin, L.P., Griffin, C.R., Finn, J.T., Prescott, R.L., Faherty, M., Still, B.M. and Danylchuk, A.J., 2019. Warming seas increase cold-stunning events for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the northwest Atlantic. PloS one, 14(1), p.e0211503.
  2. Still, B.M., and MH Stolt. 2015. Subaqueous soils and coastal acidification: A hydropedology perspective with implications for calcifying organisms. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79(2):407-416.
  3. Pruett, C.M, M.H. Stolt, A.A.O. Aduomih, and B.M. Still. 2014. Estuarine subaqueous soil organic carbon accounting: Sequestration and storage. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79(2):389-397.
  4. Still B., C. Griffin, and R. Prescott. 2005. Climatic and oceanographic factors affecting daily patterns of juvenile sea turtle cold-stunning in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts. Cheloninan Conservation and Biology. 4(4): 883-890.


  • NRS 100 Natural Resources Conservation
  • NRS 301 Introduction Forest Science & Management
  • NRS 423 Wetland Ecology (Lab)
  • NRS 452 Soil, Water, and Land Use Investigations (Practicum)
  • EVS 501/502 MESM Seminar
  • EVS 505 Environmental Leadership in Practice