Assistant Professor of Marine Science & Biology
Basic and applied ecology of wetland macrophytes. My primary research interest is the influence of environmental factors on plant establishment, distribution and productivity in natural as well as restored communities.
Marine and Freshwater Botany, Plant Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Ecosystems of Florida, Marine Science Junior Seminar, Marine Science Senior Seminar (Community Ecology), Ecology of Belize
Smith, N. F., C. L. Wilcox, and J. M. Lessmann. Accepted. Fiddler crab burrowing affects growth and production of the white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa) in a restored Florida coastal marsh. Marine Biology.
Lessmann, J. M., H. Brix, H. Cizkova, O. A. Clevering, F. Comin. In press. Effect of climatic gradients on the photosynthetic response of Phragmites australis populations. Aquatic Botany.
Lessmann, J. M., I. A. Mendelssohn, K. L. McKee. In review. Field evaluation of flood-and salt-tolerant populations of the brackish marsh macrophyte Spartina patens.
Lessmann, J. M., I. A. Mendelssohn, M. W. Hester, K. L. McKee. 1997. Population variation in growth response to flooding of three marsh grasses. Ecological Engineering 8:31-47.
Baldwin, A.H., W.J. Platt, K.L. Gathan, J. M. Lessmann, T.J. Rauch. 1995. Hurricane damage and regeneration in mangrove forests of Southeast Florida, USA. Journal of Coastal Research. 21:169-183.