About Me

Enie Hensel | PhD

I am an ecologist and educator interested in mitigating the effects of multiple stressors on coastal ecosystems to promote ecosystem resilience, conservation of biodiversity, and to aid in resource sustainability. I aim for my work to ensure coastal communities can continue a culture of being intimately connected with their natural surroundings. I have conducted community- and ecosystem-level ecological research in coastal ecosystems internationally for a decade. I integrate a diversity of disciplines, techniques, and communities into my research to ask complex ecological questions using real-life scenarios.

I grew up along the coastlines of Florida, and have experienced first hand how dependent we are on coastal ecosystems services including protection from storms, food and job security, and recreation with incredible views.

Please enjoy surfing through my website for more detailed information on my experiences in marine research, education, community outreach, and simply enjoying the salt life.