Abridged CV


2014- 2019        PhD: Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                                Advisor: Dr. Charles ‘Pete’ Peterson

2005-2009       BA: Theater, Wesleyan University


Professional Appointments

2019-                 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University

2014- 2019        Royster Society Graduate Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill

2017- 2018        P.E.O. Scholar

2017- 2018        NC Sentinel Site Cooperative & NC Sea Grant Fellow

2016                   NSF EAPSI Fellow, Hokkaido University, Japan

2015                   NC Sea Grant Coastal Policy Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill

Honors and Awards

2018                   UNC Chapel Hill Impact Award

2017                   PEO Scholar Award 

2017                   Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Travel Grant 

2017                   NC MarCo Consortium Graduate Student Symposium 3rd Place Poster                                        Presentation

2016                   UNC Chapel Hill Graduate Student Mentoring Award

2016                   Southern Association of Marine Laboratories Travel Award 

2016                   Restore America’s Estuaries Travel Award

2016                   Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Outstanding Graduate Oral Presentation

2016                   Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Anne C. Powell Student Travel Award 

2015                   NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Honorable Mention

2015                   Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina Scholarship 



10. Namba, M., M. Hashimoto, M. Ito, K. Momota, C.S. Smith, T. Yorisue, and M. Nakaoka. Accepted. The effect of environmental gradient on biodiversity and similarity of invertebrate communities in eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds. Ecological Research.

9. Smith, C.S., and S.B. Scyphers. 2019. Past hurricane damage and flood zone outweigh shoreline hardening for predicting residential-scale impacts of Hurricane Matthew. Environmental Science and Policy 101, 46-53. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2019.07.009

8. Silliman, B.R., Q. He, C. Angelini, C. S. Smith ,M. L. Kirwan, P. Daleo, J. Renzi, J. Butler, J. C. Nifong, and J. van de Koppel. 2019. Field experiments and meta-analysis reveal wetland vegetation as a crucial element in the coastal protection paradigm. Current Biology 29(11), 1800-1806. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.017

7. Neylan, I. P., C.S. Smith, E.A. Swann, S. R. Fegley, and R.K. Gittman. 2019. Interspecific and intraspecific interactions between fiddler crabs Uca pugnax and Uca Pugilatorinfluence species’ burrowing behavior. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 517, 40-48.



6. Smith, C.S., B. Puckett, R. K. Gittman, C.H. Peterson. 2018. Living shorelines enhanced the resilience of saltmarshes to Hurricane Matthew (2016). Ecological Applications 28(4), 871-877. DOI:10.1002/eap.1722

5. Smith, C.S., M. Ito, M. Namba, M. Nakaoka. 2018. Oyster aquaculture impacts Zostera marinaepibiont community composition in Akkeshi-ko estuary, Japan. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197753. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0197753


4. Zhang, Y. Stacy, W. Cioffi, R. Cope, P. Daleo, E. Heywood, C. Hoyt, C.S. Smith, and B. R. Silliman. 2018. A global synthesis reveals gaps in coastal habitat restoration research. Sustainability 10(4). DOI:10.3390/su10041040


3. Smith, C.S., R. K. Gittman, I. P. Neylan, S. B. Scyphers, J. Morton, F.J. Fodrie, J. H. Grabowski, C.H. Peterson. 2017. Hurricane damage along natural and hardened estuarine shorelines: using homeowner perspectives to promote nature-based coastal protection. Marine Policy 81, 350-358. DOI:10.1016/j.marpol.2017.04.013


2. Gittman, R.K., S.B. Scyphers, C.S Smith, I.P. Neylan, J.H. Grabowski. 2016. The ecological consequences of shoreline hardening: a meta-analysis. Bioscience 66, 763-773. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biw091


1. Hobbs, N., E. Lazo-Wasem, M. Faasse, J.R. Cordell, J.W. Chapman, C.S. Smith, R. Prezant, R. Shell, and J.T. Carlton. 2015. Going global: the introduction of the Asian isopod Ianiropsis serricaudisGurjanova to North America and Europe. Aquatic Invasions 10(2), 177-187. DOI:10.3391/ai.2015.10.2.06

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