William P. Bowman
Ph.D., 2005, Columbia University
William Bowman is a plant ecologist specializing in the restoration of degraded ecosystems, particularly tidal and freshwater wetlands. His areas of expertise include tidal and freshwater wetland ecology, plant physiological ecology, forest ecology, and invasive plant management. Most of his work involves the design and oversight of ecological restoration and invasive plant control projects, conducting natural resource inventories and ecological community mapping, evaluating impacts to habitats of rare or protected species, and the implementation of “soft” solutions to shoreline erosion.
Dr. Bowman’s current projects include the planning and design of a freshwater stream and upland habitat restoration at a former duck farm in Suffolk County and the planning of ecological restoration, invasive plant control, and fuel management projects for the Central Pine Barrens Commission. He has recently contributed to several large wetland restoration projects within Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge and New York City Parks (including the Elders West, Gerritsen Creek, and Soundview Park wetland restorations). Other recent work includes evaluating habitat restoration alternatives and alewife and migratory fish passage restoration for the Peconic Estuary Program.