Brita Jessen

Adjunct Faculty


Ph.D. 2016. University of Rhode Island

B.A. 2004. Wellesley College

Research Interests

  • The ecological impacts of natural disturbance
  • Ecology of mangrove ecosystems



  • Cormier, N.; Krauss, K.; Demopoulos, A.; Jessen, B.; McClain-Counts, J.; From, A.; Flynn, L. (in review). Potential for Carbon Sequestration by Restoring Tidal Connectivity to Denuded South Florida Mangrove Ecosystems. Submitted to AGU Books.
  • Jessen, B.J.; C.A. Oviatt, R. Rossi, C. Duball, C. Wigand, D. S. Johnson, and S.W. Nixon (in review). Decomposition of mangrove litter under experimental nutrient loading in a fringe Rhizophora mangle (L.) forest. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 248: 106981.
  • McCarthy, M.J.; Jessen, B.; Barry, M.J.; Figueroa, M.; McIntosh, J.; Murray, T.; Schmid, J.; Muller-Karger, F.E. (2020). Automated High-Resolution Time Series Mapping of Mangrove Forests Damaged by Hurricane Irma in Southwest Florida. Remote Sensing 12: 1740.
  • McCarthy, M.J., B. J. Jessen, J. McIntosh, T. Murray, J. Schmid, F.E. Muller-Karger (2020). Mapping hurricane damage: A comparative analysis of satellite monitoring methods. Int J Appl Earth Obs Geoinformation
  • Jessen, B.J. (2018) “Hurricane Irma’s impact on coastal habitat and resident fish communities at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve” Report submitted to U.S. Congress.