Hello and thanks for checking out my research website!


I am an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist and a National Science Foundation SEES Fellow at Northeastern University in Boston. I recently completed my PhD at the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab advised by Dr. Sean Powers, and my dissertation research focused on the ecological and socioeconomic complexities of coastal development and shoreline alteration in Mobile Bay.

Currently, I am leading a three year project focused on identifying and measuring characteristics of social and ecological resilience along coastal shoreline ecosystems and integrating these metrics into innovative frameworks for informed decision making. My Fellowship mentors are Dr. Jonathan Grabowski at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and Dr. Mike Beck, Lead Scientist on The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team. Starting in the Spring 2014, I’ll also be joining Northeastern’s Three Seas Program  to teach Marine Conservation Biology at Friday Harbor Marine Lab.

Away from work, I run, golf, relax and travel with my lovely wife Mallory and our two shelties, Hannah and Bibs.


Contact me:
Northeastern University • Marine Science Center • 430 Nahant Road • Nahant, MA 01908
781-581-7370 Ext. 375 • s (dot) scyphers (at) neu (dot) edu