Alisha Renfro

Staff Scientist

Alisha Renfro is a staff scientist for NWF’s Mississippi River Delta Campaign and the Vanishing Paradise program. Her role in the campaign is to make certain that accurate and up-to-date science is used to advocate for the restoration of the economically and ecologically critical Mississippi River delta. Alisha has conducted research in variety coastal environments, including salt and freshwater marsh, swamps, and barrier islands. In recent years, her research has focused on sediment transport and deposition in wetlands to understand the importance of sediment, the reasons behind declining wetland health and increased wetland loss. She has a bachelor’s degree in marine science from Coastal Carolina University, and received a master’s degree in marine science in 2004 from the University of North Carolina. She completed her Ph.D. in marine and atmospheric science in 2010 at Stony Brook University.