Assistant Director for Research and Planning
SC Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph.D., 1998, University of South Carolina
Research emphasis: Estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology, the impacts of coastal development on estuarine environments, stormwater runoff
Current and planned research projects :
- impacts of development on tidal creek ecosystems including water quality, sediment contamination, biological quality, and human health and well-being
- forecasting the impacts of coastal development on tidal creeks through modeling of stormwater runoff and in situ studies
- facilitating the integration of information between the scientific community and both regulatory agencies and the general public
- Sanger, D, A Blair, G DiDonato, T Washburn, S Jones, R Chapman, D Bergquist, G Riekerk, E Wirth, J Stewart, D White, L Vandiver, S White, D Whitall. 2008. Support for Integrated Ecosystem Assessments of NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserves System (NERRS), Volume I: The Impacts of Coastal Development on the Ecology and Human Well-being of Tidal Creek Ecosystems of the U.S. Southeast. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 82. 76 pp. (CHHR)
- Holland, A.F., D.M. Sanger. 2008. Tidal Creek Habitats: Sentinels of Coastal Health. Booklet published by SC Sea Grant Consortium and NOAA for coastal decision makers.
- Gillett, DJ, AF Holland, and DM Sanger. 2005. Secondary Production of a Dominant Oligochaete Monopylephorus rubroniveus in the Tidal Creeks of South Carolina and its Relation to Ecosystem Characteristics. Limnology and Oceanography 50(2): 566-577.
- Holland, AF, DM Sanger, CP Gawle, SB Lerberg, M Sexto Santiago, GHM Riekerk, LE Zimmerman, GI Scott. 2004. Linkages between tidal creek ecosystems and the landscape and demographic attributes of their watersheds. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 298:151-178.
- Weinstein, JE, and DM Sanger. 2003. Comparative Tolerances of Two Estuarine Annelids to Fluoranthene Under Normoxic and Moderately Hypoxic Conditions. Marine Environmental Research 56:637-648.