Meet our Local Host: Rachel Guy

Rachel Guy currently serves as the Research and Monitoring Program Coordinator for the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR). In 2012 she began her research on the Georgia coast for her dissertation for which she developed spatial models of the distribution of juvenile fishes in the estuaries and used these models to forecast changes to the habitat under different sea level rise scenarios. She also conducted research into the drivers of social vulnerability in a local Georgia fishing community and their ability to adapt to external stressors like climate change. She began her position at SINERR in 2016 and obtained her doctoral degree in 2018 from the University of Georgia.  Her current research interests include spatial ecology, estuarine fish communities, the effects of climate change on ecosystem processes, and supporting sustainable and resilient coastal communities.