Stephen Broome

Dr Stephen Broome Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs Restoration of Plant and Soil Systems

Dr Stephen Broome
Restoration of Plant and Soil Systems

Restoration of Plant and Soil Systems

2224 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7620

Office Phone: 919.513.2555
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Specialty: Restoration of Plant and Soil Systems
Research emphasizes the application of agronomic principles to environmental restoration and conservation. Interests include propagation and mineral nutrition of coastal sand dune, salt marsh and fresh water wetland vegetation for erosion control, habitat creation, restoration, and mitigation; constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment; biofilters for nonpoint source drainage; and revegetation of mined land.



Representative Publications

  • Slusher, C.E. , M.J. Vepraskas, and S.W. Broome. 2014. Evaluating responses of four wetland plant species to different hydrologic regimes. Journal of Environmental Quality: In Press.
  • Ewing, J.M. M.J. Vepraskas, J.G. White, and S.W. Broome. 2012. Changes in wetland soil chemical properties after 15, 20, and 30 years of agricultural production. Geoderma. 179-180: 73–80.
  • Kim, H. W., D.M. Amatya, D.L. Hesterberg, S.W. Broome, and M. Choi. 2011. Sensitivity analysis of the DRAINWAT model applied to an agricultural watershed in the lower coastal plain, North Carolina, USA. Water and Environment Journal. Published On-line 28 October, 2011. 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2011.00283.x.
  • Broome, S. W. and C.B. Craft. Tidal Marsh Creation. 2009. P. 715- 736. In G.M.E. Perillo, E. Wolanski, D. Cahoon and M. Brinson (ed) Coastal wetlands: an ecosystem integrated approach. Elsevier. Amsterdam.
  • Craft, C., J., Bertram and S. Broome.2008. Restoration of coastal zones. P. 637-644. In, S.E. Jorgensen and B. Fath (ed.), Ecological Engineering. Elsevier, New York.
  • Burchell, M R. II, R. W. Skaggs, C. Lee, S. W. Broome, G. M. Chescheir, and J. O.. 2007. Substrate organic matter to improve nitrate removal in surface-flow constructed wetlands. J. Environ. Qual. 36: 194-207.
  • Andrews, R.L. and S.W. Broome. 2006. Non-riverine wet hardwood forest restoration On phosphate-mine soils. Restoration Ecology. 14: 210-219.
  • Broome, S.W., C.B. Craft, S.D. Struck, and M. SanClements. 2005. Effects of shading from bridges on estuarine wetlands. Report to the U.S. and the N. C. Departments of Transportation and the Center for Transportation and the Environment, N.C. State University. 61 p.
  • Struck, S.D., Craft, C.B., Broome, S.W., SanClements, M.D. and J.N. Sacco, J.N. 2004. Effects of bridge shading on estuarine marsh benthic invertebrate community structure and function. Environmental Management 34:99-111.
  • Craft, C.B., J.P. Megonigal, S.W. Broome, J. Cornell, R. Freese, R.J Stevenson, L. Zheng and J. Sacco. 2003. The pace of ecosystem development of constructed Spartina alterniflora marshes. Ecological Applications 13: 1417-1432.
  • Craft, C.B., S.W. Broome and C.L. Campbell. 2002. Fifteen Years of vegetation and soil development following brackish-water marsh creation. Restoration Ecology 10 1-11.
  • Broome, S.W. and C.B. Craft. 2000. Tidal salt marsh restoration creation and mitigation. p. 939-959. In R.I. Barnhisel, W.L. Daniels and R.G. Darmody (eds.) Reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. American Society of Agronomy. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Broome, S.W., C.B. Craft and W. A. Toomey. 2000. Soil organic matter effects on infaunal community structure in restored and created tidal marshes. p. 737-747. In M.P. Weinstein and D. A. Kreeger (eds.) Concepts and controversies in tidal marsh ecology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordredt, the Netherlands.


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