• Amy earned a B.S. at the University of Pittsburgh and M.S. from Rutgers University; both degrees in Ecology & Evolution. She’s a certified NC Environmental Educator® and Senior Lecturer in EVS.
  • Selected Publications

    Research Overview

  • Ms. Long maintains a small research program, working with undergraduate and graduate students to study and restore native plant populations to degraded lands and dynamic shoreline environments. Her students use population survey techniques and planting practices to test and assess native-plant-focused restoration projects in beach dune ecosystems, brackish marsh estuarine ecosystems, and coastal forests and grasslands, developing rapid assessment tools and proven restoration strategies for government regulators, resource managers and restoration practitioners throughout North Carolina.
  • Investigator On

  • Developing Healthy Movement Opportunities in New Hanover County Schools 2023-01-01 - 2023-12-01
  • Environmental Monitoring for Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site: Phase 4 2022-11-01 - 2023-12-01
  • Environmental Monitoring for Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site: Phases 3 & 4 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site 2020-01-01
  • Recycling Center Beautification and Education. 2020-01-01
  • Restoring Woodlands and Grasslands at New Hanover County Landfill. 2020-01-01
  • Expanding nursing knowledge of environmental and global issues affecting health care while positively impacting nursing practice. 2018-11-01 - 2019-10-01
  • Knowledge of Environmental & Global Health Concerns and the Impact if any on RN-BSN Students 2018-01-01
  • To develop the EVS485/592Advanced Restoration Ecology short-course 2018-01-01
  • Working with Bonnie Monteleone and the Plastic Oceans Project to establish the Trees4Trash program. 2018-01-01
  • A multi-organizational partnership between Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, Cape Fear Garden Club, UNCW and Wilmington Housing Authority to plant trees in urban housing project areas and educate residents about importance of trees and tree care. 2017-01-01
  • Hydrocarbon Analysis of Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve and Surrounding Aquatic Habitats. 2017-01-01
  • Water Quality and Fish Habitat Assessment via Hydrocarbon Analysis of Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve and Surrounding Aquatic Habitats on the Campus of UNCW. 2017-01-01
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  • Landfill Mitigation Strategy for State Rare Plant 2016-01-01
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  • Teaching Overview

  • Ms. Long teaches numerous courses at UNCW, ranging from introductory, non-major courses like Global Environmental Issues (EVS 205), to mid- and upper level major’s courses including Analysis of Science Communication (EVS 321), Literature of the Environment (EVS 421/521), Sustainability and the Environment – Iceland’s renewable energy and ecology (EVS 431), Environmental Conservation (EVS 445), and Restoration Ecology (EVS 469/569). She served as the EVSL 195 course coordinator and Senior Capstone Research Seminar (EVS 495) Lecturer for eight years and stepped down in Summer 2023.
  • Full Name

  • Amy Elizabeth Long