Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Steven Hagerty '15


Steven Hagerty ’15 is an Environmental Science and Economics concentrator interested in conservation biology, environmental policy and management of natural resources. He is working with Professor Mark Bertness (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) and Stephen Smith (Cape Cod National Seashore/National Park Service) to analyze how recreational overfishing ultimately affects small marine invertebrates that live in coastal Cape Cod. This research should help more clearly identify the structure of New England salt marsh food webs, the complete effects of human activity in coastal ecosystems as well as general implications for trophic cascades. Steve leads trips for Brown Outdoor Leadership Training and volunteers for Space in Prison for the Arts and Creative Expression. He enjoys backpacking and poetry.