Research areas include marine ecology, marine biology, phycology, coral reef ecology, wetland ecology, algae, wetlands, and coral ecology.
, M.S., M. Ed. (Marine Science) has been an extension agent on St. Croix since October 1991. A Virgin Islands resident since 1978, Marcia was a dive instructor before working for the V. I. Government in its Department of Planning and Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division. Following 13 years of supervising the water quality monitoring office, she came to VIMAS. An alumna of the University of Connecticut, she completed her graduate work both at Southeastern Massachusetts University and the University of the Virgin Islands. Her research interests include tropical marine algae and coral reef ecology. Marcia is also involved in outreach education. Her current projects include tropical marine resources, wetland ecology and Nonpoint Source (NPS) water pollution.