The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Dr. Joel M. Gramling

Dr. Joel M. Gramling is the Interim Department Head of the Biology Department.  He is an Associate Professor of Plant Ecology and Curator of the Citadel Herbarium. His current research projects include the study of wetland restoration outcomes, an ethnobotanical study of sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia spp.) and the status of invasive and rare plant species in South Carolina. Dr. Gramling has conducted floristic surveys across coastal South Carolina and actively works with the conservation community. He is a member of The Citadel’s Professional Education Board and advises undergraduate Biology majors that specialize in teaching. Dr. Gramling is associate editor of Native Plants Journal and hosts monthly meetings of the Lowcountry Chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society at The Citadel. Dr. Gramling is past chair of the Southeastern Chapter of the Ecological Society of America and is collaborating with Dr. Richard D. Porcher Jr. on a guide to the wildflowers of coastal South Carolina.

Dr. Joel Gramling

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Telephone: (843) 953-6459
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Office Hours: M W 0900-1000

Degrees: Ph. D (UNC), M.A. (Citadel), B.S. (2) (CoFC)
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