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Publications and Current CV

Research Program Supervisor
Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Research Program Supervisor

Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc (August 2008 – present)                  

  • Execute the Foundation’s scientific and conservation program
  • Supervise a staff of two Ecologists, a seasonal field crew and volunteers
  • Develop and manage land conservation and restoration projects
  • Project management of ten-fifteen concurrent projects. 
  • Execute the Foundation’s scientific research and conservation program.
  • Created strategic planning guidelines for multi-stage research, management, and restoration across the Foundation’s 9000 acres.
  • Developed the Foundation’s Science Blog and initial social media presence.
  • Successful grant writing and project budget management for multiple projects.
  • Represent the Foundation on local government boards and at professional, regional, and international conferences.


Independent Consultant

Sand County Consulting (2018-present)

  • Develop county-specific native plant lists for meadow seeding and restoration on private properties
  • Conduct wetland delineations and rare species surveys
  • Provide recommendations for improved coastal resilience using nature based solutions and native habitat restoration.

Professional and Community Leadership

Society of Wetland Scientists
Women in Wetlands Section, Chair
President, New England Chapter (2014-2018)
Sustainable Nantucket
Farmer’s Market Committee (2008-present)
Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative
Chair (2020 – present)
Biennial Research Conference Co-Chair (2019, 2015, 2013, 2011)
Research Grant Committee, Chair
Nantucket Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee, appointee
Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge, advisor and lecturer
Preservation Institute Nantucket, advisor and lecturer
ACKlimate Nantucket, partner
Sandplain Grassland Network, Founding Management Team


Professional Profiles available on


Karberg, J.M., K.C. Beattie, D.I. O’Dell, and K.A. Omand. 2015. Salinity tolerance of common reed (Phragmites australis) at the MedouieCreek restoration site, Nantucket MA. Wetland Science and Practice 32(1): 19-23.

Omand, K.A., J.M. Karberg, K.C. Beattie, D.I. O’Dell, and R.S. Freeman. 2014. Soil seed bank in Nantucket’s early successional communities: Implications for management. Natural Areas Journal 34(2): 188-199.

Karberg, J.M., J. Marburger, and M.R. Gale. 2009. Exploring the influence of genetic diversity on pitcher plant restoration in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Park Science 26(2) (http://www.nature.nps.gov/ParkScience/index.cfm?ArticleID=230&Page=1)

Karberg, J.M. and J. Marburger. 2009. Sidebar: Ecology of plant carnivory. Park Science 26(2) (http://www.nature.nps.gov/ParkScience/index.cfm?ArticleID=324&Page=1)   

Chimner, R.A. and J.M. Karberg. 2008. Long-term carbon accumulation in two tropical mountain peatlands, Andes Mountains, Ecuador. Mires and Peat 3 Article 04: 1-10

Karberg, J. M. and M. R. Gale. 2006. Genetic diversity and distribution of Sarracenia purpurea in the Western Lake Superior Basin. Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 235-242

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