Eric Sparks, Ph.D.

Extension Program Leader and Coastal Ecology Specialist
Eric Sparks, Ph.D.


(228) 546-1025


Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Center
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532



Eric focuses on estuarine and wetland issues, including coastal restoration and restoration research. He is the coordinator of the Mississippi Master Naturalist program and an assistant extension professor with the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is also the leader of the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program.

Eric has a Ph.D. in marine sciences from the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab and a bachelor of science degree in marine biology from Troy University.