Associate Professor

Large-Scale Geologic and Modern Evolution of Coastal Environments


Office: 212 Mitchell
Phone: (919) 962-5960

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B.A. Colgate University, 1993
Ph.D. University of California Santa Cruz, 1998

Research Interests

My research focuses on the large-scale geologic and modern evolution of coastal environments with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of climate change on modern coastal systems. Recent research topics include ecomorphodynamic (ecological – physical) interactions in coastal systems, barrier island evolution in response to sea level rise, geomorphic state change in coastal environments, the effects of changing wave climate on patterns of erosion and accretion, and the impacts of coral reef decline on coastal morphology.

Coastal Environmental Change Lab


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