Guest Experts Ethan Theuerkauf and Justin Ridge
Date of Webinar: January 19, 2016 at 4PM Eastern
Topic/Title: Our Changing Coast
Description: Barrier island and estuarine shorelines are shaped by sea-level rise, storms, and human disturbances. Several geological studies will be presented that examine the implications of these changes for coastal management. Specifically, barrier island and saltmarsh erosion will be placed into context with the coastal carbon cycle and the coupled evolution of oyster reef and saltmarsh shorelines will be explored.
Guest Expert Bios: Ethan Theuerkauf is a PhD student at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences studying under Dr. Rodriguez. His research focuses on the geological evolution of coastal environments, specifically beaches, barrier islands, and salt marshes. Ethan received his BS in Geology from The College of William and Mary in 2009 and his MS in Marine Sciences from UNC Chapel Hill in 2012. He enjoys spreading his research through community outreach and is one of the founders of the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN).
Justin Ridge is a Marine Sciences PhD student at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences studying under Drs. Rodriguez and Fodrie. His research focuses on the growth of oyster reefs over various time scales in different habitats. Justin received his BA in Biology from Hanover College in 2007 and his MS in Biological Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology in 2010. He has been heavily involved in classroom outreach and is one of the founders of the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN).
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