My research focuses on coastal and aeolian geomorphology and the impact of humans
on the coastal environment. I approach my geomorphic research from a field and instrument
intensive perspective. In the field, my lab measures characteristics of wind, waves,
and sand transport, often with custom instruments. My current projects focus on small-scale
aeolian sand transport (vertical and horizontal sand flux and ripple formation), dune
migration, and wave transformation around breakwaters. The latter project compares
field and laboratory collected data. I have had funding to use satellite data to identify
areas in the coastal zone for conservation and restoration, with an emphasis on wetlands.