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Jean Taylor Ellis

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Geography
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: jtellis@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-1593
Office: Callcott, Room 229
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Geography
WINDlab
Jean Taylor Ellis

Bio

Dr. Ellis received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2006 and held a position at NASA’s Applied Science Program at Stennis Space Center prior to joining the faculty at South Carolina in 2009. She was a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at LABOMAR – Universidade Federal do Ceara and is a former John A. Knauss Fellowship alumnus. She is an Associate Professor.

Research

Dr. Jean Ellis and her students focus on a variety of wind-induced phenomena at a variety of spatial and temporal scales in the coastal zone. WINDlab members have expertise in field-based data acquisition and analysis, specialized instrumentation, and GIS / remote sensing. As a team, we conduct applied and basic qualitative- and quantitative-based data and translate this academic research to decision makers. Recently, our main lab project focuses on the geomorphic impacts of the beach-dune system post hurricane and the associated recovery, but students have their individual thesis and dissertation projects.

Teaching

  • GEOG 104: Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEOG 201: Landform Geography
  • GEOG 360: Geography of Wind
  • MSCI/GEOG 590: Beach and Dune Interactions
  • GEOG 516: Coastal Zone Management

Representative and Recent Publications

*Harris, M.E., Ellis, J.T., and Barrineau, C.P., 2020. Evaluating the geomorphic response from sand fences on dunes impacted by hurricanes. Ocean and Coastal Management, 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105247.

Ning, Q., Li, B., and Ellis, J.T., 2020. Fence height control on sand trapping. Aeolian Research, 46: 100617.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2020.100617.

*Tereszkiewicz, P.A., Ellis, J.T., and *Gould, H.A., 2019. Introducing a cost-effective methodology to assess island-wide geomorphic change. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 23: 563–569.

Ellis, J.T. and *Román-Rivera, M.A., 2019. Assessing natural and mechanical dune performance in a post-hurricane environment. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7: 126.

*Román-Rivera, M.A. and Ellis, J.T., 2019. A synthetic review of remote sensing applications to detect nearshore bars. Marine Geology, 408: 144–153.

Sherman, D.J., Zhang, P., Martin, R.L., Ellis, J.T., Kok, J.F., Farrell, E.J., and Li, B., 2019. Aeolian ripple migration and associated creep transport rates. Geosciences, 9: 389.

Martin, R.L., Kok, J.F., Hugenholtz, C.H., Barchyn, T.E., Chanecki, M., Ellis, J.T., 2018. High-frequency measurements of aeolian saltation flux: Field-based methodology and applications. Aeolian Research, 30: 97–114.

* denotes students or postdocs

 


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