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Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines

Science. Policy. Education. Outreach. Coastal.

Recent Publications, White Papers, Support Statements & Presentations

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Peer Reviewed Publications:

♦ 2014: Quaternary Research: Sedimentary proxy evidence of a mid-Holocene hypsithermal event in the location of a current warming hole, North Carolina, USA by Ben Tanner, Chad Lane, Elizabeth Martin, Rob Young, and Beverly Collins.

♦ 2014: Journal of Coastal Conservation: Implications of population and tourism development growth for Bulgarian coastal zone by by Hristo Stanchev, Robert Young, and Margarita Stancheva

♦ 2013: Journal of Coastal Research: Understanding the Controls on Storm Surge through the building of a National Storm Surge Database
by Katie McDowell Peek and Rob Young

♦ 2013: Journal of Coastal Conservation: Integrating GIS and high resolution orthophoto images for the development of a geomorphic shoreline classification and risk assessment—a case study of cliff/bluff erosion along the Bulgarian coast
by Hristo Stanchev, Robert Young, and Margarita Stancheva

♦ 2013: Geological Society of America Special Papers: Quantitative Modeling of Coastal Processes: A Boom or a Bust for Society?
by Orrin Pilkey, Rob Young and Andrew Cooper

♦ 2009: The Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Castanea: Nutrient and Physical Soil Characteristics of River Cane Stands, Western North Carolina
by Adam Griffith, David Kinner, Benjamin Tanner, Andrew Moore, Katherine Mathews, and Rob Young

♦ 2007: Ecological Restoration: Rivercane Restoration Project: Recovering an Ecologically and Culturally Significant Species (North Carolina)
by Adam Griffith, Katie McDowell Peek and Rob Young

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White Papers:

♦ An Evaluation of the Ongoing Impacts of Sand Mining at the CEMEX Lapis Sand Plant in Marina, California on the Southern Monterey Bay Shoreline by Robert Young (View Report)

A Fiscal Analysis of Shifting Inlets and Terminal Groins in North Carolina by Andy Coburn

♦ Analysis of Proposed DeBordieu Groin and Beach Nourishment Project by Kendra Rudeen

Mining of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental and Economic Problem for Morocco by Adam Griffith

Rethinking Living Shorelines, by Orrin Pilkey, Rob Young, Normal Longo and Andy Coburn

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Project Reports

by Katie McDowell Peek, Andy Coburn, Emily Stafford, Blair Tormey, Robert S.Young, Holli Thompson, Laura Bennett, and Alicia Fowler.
byKatie McDowell Peek, Robert S.Young, Rebecca L. Beavers, Cat Hawkins-Hoffman, Brian T.Diethorn, and Shawn Norton
Inventory of Coastal Engineering Projects in Coastal National Parks
Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/GRD/NRTR—2010/373
by Andy Coburn, Adam Griffith and Robert Young

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Position/Support Documents & Statements

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Professional Presentations

♦ 2015: Marine Vulnerability Assessment of Cumberland Island National Seashore: Determining the Vulnerability of Marine Habitats to Climate Change Stressors

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♦ 2014: Leveraging River Restoration for Geoscience Education: The Elwha Science Education Project

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♦ 2014: Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal National Parks: Estimating the Exposure of All Park Assets to 1m of Sea-Level Rise

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♦ 2013: North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers: Did Beach Nourishment Save the Jersey Shore During Sandy?

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♦ 2013: Conclusive Evidence that a Tropical Storm’s Saffir-Simpson Rating has no Bearing on Storm Surge Height: The National Storm Surge Database

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♦ 2012: Potential Impacts Of Sea Level Rise On Hilton Head Island, SC

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♦ 2011: The National Storm Surge Database: Public Access through the Storm Surge Viewer and Mobile Application.

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♦ 2011: Cataloging all Available Storm Surge Measurements for the State of North Carolina: The National Storm Surge Database

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♦ 2011: Mapping Western Carolina University Using High Resolution Aerial Photography

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♦ 2010: Restoration of Arundinaria Gigantea (Rivercane) to the Oconoluftee River Floodplain, Cherokee NC

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