CURRENT PROJECTS

BRAZOS DELTA/TEXAS MUD BLANKET, TX, USA

  • Identify and track flood deposits on the Brazos River subaqueous delta from the 2015/2016 floods
  • Link mud blanket deposition to Brazos River floods
  • Develop record of Brazos River flooding preserved in mud blanket sediments

FOLLETS ISLANd Shoreface, TX, USA

  • Measure and Holocene sediment thicknesses on the Follets Island shoreface
  • Determine spatial and temporal variability in shoreface sedimentation
  • Increase understanding of sediment-limited barrier island evolution

MONTEReY BAY, CA, USA

  • Characterize modern shelf sedimentation throughout the bay
  • Investigate changes in upwelling and primary productivity through the Holocene
  • Identify source to sink characteristics from the Salinas River to mid shelf mud belts

SEAL BEACH WETLANDS, CA, USA

  • Identify paleo-seismic events along the Newport Inglewood Fault Zone
  • Characterize co-seismic subsidence in the wetlands
  • Qualify and quantify marsh recovery to rapid changes in sea level resulting from co-seismic subsidence

UPPER NEWPORT BAY, CA, USA

  • Investigate drivers for mudflat sedimentation on seasonal time scales
  • Measure salt marsh accretion over the past century
  • Assess marsh sustainability by comparing decadal marsh accretion to relative sea level rise