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    ECU and UNC CSI Partner with Costa Rican Organization for Collaborative Archaeological Project

    Maritime Archaeologists from East Carolina University (ECU) and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) recently returned from a two week field school in Costa Rica.   The field work, centered around two potentially 18th century shipwrecks, was performed in partnership with, and under the permit of, Centro Comunitario de Buceo Embajadores y Embajadoras del …Read More

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    New Paper Released on the Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Lichen Biodiversity in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    A new paper was recently released on the potential impacts of sea level rise (SLR) on lichen biodiversity.  This paper, written by Jessica Allen and James Lendemer, botanists with the New York Botanical Garden, gives particular attention to the impacts of SLR on the Mid-Atlantic region and has identified northeastern North Carolina as a hot …Read More

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    Great Weather for Beach Monitoring

    UNC CSI Coastal Processes team members were fortunate to have nice, relatively cool weather for beach monitoring field work on Pea Island yesterday.  The team completed various measurements on a number of transects to evaluate beach properties in a control (un-nourished) and a recently nourished area.  ECU graduate students in Geological Sciences, Nick Kelly and Ryan …Read More

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    Nature-based infrastructure research featured on NPR

    NC Sea Grant recently funded a group led by Estuarine Ecology and Human Health Program head Mike Piehler to conduct research and educational activities in Wilson Bay, near Jacksonville, NC.  Partners include the City of Jacksonville, NOAA, and the NC Sentinel Site Cooperative.  Listen to and read about the project here …Read More


    Estuarine Ecosystems, Habitats, and Ecosystem Services

    Pamlico Sound Estuarine System (PSES) An estuary is a place where freshwater mixes with the sea in a semi-enclosed coastal body of water. The Pamlico Sound is home to a host of unique habitats and is the largest of the North Carolina estuaries. Water from the marshes, forests and grasslands of eastern North Carolina and …Read More

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