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  • CSI and ECU Faculty Publish Paper on Coastal Adaptation in Pacific Island Nations

    In a just-published paper, Drs. Siddarth Narayan and Nadine Heck, along with an international team of collaborators, examine how communities affected by coastal hazards choose to adapt. By analyzing data collected from coastal communities in four Pacific island nations over a series of workshops, interviews, and focus groups, the team reveals that people living on …Read More

  • ECU, CSI and University of Puerto Rico Collaborate on Ciguatoxin Study

    Ecologists and anthropologists from ECU and CSI, and the University of Puerto Rico- Ponceare are working on a Puerto Rico Sea Grant (PRSG) funded study entitled, “Ciguatoxin detection and model predictions for use in fisheries management in Puerto Rico,” to better understand the connections between ciguatoxin (CTX) and occurrences of fish poisoning in humans.  CTX …Read More

  • David Lagomasino, assistant professor in the Department of Coastal Studies at ECU.

    CSI Professor Visits Philippines to Map Coastal Habitats

    Coastal habitats, such as seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangroves and marshes play a critical role in the overall health and resilience of coastal systems.  David Lagomasino, assistant professor in the Department of Coastal Studies at ECU and J.P. Walsh, director of the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island, are working to …Read More

  • Back Row: Dr. Andy Keeler, Connor Badgett, CriShaun Hardy, Avery Morea, Emma Calhoun, Emily Galvin, Anna-Gray Anderson, Dr. Linda D'Anna, and Peter Marcou. Front: Claire Bradley, Bailey Williams, Hayley Kaplan, Rachel O'Reilley, Sara Henshaw, and Dr. Lindsay Dubbs.

    UNC Students Spend Semester Researching Outer Banks Septic

    Twelve students from UNC Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment have spent the fall living and learning on the Outer Banks. During their semester at the Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) on ECU’s Outer Banks Campus, the students gained an understanding of the complex relationship between coastal policy, and the natural and social sciences that …Read More

  • NC State School of Design graduate students present their final products for Dr. George Elvin’s course on coastal resiliency.

    NC State Students Challenge Traditional Architecture Ideas With Storm Resilient Designs

    Coastal hazards, including changing climate, increased storm activity and rising sea levels threaten coastal communities and the infrastructure they contain.  A group of architecture students from North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) School of Design are working on new ideas to increase community resilience through architecture and design.  CSI recently hosted these students on the ECU …Read More

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