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  • Faculty Openings in ECU Department of Coastal Studies

    The Department of Coastal Studies in East Carolina University’s new Integrated Coastal Programs unit plans to hire a cohort of four scholars into tenure-track positions at its Outer Banks campus. These positions are part of a major ECU investment in research and teaching programs focused on ocean margins. We seek creative and rigorous scholars with …Read More

  • Outer Banks Field Site Students Present Capstone Research Project on December 13, 2018

    The students of the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) will present their Capstone research findings at 2 pm on December 13, 2018. The presentation, entitled “Environmental Change and Septic in Nags Head: Local Perspectives and Impacts on Water Quality and Quantity”,  will be held in room 262 at the Coastal Studies Institute located on the …Read More

  • Research Experiences of a High School Intern: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Currituck Sound

      CSI researchers revisit the Currituck Sound every 6 months in the Fall and Spring to continue their ongoing surveying. Over the course of two years, the CSI and ECU scientists goals’ have been recording the changes and distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). SAV is imperative to coastal ecosystems because it provides critical habitat …Read More

  • ECU and CSI Anthropologist to Study Political Ecology of Small-Scale Fisheries Management in St. Croix

    Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey, Anthropologist at ECU and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) at the ECU Outer Banks Campus, was recently awarded funding for a mixed-method, multi-level analysis of small-scale fisheries management structures and networks. The work will build on her previous ethnographic research aimed at understanding how social differences and inequalities among fishers, managers, scientists, …Read More

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    ECU and CSI Study Impacts of Hurricanes Florence and Michael

    A team of scientists from ECU and CSI have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to study the impacts of Hurricanes Florence and Michael in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System (APES) and adjacent continental shelf. The team is led by Dr. Siddhartha Mitra, Associate Professor in the Department of Geological …Read More

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