Amanda Payton

Research Specialist

Office: Room No. 376
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981

Email: paytona20@ecu.edu

Bio

Amanda is a remote sensing and GIS analyst who is passionate about conservation and coastal ecosystems. She joined CSI as a research specialist in 2020 after completing her master’s program. She enjoys swimming, kayaking, crafting, and reading in her spare time.

Education

B.S. Sustainability Science, Furman University, 2015

M.S. Geographic Information Science, Clark University, 2020

Publications

Abigail Barenblitt, Amanda Payton, David Lagomasino, Lola Fatoyinbo, Kofi Asare, Kenneth Aidoo, Hugo Pigott, Charles Kofi Som, Laurent Smeets, Omar Seidu, Danielle Wood, The large footprint of small-scale artisanal gold mining in Ghana, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 781, 2021, 146644, ISSN 0048-9697, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146644.

Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.

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Based at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) advances inter-disciplinary marine energy solutions across UNC System partner colleges of engineering at NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University.

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ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU’s Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.

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The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.

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Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.

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The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.

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Contact Info

The Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981

252-475-5400

info@coastalstudiesinstitute.com

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