Meet the Scientist

Coastal Studies Institute is excited to offer a new monthly virtual community program that allows viewers to get to know some of the world-class coastal scientists at ECU and among our partner institutions.  “Meet the Scientist” gives us the opportunity to introduce you to the people behind the science being done along our shores and across the world.

Each month an interview conducted by Dean Reide Corbett will be live-streamed to our Youtube Channel where it is also recorded for later viewing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions via the live chatbox. 

“Meet the Scientist” Schedule
November 11: April Blakeslee

In the first installment of this series, Dean Corbett will interview ECU Assistant Professor of Biology and 2019 ECU ICP Coastal Fellow April Blakeslee. Blakeslee will share her research on “zombie crabs” and host-parasite relationships found in coastal systems such as those in North Carolina.

December: TBD
January  28:  Mike Muglia
February 25: Lindsay Dubbs
March 25: Jim Morley

April: TBD

May 27: Rachel Gittman

June: TBD

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.


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.


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.




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.


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 Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981


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