252-475-5400

Reide Corbett, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Coastal Studies Institute
Dean, Integrated Coastal Programs, ECU

Office:
Graham 201C, East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

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Bio

Reide Corbett was born and raised in coastal North Carolina. After receiving his Ph.D. in oceanography from Florida State University and spending a short time at Tulane University in New Orleans, he returned to North Carolina to join the faculty at ECU. He is now the Dean of Integrated Coastal Programs, the executive director of the Coastal Studies Institute, and a professor in the Department of Coastal Studies at ECU. Corbett is a coastal oceanographer and geochemist with an overall scientific interest in the geochemical and geomorphic dynamics of coastal and open ocean environments. Much of his research during the last two decades has focused on the delivery of constituents by submarine groundwater discharge and sediment dynamics across the continental margin. Corbett’s research has broadened through the years to include coastal change and geomorphic evolution across telescoping timescales.

Education

1999: Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography (Geochemistry); Florida State University

1996: M.S. in Chemical Oceanography (Geochemistry); Florida State University

1994: B.S. in Chemistry; Florida State University

Research Interests

My overall scientific interest is to better understand the cycling of biologically active constituents (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus) in coastal and open ocean environments. In addition, I am interested in the role humans and nature play in shaping the coastal zone. Specific areas of my on-going research include those focused on: Sedimentary and geochemical processes in coastal environments Naturally-occurring radionuclides as tools for quantifying rates of sedimentary and biogeochemical processes Investigations of the discharge of groundwater into the coastal zone Deposition, remineralization and burial of carbon and nutrients in coastal margins Coastal Hazards.

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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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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 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.

FACILITIES

SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS

 

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.

MEET THE TEAM

The CSI Board of Directors consists of professionals with strong backgrounds in coastal issues including research, development, outreach, education, and policies that affect coastal communities. The Board promotes the UNC System’s mission in helping it serve the people of North Carolina at a high level of excellence in every area of endeavor at the Coastal Studies Institute. The Board meets twice a year to discuss the projects and progress of CSI.

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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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