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Coastal Permafrost Erosion and Carbon Release (COPER)
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany
2012-2015
Carried out and post-processed field measurements using shallow seismic, interferometric side scan, RTK surveys. Collected benthic data and analyzed grain size distribution and geochemical properties (CNS, TOC, d13C). Utilized GIS for historic shoreline analysis. Created flooding susceptibility map of a settlement using LiDAR data and GIS.  
   
Environmental Sensitivity Index Mapping - Texas; Coastal Marine and Geospatial Lab, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2012
Quality analysis of Environmental Sensitivity Index mapping of the Texas Coast  
   
Permanent transect for monitoring environmental change in estuarine wetlands of Mustang Island, Texas; Coastal Marine and Geospatial Lab, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2009-2012
Planned and implemented topographic surveys using digital total station and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK GPS), fabricated set-up for collecting vertical close-ground aerial photography; carried out eld mapping, managed geodatabase and GIS.  
   
Vertical Accretion in Estuarine Wetlands of Mustang Island, Texas; CMGL-TAMUCC 2008-2011
As part of master’s project: managed and planed eld work involving core collection and geodetic surveying; managed, planned and implemented core sampling and logging; analyzed sediments for Cs-137 utilizing a HPGe gamma spectroscopy system, analyzed sediments for organic content, bulk density and grain size (laser diractometry); managed database and GIS.  
   
Shoreline Monitoring Pinellas County, Florida; Coastal Research Laboratory, University of South Florida (USF) 2004-2008
Assisted in collection time series beach prole data (monthly) using a digital total station, RTK GPS for shoreline mapping, and hydrographic surveys of oshore bathymetry.  
   
Seismic reection and refraction study at Hutchinson Island, Florida; USF 2007
Collected, analyzed and interpreted shallow seismic data.  
   
Blind Pass Hydrocarbon Project; Coastal Research Laboratory, USF 2007
Assisted in planning and implementation of eld and laboratory procedures including collection of 100+ vibra-cores; main responsibilities included core logging, grain-size and organic content analyses, data management in GINT; assisted in bathymetric surveys.  
   
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates: Florida Paleoenvironments; USF 2006
Participated in an intense group eort investigating the nature of Plio-Pleistocene shell-beds in Florida. Taxonomic identication, taphonomic classication, and grain size analyses.  
   
Sedimentation in Donna-Roberts Bay ; Coastal Research Laboratory, USF 2006
Assisted in collection of 50+ vibra-cores, collected surface sediment samples, carried out grain-size and organic content analyses; responsible for core logging and data management.  
   
Big Pass-Sarasota Pass Inlet Study; Coastal Research Laboratory, USF 2005-2006
Assisted in collection of 30+ vibra-cores, collected surface sediment samples, carried out grain-size and organic content analyses; responsible for core logging and data management.  
   
Hurricane Impact Studies; Coastal Research Laboratory, USF 2004-2005
Assisted in collection of 50+ sediment cores (vibracore, hammer-core), carried out grain-size and organic content analyses, trenching.  
   
Hydrographic Surveying of Florida Rivers; Coastal Research Laboratory, USF 2004-2005
Assisted in bathymetric surveys of the Withlacoochee, Homosassa, Little Manatee, and Anclote rivers in Florida.