What Can Homeowners Tell Us About How to Protect Shorelines?

July 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Homes with natural shorelines actually had less hurricane damage than homes with bulkhead shorelines.

Migrating Marshes Reveal Sea Level Rise and Human Activity

June 6, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Marshes face both natural and human stressors on seaward and landward edges.

Can Fish Adapt to Pollutants in the Cape Fear?

May 20, 2019 | Dave Shaw

How do Atlantic killifish respond to multiple stressors?

Model Predicts Storm Impacts on Beaches and Dunes

April 26, 2019 | Dave Shaw

During storms, strong waves and currents can erode beaches and dunes and create low-lying areas vulnerable to flooding. We use field surveys and a computer model called XBeach to predict this erosion, as well as to understand its interactions with storm-driven flooding of larger regions.

NC Sea Grant-Funded Scientist Receives Best Paper Honor

April 16, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Hans W. Paerl, an aquatic ecologist at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, led a team that conducted groundbreaking research on nutrient over-enrichment and its negative effects on coastal ecosystems.