The Lab

Michael W. Beck

Research Professor

Institute of Marine Sciences

Department of Ocean Sciences

Senior Researchers

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Borja Reguero

Assoc. Research Professor

Institute of Marine Sciences

Coastal Science & Policy program

Researchers and Staff

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Camila Gaido

Coastal Modeler

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions.

Pelayo Menéndez

Postdoctoral fellow 

Climate risk, coastal adaptation, and nature-based solutions.

Stephan Bitterwolf

PhD Candidate

Coral gene expression biomarkers, ecosystem services, and restoration.

Paul DeSalles

Program Coordinator

Science communication, outreach, community ecology.

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Kristen Cumming

Physical Scientist

U.S. Geological Survey
Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems.

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Jessica Kendall-Bar

PhD Candidate

UC Santa Cruz

Illustration, animation, and science communication strategy.

Affiliated Researchers

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Curt Storlazzi

Senior Research Geologist

U.S. Geological Survey
Climate adaptation and coastal
dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems.

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Nadine Heck

Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
Marine conservation, fisheries, and climate change adaptation

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Siddharth Narayan

Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions.

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Rae Taylor-Burns

Research Geologist

U.S. Geological Survey
Climate adaptation and coastal
dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems.