The Lab

Principal Investigator

Michael W. Beck

Research Professor & AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience

Institute of Marine Sciences, Department of Ocean Sciences, Coastal Science & Policy Program

Senior Researcher

Borja Reguero

Assoc. Research Professor

Institute of Marine Sciences, Coastal Science & Policy program

Researchers & Staff

Pelayo Menéndez

Postdoctoral fellow

Climate risk, coastal adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Rae Taylor-Burns

PhD Candidate

Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems

Ted Liu

Graduate Student

Financial risks and costs of climate change, economic resilience

Megan Kelso

Postdoctoral fellow

Nature-based risk reduction, assessments, and risk transfer tools

Austen Stovall

Researcher/Coordinator

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Brook Constantz

Graduate RA

Graduate research in Environmental Studies & Coastal Resilience

Stephan Bitterwolf

PhD Candidate

Coral gene expression biomarkers, ecosystem services, and restoration

Ben Norris

Coastal Modeler

Nearshore processes and hydrodynamics of aquatic ecosystems

Camila Gaido

Coastal Modeler

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Ian Costello

MFA Student

Botanically accurate procedural vegetation growth in game engines

Affiliated Researchers

Curt Storlazzi

Senior Research Geologist

Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems

Jessica Kendall-Bar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Illustration, animation, and science communication strategy

Wayne Martin

Coastal Modeler

Near-shore numerical modeling of coral reef damage

Siddharth Narayan

Assistant Professor

Coastal engineering, adaptation, and nature-based solutions

Kristen Cumming

Physical Scientist

Climate adaptation and coastal dynamics, hazards, and ecosystems

Nadine Heck

Assistant Professor

Marine conservation, fisheries, and climate change adaptation