Joshua Gunn's specific academic and research interests
include understanding wetlands' role in reducing the impact of
floods on human populations. More generally, he is
interested in wetland planning and policy at different levels of
government as well as how planning based on a better
understanding of ecological functioning can reduce the impact of
coastal hazards on human populations.
As his interests are largely
interdisciplinary, he often utilizes geographic information
systems (GIS) software in his analyses as the interaction
between nature and human settlements can sometimes be better
understood when looked at spatially.
He is currently completing coursework
at Texas A&M University in College Station, and plans on
returning to Galveston to work on his dissertation. In
College Station, he is the project manager for the Hurricane Ike
Recovery Project under Dr. Shannon Van Zandt in the Hazard
Reduction and Recovery Center.