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Marine Sciences Faculty & Staff    

Faculty      

MARS Faculty


Kyeong Park
Department Head & Professor

Estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics and water quality conditions


Rainer Amon
Professor

Organic biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, arctic oceanography


Ayal Anis
Associate Professor

Physical oceanography


Samuel D. Brody
Professor and CTBS Director

Coastal environmental planning, natural hazards mitigation, spatial analysis, dispute resolution


Charles H. Coleman Jr.
Instructional Assistant Professor

Vibracoring in the Galveston Ship Channel - Delineation of local sand bodies, City of Galveston


Meri Davlasheridze
Assistant Professor

Economic impacts of natural disasters, vulnerability, adaptation, and general public policy concerning disaster mitigation and recovery


Timothy Dellapenna
Associate Professor

Coastal marine sedimentology, applications of high-resolution marine geophysics (e.g., side scan sonar, siesmic reflection surveys)


Wesley E. Highfield
Associate Professor

GIS; Spatial Analysis/Statistics; Natural Hazard Mitigation & Policy; Environmental Planning & Policy


Glenn A. Jones
Professor

Paleoceanography, Arctic Ocean, climate change, Black Sea, and accelerator mass spectrometry and radiocarbon dating


Karl Kaiser
Assistant Professor

Interactions between marine biogeochemical cycles, ocean chemistry and the climate system


Patrick Louchouarn
Professor & Executive Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Impacts of anthropogenic perturbations on biogeochemical cycling at ecosystem interfaces, source and fate of pyrogenic carbon in the environment, environmental forensics


David Retchless
Assistant Professor

Cartographic communication of sea level rise and other climate hazards


Ashley D. Ross
Assistant Professor

Disaster resilience policy and perceptions; rural community resilience; emergency management; adaptive management; climate change perceptions and policy among Millennials, Latinos, and other sub-populations


Peter H. Santschi
Regents Professor

Chemical Oceanography, Limnology and Hydrology, including tracer applications using radioactive and stable isotopes, relationships between trace element and natural organic matter geochemistry, and importance of exopolymeric substances for pollutants


Pete J. van Hengstum
Assistant Professor

Global coastal systems responded to previous climate, sea-level and anthropogenic changes with the goal of predicting how these systems will respond to future changes in these forcings

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Faculty with Joint Appointment


Jhenny Galan
Instructional Assistant Professor

Computational Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry


Douglas J. Klein
Professor

Interactions between marine biogeochemical cycles, ocean chemistry and the climate system


Melanie J. Moser
Interim Chair of Foundational Sciences and Instructional Professor

Chemistry education; Organic compounds for novel applications

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Emeritus


Ernest Estes
Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Evaluation of Pleistocene material for shoreline protection; Sedimentology and stratigraphy


Gerald E. Hite
Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Interplay between theory and experiment, ie. application of mathematical models to describe physical phenomena


Susan L. Knock
Instructional Associate Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Avian diversity studies for an energy company that is planning to develop a wind generator plant near West Galveston Bay


Thomas G. Schmalz
Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Development of effective model Hamiltonians which can be used to study the properties of organic polymers

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Staff      

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RESEARCH ASSOC.      

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Graduate Students      

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