Nicole Khan: 

 

 

Research Interests

The overarching theme of my research is the use of sedimentary, microfossil and geochemical indicators to obtain records of present and past storms, floods and sea levels, and their extent of geological and ecological impacts. These records provide means to assess future risk, reveal the spatial and temporal variability of coastal inundation and decipher the relationship of these events to global climatic changes.

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Publications

  • Milker, Y., Horton, B.P., Vane, C.H., Engelhart, S.E., Nelson, A.R., Witter, R.C., Khan, N.S., Bridgeland, W.T., in press. Seasonal distribution of intertidal foraminifera and stable carbonisotope geochemistry, Bandon Marsh, Oregon, USA. Journal of Foraminiferal Research.
  • Khan, N.S., Vane, C.H., Horton, B.P., 2015. Stable carbon isotopes of sedimentary organic matter as a sea-level indicator. In: Handbook of Sea-level Research. Shennan, I., Long, A. J., and Horton, B. P. (Eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
  • Vane, C.H., Kim, A., Moss-Hayes, V., Snape, C., Castro Diaz, M., Khan, N.S., Engelhart, S., Horton, B.P., 2013, Degradation of mangrove tissues by arboreal termites (Nasutitermes acajutlae) and their role in the mangrove C cycle (Puerto Rico): Chemical characterization and organic matter provenance using bulk δ13C, C/N, alkaline CuO oxidation-GC/MS and solid-state 13C NMR, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
  • Khan, N.S., Horton, B.P., McKee, K.L., Jerolmack, D., Falcini, F., Enache, M.D.,Vane, C.H., 2013, Tracking sedimentation from the historic A.D. 2011 Mississippi River flood in the deltaic wetlands of Louisiana, USA: Geology, published online 7 February 2013, doi: 10.1130/G33805.1
  • Falcini, F., Khan, N.S., Macelloni, L., Horton, B.P., Lutken, C.B., McKee, K.L., Santoleri, R., Colella, S., Li, C., Volpe, G., D’Emidio, M., Salusti, A., Jerolmack, D.J., 2012, Linking the historic 2011 Mississippi River flood to coastal wetland sedimentation: Nature Geoscience, v. 5, no. 11, p. 803-807. 

Contact Info

Postdoctoral Associate
Sea Level ResearchInstitute of Marine and Coastal Science
Rutgers University
71 Dudley RoadNew Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Tel: (848) 932-3482

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Simon Engelhart:

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Research Interests

  • Relative sea-level changes from Last Glacial Maximum to present
  • Glacial isostatic adjustment modeling
  • Coastal paleoseismology and paleogeodesy
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction using micropaleontology

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Assistant Professor
336 Woodward Hall
tel: 401-874-2187
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Andrea Hawkes:

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Research Interests

Dr. Hawkes' main research interests include the development and application of environmental modeling and quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstruction techniques with the aim of understanding the role of earthquakes, tsunamis, storms as driving mechanisms of Quaternary relative sea-level change and coastal evolution.
Dr. Hawkes' research has been undertaken in coastal and wetland ecosystems in temperate and tropical environments (Indonesia, Malaysia, French Polynesia, Belize, Bermuda, Alaska and coastal USA), which are under increasing pressure from a variety of natural and artificial processes. A key output of this research is the development of very precise reconstructions of former sea levels using a statistically based relationship between contemporary foraminifera (a single-celled marine organism) and their correlation to elevation and fossil foraminiferal assemblages. 
She aims to produced high-precision geological reconstructions of relative sea level of sufficient resolution to better estimate vertical ground displacements associated with the earthquake deformation cycle and reconstruct past sea-level variations at various temporal and spatial scales. She uses a multiproxy approach (e.g., surface sampling, coring, GPR, CHIRP, micropaleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and AMS 14C, 210Pb, 137Cs dating)

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Contact Info

Department of Geography and Geology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-2350; Fax: 910 962-7077
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Jessica Pilarczyk:

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Research Interests

The goal of my research is to understand how coastal systems have been altered by catastrophic events (earthquakes, storms, tsunamis) and sea-level change over the Holocene, and through this understanding, improve our ability to forecast how coastal systems will respond to future events and changes. Fundamental to this aim is bridging the gap between short-term instrumental records and predictions. Primarily I use sedimentary, mollusk and microfossil evidence to better understand the record of past earthquakes, storms, tsunamis and sea-level change in a variety of coastal systems in temperate, tropical and arid environments. My current research interests fall into, but are not limited to, three broad themes: 

1. The role of storms and tsunamis on coastal evolution

2. Earthquake history over multiple seismic cycles

3. Millennial scale changes in sea level 

Curriculum vitae

Selected Publications 

Contact info

Postdoctoral Associate
Sea Level Research
Department of Marine and Coastal Science
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ,08901
Tel: (848) 932-3482
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Yvonne Milker:

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Research Interests

One major aim of my current research is the precise reconstruction of earthquake-induced land-level changes during the last five earthquake cycles at the central Cascadia subduction zone by using salt-marsh foraminiferal-based transfer functions. Further aim is the continuous observation of the tidal restoration of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in southern Oregon. This tidal restoration simulates sudden subsidence during a great subduction-zone earthquake and provides a unique opportunity to observe the physical and biological changes that occur during a “coseismic” sea-level rise and of “interseismic” changes as simulated by the stabilization of the marsh. 

 

Curriculum vitae

 

 

Publications (full list)  

 

  • Milker, Y., Horton, B.P., Vane, C.H., Engelhart, S.E., Nelson, A.R., Witter, R.C., Khan, N.S.,Bridgeland, W.T., in press. Seasonal distribution of intertidal foraminifera and stable carbonisotope geochemistry, Bandon Marsh, Oregon, USA. Journal of Foraminiferal Research.
  • Milker, Y., Wilken, M., Schumann, J., Sakuna, D., Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Schmiedl, G.,2013. Sediment transport on the inner shelf off Khao Lak (Andaman Sea, Thailand) duringthe 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and former storm events: evidence from foraminiferaltransfer functions. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13, 3113-3128.
  • Milker, Y., Rachmayani, R., Weinkauf, M., Prange, M., Raitzsch, M., Schulz, M., Kucera, M., 2013. Global and regional sea surface temperature trends during Marine Isotope Stage 11. Climate of the Past Discussions 9, 837–890.
  • Milker, Y., Schmiedl, G., Betzler, C., Andersen, N., Theodor, M., 2012. Early Holocene eutrophication and shelf ecosystem response in the western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Micropaleontology, 90-91, 1-12.
  • Milker, Y., Schmiedl, G., 2012. A taxonomic guide to modern benthic shelf foraminifera of the western Mediterranean Sea. Palaeontologia Electronica, 15(2), 134p.
  • Milker, Y., Schmiedl, G., Betzler, C., 2010. Holocene sea-level change in the Western Mediterranean Sea: Quantitative reconstructions based on foraminiferal transfer functions, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 307, 324–338.
  • Milker, Y., Schmiedl, G., Betzler, C., Römer, M., Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Siccha, M., 2009.Distribution of Recent benthic foraminifera in neritic carbonate environments of the WesternMediterranean Sea. Marine Micropaleontology, 73, 207-225.

Contact info

University of Hamburg

 

Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability

 

Institute for Geology
Bundesstrasse 55
20146 Hamburg
Tel.: +49(0)40-42838-5298
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website: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/geol_pal/milker_e.html

 

Niamh Cahill

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