UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Laura J. Moore

Associate Professor

Large-Scale Geologic and Modern Evolution 

of Coastal Environments

Office: 212 Mitchell
Phone: (919) 962-5960
Email: laura.moore@unc.edu

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Ph.D. University of California Santa Cruz, 1998;  B.A. Colgate University, 1993

Research interests:
My research focuses on the large-scale geologic and modern evolution of coastal environments with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of climate change on modern coastal systems. Recent research topics include ecomorphodynamic (ecological – physical) interactions in coastal systems, barrier island evolution in response to sea level rise, geomorphic state change in coastal environments, the effects of changing wave climate on patterns of erosion and accretion, and the impacts of coral reef decline on coastal morphology.

Coastal Environmental Change Lab

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