Professor, UGA Skidaway
Institute of Oceanography
Director, Applied Coastal Research Laboratory, Georgia Southern University
Sedimentology, radiochemistry, stratigraphy, fine-grained depositional environments,
rates and products of sedimentary processes, sediment chronologies of contaminant
input, benthic habitat mapping
Issues of Interest:
Non-point source pollution, coastal erosion, sediment management, hammocks,
impacts of structures on marsh habitat, essential fish habitat.
Current Projects (Georgia and related):
Coastal Ecosystems - Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Tidal Inlet and Stream Movements and their Influence on Coastal Vulnerability
Alber, Tim Hollibaugh, Steve Pennings, Wade Sheldon, Clark Alexander, Dale Bishop, Jack Blanton,
Adrian Burd, Chris Craft, Daniela Di Iorio, Mandy
Joye, Christof Meile, Billy Moore, Brian Silliman and John Wares (see
project summary for affiliations).
Chester W. Jackson Jr. (Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University) and Clark R. Alexander (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography)
Field Assessment and Simulation of Shading from Alternative Dock Construction Materials
Clark Alexander (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography), Risa Cohen (Georgia Southern University)
Assessing Shoreline Change and Coastal Hazards for the Georgia Coast. GA Sea Grant, 2008-2010.
Threatened Archaeological, Historic and Cultural Resources of the Georgia Coast: Identification, Prioritization and Management using GIS Technology, Phase II. GA Coastal Zone Management Program, 2008-2010.
Quantifying the Impact of Recreational and Commercial Usage of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on the Natural Resources of Georgia, GA Coastal Zone Management Program, 2008-2010.
Providing a Temporal Framework for Ossabaw Island in Support of Physical and Social Science Research, Ossabaw Island foundation, 2008-2009.
GIS and Field-Based Documentation of Armored Estuarine Shorelines in Georgia, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 2009-2010.
Remote Bathymetric Measurements with NCAM, Savannah River National Laboratory/DOE, with J. Blanton, 2009-2012.
Coordinated Research Strategy for Marsh Hammock Research. GA Coastal Zone
Management Program. (Link
to PDF of Back Barrier Island semi-annotated Bibliography, July 2004)
I work in lakes, rivers, estuaries and in the marine realm on the continental
shelf, slope and rise throughout the world.
Satilla, Altamaha, St. Mary's, Duplin, St. John's Rivers
ACE Basin, Sapelo
National Estuarine Research Reserve, Winyah Bay, Anadyr estuary (Russia), Tampa
Georgia shelf and
slope, Northern and Southern California shelf and slope, Yellow Sea, New Jersey
islands and beaches
Prior Project Links:
of Knowledge Report: Satilla River Estuary
Alber (Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia, Athens), Clark Alexander
and Jack Blanton (Skidaway Inst of Oceanography, Savannah), Alice Chalmers
(Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia, Athens), and Keith Gates (Marine
Extension Service, Brunswick)
and Controls of Sediment Processes Regulating Nutrient Regeneration/Burial
in the Satilla River Estuary
Joel E. Kostka, Clark R. Alexander and
Richard A. Jahnke (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography)
Rivers Land Margin Ecosystem Research Program: A comparative study of the
transport and transformation of materials from rivers through the land-sea
Richard G. Wiegert, Robert Hodson, William Wiebe,
Mary Ann Moran, Merryl Alber, Alice Chalmers (Dept. of Marine Sciences), Lawrence
R. Pomeroy (Inst. of Ecology), Jackson O. Blanton and Clark Alexander (Skidaway
Inst. of Oceanography)
Projects (external site)
Focus Area, Marsh Hammocks (work of C. Alexander and others)
Robinson, Michael H., Clark R. Alexander, Chester W. Jackson, Christopher P. McCabe, and David Crass. 2010. Threatened archaeological, historic, and cultural resources of the Georgia coast: identification, prioritization and management using GIS technology.Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 25(3): 312-326.