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Clark Alexander

Professor, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Director, Applied Coastal Research Laboratory, Georgia Southern University


Expertise:
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):

Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)
   Merryl 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).

Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Tidal Inlet and Stream Movements and their Influence on Coastal Vulnerability
      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.

Developing a Coordinated Research Strategy for Marsh Hammock Research. GA Coastal Zone Management Program. (Link to PDF of Back Barrier Island semi-annotated Bibliography, July 2004)

Location:
I work in lakes, rivers, estuaries and in the marine realm on the continental shelf, slope and rise throughout the world.

Savannah, Ogeechee, Satilla, Altamaha, St. Mary's, Duplin, St. John's Rivers

ACE Basin, Sapelo National Estuarine Research Reserve, Winyah Bay, Anadyr estuary (Russia), Tampa Bay

Georgia shelf and slope, Northern and Southern California shelf and slope, Yellow Sea, New Jersey shelf.

Southeastern barrier islands and beaches


Prior Project Links:

State of Knowledge Report: Satilla River Estuary
     Merryl 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)

Rates 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)

Georgia Rivers Land Margin Ecosystem Research Program: A comparative study of the transport and transformation of materials from rivers through the land-sea margin
    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)

Links:
Sedimentology Projects (external site)

    Focus Area, Marsh Hammocks (work of C. Alexander and others)

Recent Publications:

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.

Homepage:
http://www.skio.uga.edu/people/alexander/

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