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Clark Alexander, Co-Investigator / Professor

Clark Alexander

Research Emphasis:

Rates and processes of sediment accumulation and strata formation in estuarine, coastal, shelf, and slope environments using radiochemical techniques and tracers. Sediment dynamics and coastal erosion. Historical records of anthropogenic impacts on the coastal zone.

GCE Committees:

High Marsh Experiment Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Mailing Address:

Dr. Clark R. Alexander Jr.
10 Ocean Science Circle
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Savannah, Georgia 31411

Office Phone:  (912) 598-2329

Other Phone:  (912) 598-2328

FAX Number:  (912) 598-2310

E-Mail:  clark.alexander@skio.uga.edu

Web Page:  http://www.skio.peachnet.edu/?p=aboutus/people/alexander/index

Other Identity Systems:

LTER:  14446


GCE Data Sets:

GEL-GCES-1402 (Vibracore and Tree Stump Data from the Marsh Near Mary Hammock, McIntosh County, GA)

HYD-GCES-1401a (Groundwater well pressure, temperature, conductance, salinity and oxygen measurements for GCE-LTER study hammock HN_i_1 from 30-Oct-2008 to 03-Dec-2013)

HYD-GCES-1401b (Groundwater well pressure, temperature, conductance, salinity and oxygen measurements for GCE-LTER study hammock PC_i_29 from 15-Aug-2008 to 13-Dec-2013)

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Hawkes, A., Kemp, A., Donnelly, J., Horton, B., Peltier, W., Cahill, N., Hill, D., Ashe, E. and Alexander, C. 2016. Relative Sea-Level Change in Northeastern Florida (USA) During the Last ~8.0 KA. Quaternary Science Reviews. (DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.04.016)

Hauer, M., Evans, J. and Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2015. Sea-Level Rise and Sub-County Population Projections in Coastal Georgia. Population and the Environment. 37:44-62. (DOI: 10.1007/s11111-015-0233-8)

Hunter, E., Nibbelink, N., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Barrett, K., Mengak, L., Guy, R., Moore, C. and Cooper, R. 2015. Coastal vertebrate exposure to predicted habitat changes due to sea level rise. Environmental Management. (DOI: 10.1007/s00267-015-0580-3)

Sullivan, J.C., Torres, R., Garrett, A., Blanton, J.O., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Robinson, M., Moore, T.C., Amft, J. and Hayes, D. 2015. Complexity in Salt Marsh Circulation for a Semi-enclosed Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. (DOI: 10.1002/2014JF003365)

Blanton, J.O., Seim, H.E., Alexander, C., Amft, J. and Kineke, G. 2003. Transport of salt and suspended sediments in a curving channel of a coastal plain estuary: Satilla River, GA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 57:993-1006.

Books and Book Sections

Turck, J.A. and Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2013. Coastal Landscapes and their Relationship to Human Settlement on the Georgia Coast. Pages 169-189 in: Thompson, V.D. and Thomas, D.H. (editors). Life Among the Tides - Recent Archaeology on the Georgia Bight. American Museum of Natural History—Scientific Publications, New York, NY.

Pennings, S.C., Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Booth, M.G., Burd, A.B., Cai, W.-J., Craft, C.B., DePratter, C., Di Iorio, D., Hollibaugh, J.T., Hopkinson, C.S., Joye, S.B., Meile, C., Moore, W.S., Silliman, B.R., Thompson, V.D. and Wares, J.P. 2012. South Atlantic Tidal Wetlands. Pages 45-61 in: Batzer, D.P. and Baldwin, A. (editors). Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Ledoux, J.G., Alexander, C.R. Jr. and Meile, C. 2013. Delineating the drivers of groundwater flow at a Back Barrier island – marsh Transect in coastal Georgia. In: Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 10-11, 2013 in Athens GA.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Alexander, C. 2016. Presentation: Status of Sand Resource Assessments for Georgia Coastal Resiliency and Recovery. Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 31 March - 1 April 2016, Columbia, SC.

Alexander, C., Hodgson, J. and Brandes, J. 2016. Presentation: Stratigraphic Development of Georgia Estuarine Sequences on Holocene and Modern Timescales. Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 31 March - 1 April 2016, Columbia, SC.

Alexander, C., Jackson, C., Howard, S., Jaeger, J., Corbett, D. and Walsh, J. 2016. Presentation: Application of a New Coastal Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tool to the Southeastern United States: AMBUR-HVA. Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 31 March-1 April 2016, Columbia SC.

Colley, J. and Alexander, C. 2016. Presentation: Sediment Size and the Limits of Recent Sediment in the Georgia Bight. Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 31 March-1 April 2016, Columbia SC.

Jaeger, J., Alexander, C. and Jackson, C. 2016. Presentation: Rates of Estuarine Shoreline Change in Eastern Florida During a Period of Rapid Anthropogenic Change, 1940s to 2009. Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 31 March-1 April 2016, Columbia SC.

Alexander, C.R. Jr., Jackson, C., Jaeger, J., Corbett, D., Howard, S. and Walsh, J. 2015. Poster: AMBUR-HVA: A New Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tool for Regional Coastal Resiliency Planning. SURA Coastal Resilience Workshop, October 26-28, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Bulski, K., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Venherm, C., Robinson, M. and DeLeo, L. 2015. Poster: Armored Estuarine Shorelines of Coastal Georgia - Patterns, Trends and Projections. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, November 8-12, 2015, Portland, OR.

DeLeo, L., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Robinson, M., Bulski, K. and Venherm, C. 2015. Poster: Geospatial analysis of the distribution and variability of Spartina wrack in Georgia marshes. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, November 8-12, 2015, Portland, OR.

Dugan, J., Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Byers, J., Emery, K., Gehman, A., Lawson, S. and McLenaghan, N.A. 2015. Poster: A conceptual model for predicting the ecological effects of coastal armoring in soft-sediment environments. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, August 30 - September 2, 2015, Estes Park, CO.

Dugan, J., Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Byers, J., Emery, K., Gehman, A., Lawson, S. and McLenaghan, N.A. 2015. Poster: A conceptual model for predicting the ecological effects of coastal armoring in soft-sediment environments. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, November 8-12, 2015, Portland, OR.

Gehman, A., McLenaghan, N.A., Byers, J., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Pennings, S.C. and Alber, M. 2015. Poster: Effects of development and shoreline armoring on the high marsh ecosystem. Benthic Society Ecology Meeting 2015, March 4-7, 2015, Quebec City, CN.

Ledoux, J.G., Alexander, C.R. Jr. and Meile, C. 2015. Poster: Groundwater flow at the Georgia coast: Magnitude and drivers across a back barrier island – marsh transect. LTER All Scientists Meeting, Aug 30-Sept 2, Estes Park, CO.

Robinson, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Venherm, C. and DeLeo, L. 2015. Poster: Integrated survey methods document estuarine bathymetry and benthic habitats for research and management: Coastal Georgia. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, November 8-12, 2015, Portland, OR.

Venherm, C., Alexander, C.R. Jr., DeLeo, L. and Robinson, M. 2015. Poster: Shoreline Characterization in Coastal Georgia Using a Geospatial Video Mapping System. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, November 8-12, 2015, Portland, OR.

Alexander, C.R. Jr., Mccabe, C., Venherm, C. and Robinson, M. 2014. Presentation: Using Geospatial Tools to Quantify the Threat To Archaeological, Historic and Cultural Resources From Shoreline Change: The Georgia Coast Example. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 19-22 October 2014, Vancouver, B.C.

Ledoux, J.G., Alexander, C.R. Jr. and Meile, C. 2014. Poster: Delineating groundwater flow along a marsh transect at a back barrier island on the coast of Georgia. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Fall meeting, November 6-8, Carolina Beach, NC.

Alexander, C.R. Jr., Blanton, J.O., Garrett, A., Brandes, J. and Hodgson, J. 2013. Presentation: High-Resolution Assessment of Salt Marsh Development in Response to Sea Level Rise in the Southeastern United States. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting., 4-7 November 2013, San Diego, CA.

McLenaghan, N.A., Alber, M., Hepinstall-Cymerman, J. and Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2013. Poster: Shoreline armoring in coastal Georgia: Do landscape characteristics matter? Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Annual Meeting, 9-10 January 2013, Athens, GA.

Ledoux, J.G., Alexander, C.R. Jr. and Meile, C. 2012. Poster: Drivers of Groundwater Flow at a Back Barrier Island - Marsh Transect. 2012 LTER ASM.

Alexander, C.R. Jr., Rink, W.J., Jackson, C., Brook, G. and Ivester, A. 2011. Presentation: Late Holocene Geologic Development of The Georgia Coast. No. 2. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, March 23-25, Wilmington, NC.

Bulski, K., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Robinson, M. and Jackson, C. 2011. Presentation: GIS And Field-Based Documentation of Armored Estuarine Shorelines In Georgia. No. 2. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, March 23-25, Wilmington, NC.

Jackson, C., Alexander, C.R. Jr. and Bush, D. 2011. Presentation: Analyzing Backbarrier Shoreline Change Along Georgia's Barrier Islands: Lessons Learned From Developing And Using Ambur. No. 2. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, March 23-25, Wilmington, NC.

Perez-Sanchez, N., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Venherm, C. and Jackson, C. 2011. Presentation: Quantifying the Impact of Recreational And Commercial Usage of the Atlantic Intracoastal Water Way (AIWW) on the Natural Resources Of Georgia. No. 2. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, March 23-25, Wilmington, NC.

Robinson, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr. and Hladik, C.M. 2011. Poster: Acquisition of integrated, field-based, subtidal and intertidal marshlands morphology and comparison to LiDAR data. No. 2. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting., 6-10 November 2011, Daytona Beach, FL.

Turck, J.A. and Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2011. Presentation: Coastal Landscapes and their Relationship to Human Settlement on the Georgia Coast. Sixth Annual Caldwell Conference, 05/21/2011, St. Catherines Island, GA.

Venherm, C., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Mccabe, C., Perez-Sanchez, N., Jackson, C., Crass, D. and Robinson, M. 2011. Presentation: Quantifying The Threat To Archaeological, Historic And Cultural Resources From Shoreline Change: The Georgia Coast Example. No. 2. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, March 23-25, Wilmington, NC.

Alexander, C.R. Jr., Alber, M., Hladik, C.M. and Pennings, S.C. 2010. Presentation: Physical-Biological Interactions in Coastal Settings: The Georgia Coastal Ecosystem LTER Example. American Geophysical Union - Meeting of the Americas, 9-13 August 2010, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Hladik, C.M., Jackson, C. and Pennings, S.C. 2009. Presentation: Marsh hammocks: isolated uplands in the marsh environment. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting, November 2009, Portland, Oregon.

Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2008. Presentation: Stratigraphic Development of Holocene and Pleistocene Marsh Islands. Tidalites 2008 - Seventh International Conference on Tidal Environments, 25th-27th September, 2008, Qingdao, China.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.