[PAST EVENT] The future of Virginia's Barrier Coast

June 11, 2022
James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
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Parramore Island is one of the many pristine barrier islands that line Virginia's seaside Eastern Shore. © Emily Hein/VIMS.

Winner of the 2022 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at William & Mary, Dr. Hein uses a wide range of laboratory and field tools and techniques to study costal geology over timescales ranging from decades to millennia. His primary research focuses on the mainland and barrier islands of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, but Dr. Hein also has active projects studying dune processes in the North Carolina Outer Banks; barrier-island processes in the Gulf of Maine; coastal processes and paleoclimate as recorded in the beach- and foredune-ridge systems of southern Brazil; and marshes processes along much of the US East Coast. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Duncan Library.