North Carolina’s barrier islands are dynamic landforms in a state of constant change. UNC researchers want to better understand how those changes happen and what they mean for the future of our coast.
How does a beach recover after a hurricane? What are the outcomes of natural processes versus man-made interventions? These are some of the questions posed by Elsemarie deVries, a PhD student in the UNC Coastal Environmental Change Lab. Using a variety of approaches, deVries investigates the interactions between different dune-building processes. Now she is taking her expertise to a South Carolina beach recovering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.
UNC College of Arts & Sciences seismologist Berk Biryol takes a crack at understanding how the earth is moving under the Southeastern United States
A UNC geophysicist is sending his research as high as he can—125,000 feet and counting.
Most young scientists don't get the opportunity to do field work until college. The UNC Environmental Resources summer program is working to change that.
A team of researchers uses cutting-edge technology to better predict when and how one of South America’s most active volcanoes will erupt.