This research is part of a larger interdisciplinary project dedicated to understanding how salinzation will impact communities, industries and wildlife on North Carolina's Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula. The project is funded by NC State University's College of Natural Resources.
We are working on building computer models that simulate the effects of sea level rise on land use across the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula. The models are utilize data collected from local landowners, active remote sensing and sattelite imagery.
We are also coupling urban growth models with hydrological models to examine whether climate change or urbanization has a larger effect on both water quality and quantity across the southeastern United States.