Ecological and Social Time Scales in Hurricane Response and Recovery (2019-2020)

This project addressed the chemical, biological, economic, infrastructure and human impacts of Hurricane Florence as well as the post-hurricane recovery process. Building on the background and expertise of individuals from the Coastal Monitoring site at the Duke Marine Lab as well as geomorphic and economic research relating to hurricane response and recovery decision-making, this team explored hurricane-related changes to coastal ecosystems as well as how individual and government decisions influences the recovery and resilience of the built environment and communities.

The team also explored how ecosystems and communities in close proximity but with different geographies and/or socioeconomic histories weathered the storm differently. The team surveyed the available data for storm-related changes in physical, biological, chemical, economic and cultural metrics.

Timing

Spring 2019 – Fall 2019

This Team in the News

New Project Teams Will Tackle Research to Inform Hurricane Preparedness and Resiliency Efforts

Scenes from Hurricane Florence.

Team Leaders

  • Jessica Gronniger, Nicholas School - Marine Science & Conservation-PHD
  • Dana Hunt, Nicholas School of the Environment-Marine Science and Conservation

/graduate Team Members

  • Hanyu Wang, Environment-AM

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Melissa Baldino, Biology (BS), Environmental Sci/Policy (AB2)
  • Joyce Gu, Environmental Engineering(BSE)
  • Barbara Weaver, Biology (BS)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Leslie Acton, Nicholas School of the Environment-Marine Science and Conservation
  • Elizabeth DeMattia, Nicholas School of the Environment-Marine Science and Conservation
  • Zackary Johnson, Nicholas School of the Environment-Marine Science and Conservation
  • A. Brad Murray, Nicholas School of the Environment-Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Martin Smith, Nicholas School of the Environment-Marine Science and Conservation

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Carteret County Schools
  • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center