Dr. Richard Laws
Professor of Geology
Myrtle Grove 1335, Deloach 111
Department of Geography and Geology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-4125; Fax: 910 962-7077
email: lawsATuncw.edu, Personal Webpage
M.S. University of California Berkely, 1978
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, 1983
Dr. Laws teaches GLY135 Prehistoric Life, GLY150 Introduction to Oceanography, GLY337 Invertebrate Paleontology, and GLY502 Technical Communication.
Dr. Laws' research interests include the composition and distribution of diatoms in modern coastal environments, Neogene diatom biostratigraphy, and Paleogene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. Current projects include the taxonomy of benthic marine diatoms, the impacts on benthic diatom floras of salt marsh renourishment through emplacement of dredge spoil in degrading marshes, and sediment stabilization by diatoms and sediment resuspension in intertidal habitats. Current funding from Center for Marine Sciences.