Bingham, Fred. M. (PPO), Li, Z., Katsura, S., & Sprintall, J. (2020). Barrier layers in a High‐Resolution model in the eastern tropical pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 125(12) doi: 

Camilieri-Asch, V., Caddy, H.T., Hubbard, A., Rigby, P., Doyle, B., Shaw, J.A., Mehnert, A., Partridge, J.C., Yopak, Kara E. (BMB), & Collin, S.P. (2020, November). Multimodal imaging and analysis of the neuroanatomical organization of the primary olfactory inputs in the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 14, Article Number: 560534. DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2020.560534. 

Emslie, Steven D. (BMB) (2020). In Memoriam: Steven Alec Weber. Ethnobiology Letters, 11 (1), 45-47. DOI: 10.14237/ebl.11.1.2020.1708 Document Type:Biographical-Item 

Eulie, Devon O., Leonard, Lynn, & Polk, Mariko (EOS). (2020, December). Sediment deposition and availability in Riparian wetlands. Journal of Coastal Research. 

Grove, N. (CBC), Boersma, J. (WLC). June 1, 2020- May 31, 2023. National Science Foundation. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research in the Marine Sciences for First-Year Students. $388,000 stipend over 3 years. 

Hopkins, S.R., Sokolow, S.H., Buck, Julia C. (BMB), De Leo, G.A., Jones, I.J., Kwong, L.H., LeBoa, C., Lund, A.J., MacDonald, A.J., Nova, N., Olson, S.H., Peel, A.J., Wood, C.L., Lafferty, K.D. (2020, November). How to identify win-win interventions that benefit human health and conservation. Nature Sustainability, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-020-00640-z 

Johnson, Winifred M. (CHM), “Impact of glycine betaine on methane production in North Carolina tidal wetlands”(A funded Charles L. Cahill proposal).

Lee, Hee-Seung (CHM), “Molecular dynamics simulation study of marine origin antimicrobial peptide astacidin-2” (A funded Charles L. Cahill proposal).

Lindquist, M. (BMB). 2020-2022. NOAA Office of Coastal Management. Biology of Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows during their Non-Breeding Season in Southeastern North Carolina. $34,000 stipend w/ $7,000 for travel. The research reserve for each fellow receives $7,000 each. 

Long, J. and Hawkes, A. (EOS) Department of Defense Grant. “Beach Berms: The Missing Link to Predicting Decadal-Scale Barrier Island Trajectories and Tipping Points”. $265,594 (2020).

Lopez-Legentil, Susanna (BMB), “Ascidians in NC seagrass meadows: diversity, abundance and invasive potential” (A funded Charles L. Cahill proposal). 

Mead, Ralph N. (CHM) and Patrick M. Erwin, Co-PI (BMB). Biodegradation of emerging per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in sediments: An interdisciplinary approach” (A funded Charles L. Cahill proposal).  

Ndukwe, I.E., Lam, Y.H., Pandey, S.K., Haug, B.E., Bayer, A., Sherer, E.C., Blinov, K.A., Williamson, R. Thomas (CHM), Isaksson, J., Reibarkh, M., Liu, Y.Z., & Martin, G.E. (2020, November). Unequivocal structure confirmation of a breitfussin analog by anisotropic NMR measurements. Chemical Science, 11 (44), 12081-12088. DOI: 10.1039/d0sc03664a 

Saleeby, Brittany, Shimizu, Megumi S., Garcia, Rosa Idalia Sanchez, Avery, G. Brooks, Kieber, Robert J., Mead, Ralph N., Skrabal, Stephen A. (2021, January). Isomers of emerging per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water and sediment from the Cape Fear River, North Carolina, USA. Chemosphere, 262, Article Number: 128359. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128359 (CHM)

Scharf, F. (BMB). 2020. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Demography and Recruitment Dynamics of Atlantic Sturgeon Populations in North Carolina Coastal Rivers. $588,293 in federal funds; $200,720 in non-federal match; $266,176, sub-award to VCU. 

Taylor, Z.P., Lane, Chad S., Horn, S. P. (2020, November). A 3600-year record of drought in southern Pacific Costa Rica. Quaternary Research, 98, Article Number: PII S003358942000037X36-48. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2020.37 

Yopak, Kara E. (BMB), “Finding Their Way Home: Ontogenetic Shifts in the Nervous System in the Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka" (A funded Charles L. Cahill proposal).


Dr. Joni Backstrom (EVS) presented a talk titled 'Four Hurricanes in Four years - Coastal Impacts and Recovery across southeast NC' for a special session on Coastal Erosion at the All-Atlantic Summit 6th High-Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions: Innovation for Sustainable Marine Development and the Blue Economy. 

Drs. Joni "Osku" Backstrom and Sheri Shiflett presented to the Town of Holden Beach at their January Board meeting. Osku provided a summary of inlet studies and Sheri provided them a summary of dune vegetation studies which we conducted in 2020. Graduate students Karly Lohan, Will Paynter, and Emily Michaud assisted with field work. We were awarded $15,600 in 2019 from the Town of Holden Beach for "Inlet morphology and dune vegetation studies." We have produced two technical reports for the Town. “Inlet induced shoreline changes along Holden Beach, NC (2000-2019).” Backstrom, J.T., Shiflett, S., and K. Lohan. “Dune vegetation characterization and baseline monitoring: Holden Beach, NC.” Shiflett S., Backstrom J.T., Paynter, W., Michaud E., Rotenburg, J., and A. Busch.

Amy Grogan (BMB) and Mike Mallin (CMS) presented “Investigating plastic bottles as a reservoir for Enterococcus.” Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Fall Meeting, Greenville, N.C. On-line.

Mike Mallin (CMS) and Amy Grogan (BMB) presented "Successful coastal area BMPs to reduce nutrient, fecal bacteria, and TSS loading.” North Carolina Lake Management Society Fall 2020 Workshop, On-line.  

Jason Campbell (candidate for a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and resident algal guru) recently presented at the 42nd Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Jason is mentored by Dr. Wilson Freshwater (CMS) and Dr. Craig Bailey (BMB).

Mike Mallin (CMS) was interviewed by Kendall McGee, WECT News, on water pollution in Clear Run Creek, November 10, 2020. 


Backstrom, J.T., Shiflett., S. and Lohan, K. Inlet-induced shoreline changes along Holden Beach, N.C. (2000-2019). Technical report submitted to the Town of Holden Beach. Dec 2020. (EVS, CMS, MCOP)

Bailey, K., Drake, M., Salerno, J., Cassidy, L., Gaughan, A., Stevens, F., Pricope, N.G., Woodward*, K.D., Luwaya, H.M. and Hartter, J. 2020. Mapping Natural Resource Collection Areas from Household Survey Data in Southern Africa. Applied Geography Vol. 125, December 2020, 102326. (EOS)

Bingham, F.M.; Brodnitz, S.; Yu, L. Sea Surface Salinity Seasonal Variability in the Tropics from Satellites, Gridded In Situ Products and Mooring Observations. Remote Sens.2021,13,110. 10.3390/rs13010110 (PPO)

Bingham, F.M.; Li, Z. Spatial Scales of Sea Surface Salinity Subfootprint Variability in the SPURS Regions. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 3996. (PPO)

Bresnahan, P.J., Takeshita, Y., Wirth, T., Martz, T.R., Cyronak, T., Albright, R., Wolfe, K., Warren, J.K., Mertz, K. (2021). Autonomous calibration of ion selective field effect transistor pH sensors. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. (EOS) 

C. W. Lester, T. J. W. Wagner, D. E. McNamara, and M. R. Cape, (2021) "The Influence of Meltwater on Phytoplankton Blooms Near the Sea-Ice Edge", Geophys. Res. Lett., 48 (2) e2020GL091758 (PPO)

Drake, M., Salerno, J., Langendorf, R., Cassidy, l., Gaughan, A., Stevens, F., Pricope, N.G., and Hartter, J. 2020. The cost of elephant exceeds the benefits of hunting in a community-based conservation area of Namibia. Conservation Science and Practice 2020; e345, (EOS)

England, Mark R., Till JW Wagner, and Ian Eisenman, (2020) "Modeling the breakup of tabular icebergs." Science advances 6 (51) eabd1273 (PPO)

Grogan, A.E. and M.A. Mallin. 2021. Successful mitigation of stormwater-driven nutrient, fecal bacteria and suspended solids loading in a recreational beach community. Journal of Environmental Management 281:111853. (BMB)

Hawkes, A.D., (2020). Earthquake-driven coastal change: Ghost forest, graveyards and “Komodo Dragons”. In C. Culver (ed): “Troubled Water: Understanding the Science Behind our Coastal Crisis”, Springer Climate Series. (EOS)

Helliwell KE, Chrachri A, Koester JA, Wharam S, Taylor AR, Wheeler GL, Brownlee C (2020) A Novel Single-Domain Na(+)-Selective Voltage-Gated Channel in Photosynthetic Eukaryotes. Plant Physiology, 184 (4):1674-1683. doi:10.1104/pp.20.00889 (BMB)

Mallin, M.A. (CMS) and L.B. Cahoon (BMB) 2020. The hidden impacts of phosphorus pollution to streams and rivers. BioScience. 70:315-329. 

Michael J. J. Recchia, Ryan D. Cohen, Yizhou Liu, Edward C. Sherer, James K. Harper, Gary E. Martin, and R. Thomas Williamson “One-Shot” Measurement of Residual Chemical Shift Anisotropy Using Poly-γ-benzyl‑L‑glutamate as an Alignment Medium. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 8850−8854. (CHM)

Nelson, A.R., Hawkes, A.D., Sawai, Y., Horton, B.P., Witter, R., Bradley, L-A., Cahill, N., (2020). Minimal stratigraphic evidence for coseismic coastal subsidence during 2000 years of megathrust earthquakes at the central Cascadia subduction zone. Geosphere, v. 17, 1-30. (EOS)

Pricope, N.G.; Halls, J.N.; Mapes, K.L.; Baxley, J.B.; Wu, J.J. Quantitative Comparison of UAS-Borne LiDAR Systems for High-Resolution Forested Wetland Mapping. Sensors 2020, 20, 4453. (EOS)

Rodysill, J.R., Donnelly, J.P., Sullivan, R., Lane, P.D., Toomey, M., Woodruff, J.D., Hawkes, A.D., MacDonald, D., d’Entremont, N., McKeon, K., Wallace, E., van Hengstum, P.J., 2020. Historically unprecedented Northern Gulf of Mexico hurricane acticity from 650 to 1250 CE. Scientific Reports, v. 10, 1-17. (EOS)