Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Lynn Leonard

Professor of Geology

Leonard DeLoach 129, CMS 1338
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-2338; Fax: 910 962-7077

Coastal Hydrology and Sedimentology

M.S. Duke University, 1988
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 1994

Dr. Leonard teaches OCN390 Field Methods in Oceanography, OCN471 Cruise Sampling, GLY390 Field Methods in Geology, and GLY552 Modern Coastal Environments.

Research Interests:
Dr. Leonard's areas of expertise are physical sedimentology and marine geology. Her research focuses on sediment transport mechanisms in coastal environments ranging from tidal creeks and inlets, to large estuaries and the continental shelf. Current research projects include sediment dispersal in tidal marshes, marsh restoration using dredge spoil material, sediment transport and physical dynamics of living shorelines, sediment transport during storms on the mid continental shelf, and response of barrier island systems to tropical storm systems. Dr. Leonard is also the director of the Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP) housed at the UNCW Center for Marine Science. CORMP operates an array of offshore buoys that deliver real-time observations of marine weather and oceanographic conditions along the coasts of North and South Carolina and is funded by the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) via a grant from NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System Program.

CV: 2019 vitae