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Ph.D. Program in
Coastal Resources Management

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Ph.D. in Coastal Resources Management

·         To help meet the need for scientifically trained specialists able to move effectively between the worlds of coastal research, policy and management, East Carolina University offers the Ph.D. program in coastal resources management.

·         This multidisciplinary program builds on a strong tradition of coastal research at ECU, proximity to the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system and the Outer Banks, and the expertise of faculty from some sixteen different academic departments. 

·         The program provides a unique, integrated, multidisciplinary approach to coastal studies that emphasizes science and public policy; nurtures skills in the acquisition, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information on coastal environments and populations; fosters pursuit of individual interest in the context of a structured, but flexible, program of classroom instruction, field research, work experience, and a doctoral dissertation; draws on a supportive, collaborative faculty from some sixteen academic departments, plus close ties to marine science faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina State University, and Duke University; provides the academic basis for students seeking resource management careers in government agencies, private firms, nonprofit organizations and interdisciplinary educational programs.


Coastal Breeze

To read more about CRM students and faculty please read our newsletter, The Coastal Breeze. 

NSF Dissertation Grant Awarded
Krahforst_CeciliaCecilia S. Krahforst and Joseph J. Luczkovich were awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant in the amount of $16 thousand for their work entitled, "Dissertation Research: Sound Communication and Reproduction in Fishes: The Cost of Underwater Noise to Fish Reproduction, Larval Sensory Development, and Acoustic Sensitivity." The grant is intended to determine the impacts of vessel noise on fish behavior and development. 
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Winner

Andrea Dell'Apa was awarded the 2014 Knauss Fellowship, established to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in marine, ocean or Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in appropriate institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship.

Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study

Jen Cudney-Burch and Michelle Covi are 2012 recipients of the award, which recognizes graduate students whose academic 

Cudney_JenAstudy promises to contribute materially to the development of new or improved approaches to coastal or ocean management.
Coordination of the Colloquium on the Factors Impacting Underwater Cultural Heritage

After about two years, Sorna Khakzad, as the coordinator of “The Colloquium on the Factors Impacting Underwater Cultural Heritage”, saw the results of her efforts in December 2011 with celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Brussels.