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.
Welcome to the Coastal Resource Management PhD program webpages. We are an exciting and unique PhD degree program. Our students get solid training in coastal natural sciences (e.g. coastal geosciences, coastal ecosystems) and also in applications of social sciences (e.g. coastal economics and the human dimensions of the coast). They go on to conduct research integrating both the natural and social sciences. At a time when thousands of PhDs from specific disciplines are competing for few jobs in academia, the CRM program boasts a greater than 90% employment rate for its graduates.
A link to an interview about the CRM PhD program on Greenville Public Access Television can be found here:
I hope you will have a look at the link and our webpages.
Please contact me, the other faculty, or any of the students if you have any questions about our program.
|Siddhartha Mitra, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences (MS 558)
Director, Coastal Resources Management PhD Program East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Cecilia 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.
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.
Jen Cudney-Burch and Michelle Covi are 2012 recipients of the award, which recognizes graduate students whose academic study promises to contribute materially to the development of new or improved approaches to coastal or ocean management.
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.