Thursday, June 7, 2018
West Falmouth Library, 575 W. Falmouth Hwy., West Falmouth, MA
Rob Thieler, Ph.D.
Center Director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Dr. Theiler’s talk is on the “Challenges and Opportunities for Coastal Land Conservation in a Changing Climate”.
Dr. Thieler received his B.A. from Dickinson College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University. He conducts marine geologic research on the geologic framework and evolution of the coastal zone. Thieler has conducted assessments of sea-level rise vulnerability for the U.S. and locations worldwide. He served as a lead author of a U.S. Global Change Research Program report on potential impacts of sea-level rise, and works with federal and state agencies to develop science and policy plans for addressing coastal change hazards. He also studies habitat use and availability for beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds and has developed the widely-used DSAS (Digital Shoreline Analysis System) software package for measuring coastal erosion and accretion. In addition, he has recently developed smartphone applications for coastal science.