Alex Simms (Homepage)Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Research interests: Coastal Geology, sedimentation, estuaries, climate and sea-level changes
I am interested in how coastal systems respond to climate and sea-level changes. I use the sedimentary record to decipher the long-term history of coastal systems such as estuaries, barrier islands, and beaches. I am providing the SBC LTER a long-term perspective for placing current environmental changes into context. For this study, I will be taking sediment cores and using them to reconstruct a long-term record of how the physical processes affecting the coast have changed through time.