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New Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellows to Join Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team

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David Finlayson and his daughter Madrona (Maddie)
Above: David Finlayson and his daughter Madrona (Maddie) on Cama Beach (Camano Island, Puget Sound, WA).

Amy Draut
Above: Amy Draut

Brian Collins
Above: Brian Collins performing digital geologic mapping of the Half Moon Bay coastline, California.

Of 12 candidates selected to begin U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowships in Fiscal Year 2006, three will join the Western Coastal and Marine Geology team:

  • David Finlayson (University of Washington) will conduct a project entitled "Integrating Sediment Dynamics and Ecosystem Processes in Coastal Environments," working with research advisors Guy Gelfenbaum, Peter Ruggiero, Jon Warrick, Jessica Lacy, Eric Grossman (all USGS), and Charles Simenstad (University of Washington).
  • Amy Draut (Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program) will conduct a project entitled "Modeling Transport and Sedimentation Processes in Watersheds and Coastal Regions," working with USGS research advisors Dan Hanes, Dave Rubin, Marlene Noble, and Jingping Xu.
  • Brian Collins (University of California, Berkeley) will conduct a project entitled "Ultra High-Resolution and High Frequency Change-Detection of Beach Face and Coastal Sea-Cliffs," working with USGS research advisor Rob Kayen.

The team looks forward to welcoming these researchers in FY2006 and benefiting from their contributions. For more information about the USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, visit URL http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/.

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