Coastal Hazards Research Lab
I am a geologist who studies how coastal environments have been altered by extreme events (earthquakes, storms, and tsunamis) and gradual environmental changes (sea level) over the Holocene. My research is global and includes active field sites in the Caribbean, Japan, New Zealand, Oman, the Philippines, Sumatra, and Vanuatu.
The aim of my research is to understand how coastal systems have been altered by both extreme events (storms, tsunamis) and gradual environmental changes over the Holocene. My objective is to extend the short-term instrumental record, and through this improved understanding of impacts and processes, enhance our ability to forecast how coastal systems will respond in the future. Many of the best reconstructions of coastal systems have been derived from sedimentary and paleontological proxies. Primarily I use sedimentary, mollusk, and microfossil evidence to better understand the paleo-record in a variety of coastal systems (temperate, tropical, and arid environments). My current research interests fall into, but are not limited to, three broad themes.
1) The application of microfossils in monitoring and reconstructing coastal environments and inland environments
2) The role of earthquakes, storms and tsunamis on coastal evolution
3) Human impact of coastal change
I am a coastal geologist who investigates the response of coastal and marine systems to storms, sea-level rise, and sediment supply variations over timescales of 1-100,000 years. I combine field observations, lab measurements, and numerical modeling in my work. I have active field sites around the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda and the Philippines.
I am researching the Late Quaternary geology of the Mississippi-Alabama shelf, focusing on Holocene incised fluvial channels.
I am an American who grew up abroad. While I am currently studying tsunami deposits, my background is in marine biology, this comes in handy when dealing with microfossils! I love that being a marine geologist means I get to travel to some amazing places to study the effects of marine inundation and extreme wave events. I am looking forward to some great opportunities on the horizon!
The aim of my research is to better understand tsunami deposition using microfossils, specifically foraminifera to determine the intensity of these seismic sea waves. As my background is in marine biology, I will be focusing my research objectives on taxonomically understanding the foraminifera species found in my study location (Sur Lagoon, Oman). In addition to taxonomy, I will be using the condition of preserved specimens (taphonomy) and grain size signatures to study the transport history of sediments within the system. Finally, I will be attempting to use these proxies to study past tsunami events that occurred in this region as well as to extend the historic seismic record of the region.
I am a Marine Science Master's student focusing in Geological Oceanography working with Dr. Davin Wallace. My research interests include nearshore processes relating to coastal hazards, sea level rise and sediment transport. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 with a B.S. in Geology concentrating in Geological Oceanography. Afterwards, I worked for the Rhode Island Geological Survey conducting coastal monitoring, coastal mapping and storm impact studies along the Rhode Island South Shore and Block Island. My current research involves sand ridge formation/evolution mechanisms and the ridge's role in the sediment transport system of the eastern Mississippi-Alabama barrier chain.
I'm an undergraduate in the Department of Marine Science at USM, and I started working in the CHRL in May 2016. I was born and raised in the United States, and I got involved with marine science through a high school competition known as the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. I became a member of the Honors College once being accepted into the University, which led me to begin searching for Honors Thesis opportunities. Currently I am working on my thesis involving tsunami deposits associated with the Hikurangi margin, which are contained within the New Zealand geological record.
My research interests involve using microfossils (e.g., foraminifera) and sediment grain size to reconstruct coastal environments. Specifically, I am interested in using these techniques to identify tsunami deposits in the geological record.
I am a native of Trinidad and Tobago and I use a combination of remote sensing, in situ measurements, and modeling algorithms to better understand sediment resuspension and sediment transport on the time scales of hours to days in areas of freshwater inflow into the northern Gulf of Mexico.
I am a German with a background in geology. Currently I am researching the formation of Horn Island using geochemistry and sedimentological analyses. I have done similar work with tsunami deposits from back-barrier lakes which initiated my interest in studying coastal systems. I am excited to be a part of the Coastal Hazards Research Lab because it provides a diverse and unique look at various coastal processes!
Ph.D. student at Indiana University
Focus on climate change and paleoclimatology
701 E. Kirkwood Ave - SB 120,
Bregy, Joshua Caleb, 2016, Determining the viability of recent storms as modern analogues for northcentral Gulf of Mexico paleotempestology through sedimentary analysis and storm surge reconstruction: Master's Thesis, Paper 198,
Research Physical Scientist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory
7225 Stennis Airport Rd.
Kiln, MS 39556
Eisemann, Eve Rettew, 2016, Modern fair-weather and storm sediment transport around Ship Island, Mississippi: Implications for coastal habitats and restoration efforts: Master's Theses, Paper 260,
Data Scientist at Heliolytics
Kosciuch, Thomas Jaroslaw, 2017, The utility of foraminifera in documenting sediment provenance for overwash deposits: a case study using sediments deposited by Tropical Cyclone Pam In Vanuatu" (2017). Master's Theses. 327,
Coastal Hazards Research Lab
Division of Marine Science
School of Ocean Science and Technology
University of Southern Mississippi
1020 Balch Blvd., Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
If you're an english linguist, please read my family name as koʊ/:ʃtʃuh/. If you're an english non-linguist, please read my family name as Kosh-chooh (most people forget to read the h at the end). If you're polish, please read my name as it is spelled.
My last name is polish and sounds most similar to "church" and "bones-ear", however, I'm atheist and I don't think i have particularly boney ears.