Carol Wilson's Personal Site
Google Scholar Page: http://ow.ly/8vah309Wt7M
My research centers on quantifying ecophysical processes that shape deltaic and coastal wetlands, specifically how biology, geology, and water interact to create and maintain functioning landscapes.
Research interests include:
I am also interested in how humans have impacted wetland and delta landscapes, and their future sustainability. Recent work in Bangladesh focuses on:
New work in Louisiana includes:
Primary study areas include coastal Louisiana (the Mississippi Delta), southwest Bangladesh (the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta), Massachusetts (The Great Marsh)
Wilson, C.A., Goodbred, S. L., 2015. Construction and maintenance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta: linking process, morphology, and stratigraphy. Annual Review of Marine Science v 7: 67-88. 10.1146/annurev-marine-010213-135032.
Auerbach, L., Goodbred, S., Mondal, D., Wilson, C., Ahmed, K., Roy, K., Steckler, M., Small, C., Gilligan, J., Ackerly, B., 2015. Flood risk of natural and embanked landscapes on the Ganges-Brahmaputra tidal delta plain. Nature Climate Change. 5:153-157.
Wilson, C.A., Hughes, Z., J., FitzGerald, D.M., Hopkinson, C., Valentine, V., Kolker, A., 2014. Marsh Pool and Tidal Creek Morphodynamics: Dynamic Equilibrium of Northern Saltmarshes? Geomorphology 213: 99-115.
Wilson, C.A., Hughes, Z.J., and FitzGerald, D.M., 2012. The effects of crab bioturbation on mid-Atlantic saltmarsh tidal creek extension: geotechnical and geochemical changes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 106: 33-44.
Priestas, A.M., Fagherazzi, S., Wilson, C.A., and FitzGerald, D.M., 2012. Rapid wetland expansion during European settlement and implication for marsh survival under modern sediment delivery rates, COMMENT. Geology 40: e284-e285.
Hughes, Z.J, FitzGerald, D.M., Wilson, C.A., Pennings, S.C., Wieski, K., and Mahadevan, A., 2009. Rapid headward erosion of marsh creeks in response to relative sea-level rise. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L03602.
Wilson, C.A. and Allison, M.A., 2008. An equilibrium profile model for retreating marsh shorelines in southeast Louisiana. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 80: 483-494.
Jeff Bomer, PhD student
Sam Schrull, MS student