Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Office: 541-737-6128

Burt Hall

Burt Hall 408

2651 SW Orchard Avenue

2651 SW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Brief Research Interests: 

Coastal physical oceanography


Research Interests

Coastal physical oceanography including the study of internal tides, high-frequency internal waves, and circulation in the vicinity of fronts; estuarine oceanography including the dynamics that drive the three-dimensional circulation, the mechanisms that transport and disperse materials within estuaries, and the time response of estuaries to changes in forcing; physical/biological interactions which influence larval dispersal.


B.A., Williams College (Physics), 1988.
M.S., University of Washington (Physics), 1991.
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC-San Diego (Oceanography), 2000.