Land-Sea Interactions and Coastal Shelf Systems

Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is ongoing at OSU to understand the biological, chemical and geological dynamics occurring where the land and oceans meet. This research includes study of the processes that transport sediments from the continents to the oceans, the dynamics and controls of the rich and diverse ecosystems thriving at the land-sea interface and monitoring and modeling of the linkages between human activities and marine resources. A sampling of OEB research exploring land-sea interactions and dynamics of the coastal shelf ecosystems includes the work of Rob Wheatcroft, Fredrick Prahl, Miguel Goni, Burke Hales and Roy Haggerty.