Conery Defends Ph.D.

Ian Conery defended his doctoral thesis, “From Dunes to Shelf Deposits: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Coastal Sand Management in NC”  in April 2019 at East Carolina University’s Coastal Studies Institute.  Ian’s dissertation focused on beach-dune sedimentary processes, offshore sand resources and economic aspects of beach nourishment.  Understanding sand dynamics on barrier islands is critical for management, such as along the Outer Banks where chronic erosion has created challenges for many communities.  Conery is now working at the U.S. Army Corps Field Research Facility in Duck, NC.