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We’re studying fluvial and coastal sediment transport dynamics in diverse environments ranging from inland deltas to open continental shelves, at temperate and polar latitudes. We’re based in the Department of Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences (formerly Department of Marine Sciences) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our work involves tracking sediment fluxes and particle properties, and pairing these measurements with investigations of sediment deposition to understand the material evolution of coastal systems over human timescales.

Our latest projects include studies of sediment transport on the Beaufort Shelf in northern Alaska, sediment deposition and pathways in Coos Bay, Oregon, and a novel oceanographic sediment calibration using IceSat2 ATLAS data. The lab is presently growing we periodically have opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Our work is typically field-based and requires lab processing of sediments, time-series instrument data analyses, and an enthusiastic attitude toward complex field studies. Contact Dr. Eidam for more info (see People page). Please see the Research pages for information on current projects.


2021 lab group
Top (left to right): Josie, Zach, Emily, Tyler, Owen
Bottom: McKenzie, Daniela, John








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