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Ilya Buynevich

  • Temple University Department of Earth and Environmental Science
  • Phone: 215.204.3635
  • Fax: 215.204.3496
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  • Office Location: College of Science and Technology
    Temple University
    313 Beury Hall
    1901 N. 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

I am a coastal geologist with research interests in barrier morphodynamics and stratigraphy, origin and evolution of coastal dunefields, event sedimentology, geological legacy of paleo-channels, and applications of high-resolution geophysical methods in coastal research. Aside from active research along the coast of New England and U.S. Atlantic Seaboard, I am involved in projects along the Baltic Sea coast, Black Sea (with GSO-IAO), and Brazil. Much of my work aims at distinguishing the role of natural forcings from anthropogenic impacts on coastal landforms and ecosystems in order to assess the environmental issues facing residents and managers in coastal regions.

I envision applying my expertise in coastal geology to understanding the human-landscape interaction in coastal regions at a range of time scales, including response to sea-level change, storm impacts, inlet dynamics, and dune reactivation. Many aspects of my research have direct relevance to the mission and scope of the Coastal Institute and I look forward to continuing collaboration with the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography by complementing the deep-sea and inner shelf research with reconstruction of past wave climate and coastal evolution and their effects on both ancient and present-day human activity.

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