Examining interactions and feedbacks.
The In_CoaST Research Unit was created in 2008 with funding from CFI and NSRIT.
This lab examines the interactions and feedbacks that occur between topography, biota, hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes and the resultant adjustment of intertidal morphology. Of particular interest is the response of intertidal environments to changes in forcing functions (e.g. wind, waves, currents, sediment, vegetation, topography, tides and sea levels) and how anthropogenic activities (e.g. causeway construction, dyking) impact this response. These relationships are examined across a range of temporal and spatial scales, in collaboration with MP_SpARC (Maritime Provinces Spatial Analysis Research Centre,) established in 2001.