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Geomorphology

The study of how the the landscape changes over time, particularly by using geochemical techniques, fieldwork, and remote sensing. (Puerto Rico fieldwork photo courtesy of geologist Jane Willenbring.)

Academics

Assistant Professor
Vashan Wright
Assistant Professor
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

The Human Ecology Laboratory groups together students and researchers to explore the relationships between people and the environment through time. In particular, the lab focuses on understanding Social Vulnerability related to Climate Change.

Earth News

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...

Sep 16, 2021 SURF Program at Scripps Oceanography Wraps Up Another Successful Year in 2021

SURF Program at Scripps Oceanography Wraps Up Another Successful Year in 2021

Scripps’ summer research program returns to in-person learning opportu...