Chester Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology
Office: Herty, 2115
University of Georgia, Athens, GA – 2004-2010
Ph.D. in Geology
Dissertation Topic: “Spatio-temporal Analysis of Barrier Island Shoreline Change: The Georgia Coast, USA.”
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC – 2001-2004
M.S. in Geology
Thesis Topic: “Quantitative Shoreline Change Analysis of an Inlet-Influenced Transgressive Barrier System: Figure Eight Island, North Carolina”
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA – 1999–2001
B.S. in Geology
Areas of study: Sedimentary and Coastal Geology, GIS
My research interests center on utilizing both field and GIS techniques to investigate shoreline, inlet, and sediment dynamics along Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean coasts in response to natural and anthropogenic influences. Focal points of my research include quantifying and predicting shoreline/inlet changes, determining how the inherited geological framework and sea level plays a role in the evolution of the coast, developing software tools for analyzing shoreline and inlet dynamics, and mapping coastal hazards and human impacts.
Last updated: 11/30/2017