As a fifth generation Californian, I am deeply attached to our coast; as a scientist, I am committed to understanding our relationships with it. My research focuses on Coastography and my lab group at CSU Channel Islands is the Coastography Lab.
noun | coast·og·ra·phy | \ˈkōst ä-grə-fē \
1 : the science of the coast and its interrelated social-ecological systems, resources, resource-users, and resource management.
2 : the study of coastal sustainability.
Within this domain, I have a number of projects, all examining the human dimensions of coastal resources: how we affect them and how they affect us:
Here are some recent publications from some these projects:
- Reineman, Wedding, Hartge, McEvry, & Reiblich. 2016. “Coastal Access Equity and the Implementation of the California Coastal Act.” Stanford Environmental Law Journal 36: 89-108. (view article)
- Reineman, Thomas, & Caldwell. 2017. Using local knowledge to project the impacts of sea level rise on wave resources in California. Ocean and Coastal Management 138: 181-191. (view article)
- Reineman. 2016. The utility of surfers' wave knowledge for coastal management. Marine Policy 67: 139-147. (view article)
Prior to my current work my focus was below mean tide.