Coastal and Estuarine Studies Lab

Seahawk Wings Up and In Recovery

On September 14, 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Our community, including our school and students in our lab, were devastated and impacted to varying degrees by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael weeks later. We in UNCW CES Lab continue to band together through these difficult events to support our community through lending helping hands, emotional support, and continuing our scientific research through post-storm monitoring. At this time, our priorities are our students and school, we will attempt to get back to emails and inquiries as quickly as possible. We hope to be back on our feet and soaring again soon!

Welcome to UNCW CES Lab!

The University of North Carolina Wilmington CES Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab led by Dr. Devon Eulie. We are housed within the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Center for Marine Science. Our research spans a wide range of coastal environments and issues. We approach the study of these issues using innovative field and remote sensing techniques, and modeling from a cross-section of disciplines (ecology, geology, GIS, and public policy). Our goal is to assess change in coastal environments over multiple spatial and temporal scales and then work directly with a range of stakeholders to develop targeted management strategies.


If you are a student interested in conducting research with our lab please explore our project pages and see what our current students are working on. We currently have students conducting one-semester DIS projects to Masters students working on a capstone or thesis project.

If you are an interested potential collaborator or coastal stakeholder, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to speak with you regarding on-going projects or about the potential for a new project.