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Paul T. Gayes

Professor, Department of Marine Science
Director, Center for Marine and Wetlands Studies


 
Contact Information:
  • Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
    1270 Atlantic Avenue
    Conway, SC 29526
  • (843) 349-4015 (tel)
  • (843) 349-4042 (fax)
  • ptgayes@coastal.edu

 


Education:

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook - Ph.D. 1987
  • The Pennsylvania State University - M.S. 1983
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook - B.S. 1981

Professional Experience:

  • 1989 - Present: Director, Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
  • 2000 - Present: Palmetto Professor of Marine Science and Geology
  • 1987 - 2000: Asst./Assoc./Full Professor of Marine Science and Geology

Courses Taught:

  • MSCI 112 Origin and Evolution of the Marine Environment
  • MSCI 304 Marine Geology
  • MSCI 445/445L/545/545L Coastal Processes
  • MSCI 495 Marine Environmental Issues
  • CMWS 601 Coastal and Wetland Processes


Research Interests:

  • Coastal evolution and geologic framework
  • Beach processes and erosion
  • Climate and relative sea change
 


Recent Publications and Presentations:

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ojeda, G. Y., Gayes, P.T., Van Dolah, R.F. and Schwab, W.C., 2004, Spatially Quantitative Seafloor Habitat Mapping: Example From the Northern South Carolina Inner Continental Shelf: Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 59, p. 399-416.

  • Scott, D.B., Collins, E.C., Gayes, P.T. and Wright, E, 2003, Records of pre-historic hurricanes on the South Carolina coast based on micropaleontological and sedimentological evidence with comparison to other Atlantic coast records: Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol.115, no.9, pp.1027-1039, Sep 2003

  • Baldwin, W.E., Morton, R., Schwab, W.C., Gayes, P.T., and Driscoll, N.W., 2004, Maps showing the stratigraphic framework of South Carolina's Long Bay from Little River to Winyah Bay; Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, Report: OF 2004-1013, 2004

  • Gayes, P.T., Schwab, W.C., Driscoll, N.W., Morton, R.A., Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J.J., Wright, E.E., Harris, M.S., Katuna, M.P. and Putney, T.R, 2003, Sediment Dispersal pathways and conceptual sediment budget for a sediment starved embayment: Long Bay: in Davis, R. Sallenger, A. and Howd, P., Coastal Sediments, American Society of Civil Engineers, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Bernstein, D.F., Freeman, C., Forte, M.F., Gayes, P.T., Park, J and Mitasova, H., 2003, Survey Design Analysis for three-dimensional mapping of beach and nearshore morphology: in Davis, R. Sallenger, A. and Howd, P, Coastal Sediments, Amer. Soc. Of Civil Eng., St. Petersburg, FL

  • Jutte, P.C., Van Dolah, R.F and Gayes, P.T., 2002, Recovery of benthic communities following offshore dredging Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Shore and Beach, v. 70, no 3., pp 25-30.

    PRESENTATIONS

  • Gayes, P.T., Schwab, W.C., Driscoll, N., Morton, R., Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J., Ojeda, G.Y., Harris, M.S., and Katuna, M., 2004 (Invited), Integrated Regional Sea Floor Mapping of the Shoreface: Linking the Shelf and Beach Systems, Geological Society of America Combined Northeast/South East Meeting, Washington DC.

  • Gayes, P.T., Schwab, W.C., Driscoll, N.W., Morton, R.A., Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J.F., Ojeda, G.Y. and Park, J.Y., 2002 Transgressive Shoreface Architecture Within a Sediment Starved Arcuate Strand: Long Bay, South Carolina, Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, SF. Ca.

  • Gayes, P.T., Schwab, W.C., Driscoll, N.W., Morton, R.A., Baldwin, W.E., Denny, J.J., Wright, E.E., Harris, M.S., Katuna, M.P. and Putney, T.R, 2003, Sediment Dispersal pathways and conceptual sediment budget for a sediment starved embayment: Long Bay: Coastal Sediments, Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers, St. Petersburg, FL

 

Recent Student Projects:
Undergraduate

  • Johnstone, E., STARR, M. Gayes, P.T., Baldwin, W.E., Schwab, W.C., Driscoll, N., Bunyavitch, I., and Harris, M.S., 2004, Shoreface architecture in a sediment starved system: update from intertidal vibracores and shore perpendicular CHIRP data, Geological Society of America Combined Northeast/South East Meeting, Washington DC.
  • HESSER, T, Bernstein, D, Forte, M., Ojeda, G.Y., Gayes, P.T., 2004, Assessing Trends in Coastal Variability Using Modern Mapping Techniques; Geological Society of America Combined Northeast/South East Meeting,
    Washington DC.
  • Jessica HORNE: Surficial Sediment Patterns and Dispersal Pathways within a inner shelf sand body. MSCI 499 independent research project.
Graduate
  • CHASTAIN, J., Gayes, P.T., Harris, M.S., Johnstone, E., Ojeda, G.Y., Van Dolah, R.F., Weinbach, P. and Giordano, A., 2004, MMS-South Carolina Offshore Sand Resource and Critical Habitat On-Line Database: Geological Society of America Combined Northeast/South East Meeting, Washington DC.

Graduate Thesis Committees

  • Jennifer Miselis- Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Janiel Rivera-Ph.D. Candidate, USC Columbia

Active Grants (2003-2004):

  • Gayes, P.T. and Ojeda, G.Y. National Science Foundation. $244,000. CMWS Geophysical Instrumentation and Sea Floor/Habitat Mapping System
    Development
  • Gayes, P.T. US Geological Survey/SC Sea Grant Consortium. $110,000. BERM Beach Erosion Research and Management
  • Gayes, P.T., Schwab, W.C. and Driscoll, N. USGS/SC Sea Grant Consortium. $85,000. Geologic Framework of the Beach and Shoreface of the Northern South Carolina Coast: Linking the Beach and Inner Shelf
  • Gayes, P.T., and Ojeda, G.Y., SC Dept. of Natural Resources/USACE. $31,120. Habitat Characterization and Change in and around the Charleston ODMDS.
  • Gayes, P.T. and Ojeda, G.Y. US Dept. of Interior-MMS. $12,000. Sand Resource Potential Assessment and GIS Database For the South Carolina Inner Shelf-
  • Gayes, P.T., National Park Service. $15,000. Fort George Inlet Study.

Recent Research Cruises:

  • Chief Scientist-NOAA Ship Foster April 26-May 8 2004-Mid Shelf Geophysics
    Cruise Northern South Carolina
  • Chief Scientist-NOAA Ship Foster Oct 19-29, 2004- Inner Shelf Vibracoring
    and Geophysical Cruise-Inner Shelf North Carolina
 
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