Topic: river and coastal science

pelican soaring over coastal water
river and coastal science


Ehab Meselhe, a professor in the Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering, will develop an online forecasting tool to help scientists, ecologists and engineers evaluate how freshwater diversion and other coastal restoration projects may impact marine mammals, shorebirds, barrier islands and fisheries from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. The project, funded by a grant from the NOAA RESTORE Science Program, aims to fund research that reduces the uncertainty around the management of natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico region.

A man walks his dog near rising waters on the Mississippi
river and coastal science

River Lookout

The new Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering looks for solutions to rising sea levels and sinking land, among today’s most looming problems.

water lilies
river and coastal science

Understanding the Gulf Coast Is Key to Resilience

A national report on the future of the Gulf Coast draws heavily on the work of two Tulane University scientists who have spent most of their careers studying coastal systems in Louisiana and around the world.