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Charles W. Finkl, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus:Dr. Charles W. Finkl

Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

President / Executive Director:

Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF)

Editor-in-Chief:

Journal of Coastal Research (JCR)

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Curriculum Vitae

Areas Of Expertise:

In the general areas of surficial geology, exploration geology (marine sand searches), coastal and marine geomorphology (incl. coastal classification), coastal and marine biophysical environments, soils and weathering (regolith geology), coastal zone management and engineering applications or impacts on natural systems (including erosion control and shore protection), coastal hydrology including submarine freshwater and mineralized seeps, subaerial and marine structural geology, natural hazard mitigation in coastal zones, marine environments, and remote sensing (e.g. delineation of bottom types and sand resources), effluent disposal and pollution of wetlands and estuaries, water resources mapping and conservation, sand searches on the inner and outer continental shelf, investigation of buried paleovalleys as sand traps.

Education And Academic Degrees:

B.Sc., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1964

M.Sc., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1966

Ph.D., University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, 1972

Professional Certification:

Certified Professional Geological Scientist (CPGS No. 6420)
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), (Arvada, CO 80003) [1983+]

Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS No. 614)
American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils (ARCPACS: A Federation of Certifying Boards in Agriculture, Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences), (Madison, WI 53711) [1984+]

Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS No. 451)
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), (Lawrence, KS 66044) [1995+]

Chartered Marine Scientist (CMarSci 614081)
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology [2006+]

Select Articles In Scholarly Journals:

Finkl, C.W., 1967. Geographers, pedologists and the new soil classification system. Professional Geographer, 19(5), 239-243.

Finkl, C.W., 1967. Differential settlement morphology in rural population voids of Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Proceedings Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, 53(11), 209-217.

Finkl, C.W., 1967. The character of settlement in northern Fauquier County. Virginia Geographer, 3(1), 2-8.

Finkl, C.W., 1968. Hurricane morphology and genesis. Virginia Geographer, 3(2), 15-21.

Finkl, C.W., 1973. Levels and laterites in south-western Australia. (Proceedings of the Australian Academy of Science), 19(2), 382-383.

Finkl, C.W. and Conacher, A.J., 1973. How old is old? (Proceedings of the Australian Academy of Science, 3(3), 54. [Reprinted in Adams, G. (ed.), 1975. Planation Surfaces. Stroudsburg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, Benchmark Papers in Geology, Vol. 22, p. 446.]

Finkl, C.W. and Churchward, H.M., 1974. The etched landsurfaces of southwestern Australia. Journal Geological Society Australia, 20(3), 295-307.

Finkl, C.W. and Gilkes, R.J., 1976. Relationships between micromorphological soil features and known stratigraphic layers in southwestern Australia. Geoderma, 15(1), 179-208.

Finkl, C.W. and Churchward, H.M., 1976. Soil stratigraphy in a deeply weathered shield landscape in south-western Australia. Australian Journal of Soil Science, 14(2), 109-112.

Fairbridge, R.W. and Finkl, C.W., 1978. Geomorphic analysis of the rifted cratonic margins of Western Australia. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, N.F., 22(4), 369-389.

Finkl, C.W., 1979. Cratonic stability and rapid erosion events. Catastrophist Geology, 3(2), 23-38.

Finkl, C.W. and Fairbridge, R.W., 1979. Paleogeographic evolution of a rifted cratonic margin: S.W. Australia. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 26(3/4), 221-252.

Finkl, C.W., 1979. Stripped (etched) landsurfaces in southern Western Australia. Australian Geographical Studies, 17(1), 33-52.

Fairbridge, R.W. and Finkl, C.W., 1980. Cratonic erosional unconformities and peneplains. Journal of Geology, 88(1), 68-86.

Fairbridge, R.W.; Scarborough, A.; Bull, D.L.; Finkl, C.W., Charlier, R.H., and Halicki, P., 1980. L'uomo e il mare. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 1(1), 1-16.

Finkl, C.W., 1980. Stratigraphic principles and practices as related to soil mantles. Catena, 7(2/3), 169-194.

Finkl, C.W., 1980. La legee del mare. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 1(1), 14-16.

Finkl, C.W., 1980. Le frontiere delle technologia. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 2(5), 65-80.

Finkl, C.W., 1980. Le strada del mare. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 1(4), 81-96.

Finkl, C.W., 1980. Oceani e Clima. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 7(4), 49-64.

Finkl, C.W., 1981. Catastrophic erosion events on cratons. Noticia Geomorfologica (Campinas, Brazil), 21(41), 27-40.

Finkl, C.W., 1981. Beach nourishment, a practical method of erosion control. Geo-Marine Letters, 1(2), 155-161.

Finkl, C.W., 1982. I glacimenti scottmarini. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 90(2), 145-161.

Finkl, C.W., 1982. Sale dal mare. Jacqques Cousteau Planeta Mare (Enciclopedia di Sciences e di Avventura) (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri), 93(3), 161-176.

Finkl, C.W., 1982. On the geomorphic stability of cratonic planation surfaces. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, N.F., 26(2), 137-150.

Finkl, C.W., 1982. The geography of soil classification. Quaestiones Geographicae, 8, 55-59.

Finkl, C.W., 1982. Toward a comprehensive soil classification system. Geographical Bulletin, 21, 41-47.

Finkl, C.W., 1983. Environmental hazards and mitigation in the U.S. middle Atlantic coastal zone. Northeastern Environmental Science, 2(2), 90-101.

Finkl, C.W., 1984. Chronology of weathered materials and soil age determinations in pedostratigraphic sequences. Chemical Geology, 44(1/3), 311-335.

Finkl, C.W., 1984. Megatrends in geoscience information: Traditional versus sophisticated technology. Proceedings Geoscience Information Society, 14, 109-127.

Fairbridge, R.W. and Finkl, C.W., 1984. Tropical stone lines and podzolized sand plains as paleoclimatic indicators for weathered cratons. Quaternary Science Reviews, 3(1), 41-72.

Maun, M.A. and Finkl, C.W., 1988. The biological flora of coastal dunes and wetlands: A format. Journal of Coastal Research, 4(2), 511-513.

Finkl, C.W.; Walker, J., and Watson, I., 1988. Shoreline erosion: Management case history from southeast Florida. Journal of Ocean and Shoreline Management, 11(2), 129-143.

Watson, I. and Finkl, C.W., 1990. State of the art in storm surge protection: The Netherlands Delta Project. Journal of Coastal Research, 6(3), 739-764.

Finkl, C.W., 1993. Pre-emptive strategies for enhanced sand bypassing and beach replenishment activities: A geological perspective. In: Mehta, A., (ed.), Conference on Beach-Inlet Interactions (Jacksonville, Florida 1992); Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 18, pp. 59-89. [Invited paper]

DaPrato, G.W. and Finkl, C.W., 1994. Applications of a layered classification approach, based on spatial primitives obtained from TM data from Southern Florida, for the analysis of turbid marine waters using fuzzy sets. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 30(4), 69-76.

Finkl, C.W., 1994. Disaster Mitigation in the South Atlantic Coastal Zone (SACZ): A Prodrome for Mapping Hazards and Coastal Land Systems Using the Examples of Urban Subtropical Southeastern Florida. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 12, pp. 339-366.

Finkl, C.W., 1995. Water resources management in the Florida Everglades: Are 'lessons from experience' a prognosis for conservation in the future? Journal of Soil & Water Conservation, 50(6), 592-600.

Finkl, C.W., 1996. What might happen to America's shorelines if artificial beach replenishment is curtailed: A prognosis for southeastern Florida and other sandy regions along regressive coasts. Journal of Coastal Research, 12(1), ii-ix.

Finkl, C.W. and Esteves, L.S., 1997. A preliminary analysis of Neogene depositional environments in Broward County, Florida. Florida Scientist, 60(2), 94-103.

Finkl, C.W.; Khalil, S.M., and Andrews, J.L., 1997. Offshore sand sources for beach replenishment: potential borrows on the continental shelf of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Resources & Geotechnology, 15, 155-173.

Esteves, L.S. and Finkl, C.W., 1998. The problem of critically eroded areas (CEA): An evaluation of Florida beaches. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 26, 11-18.

Finkl, C.W., 1998. Coastal and port engineering: Synergistic disciplines from the overarching purview of integrated coastal management. Journal of Coastal Research, 14(3), iii-xiii.

Esteves, L.S. and Finkl, C.W., 1999. Late Cenozoic depositional paleoenvironments of southeast Florida interpreted from core logs. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 29(2), 129-134.

Finkl, C.W., 2000. Identification of unseen flood-hazard impacts in southeast Florida through integration of remote sensing and geographic information system techniques. Environmental Geosciences (American Association of Petroleum Geologists). Tulsa, Oklahoma: AAPG, pp.119-136.

Finkl, C.W., 2002. Long-term analysis of trends in shore protection based on papers appearing in the Journal of Coastal Research, 1984-2000. Journal of Coastal Research, 18(2), 211-224.

Finkl, C.W. and Charlier, R.H., 2003. Sustainability of Subtropical Coastal Zones in Southeastern Florida: Challenges for Urbanized Coastal Environments Threatened by Development, Pollution, Water Supply, and Storm Hazards. Journal of Coastal Research, 19(4), 934-943.

Finkl, C.W. and Krupa, S.L., 2003. Environmental Impacts of Coastal-Plain Activities on Sandy Beach Systems: Hazards, Perception, and Mitigation. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 35, 132-150.

Finkl, C.W., 2004. Coastal classification: Systematic approaches to consider in the development of a comprehensive scheme. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(1), 166-213.

Finkl, C.W.; Andrews, J.L.; Campbell, T.J.; Benedet, L., and Waters, J.P., 2004. Applying geologic concepts coupled with historical data sets in a MIS framework to prospect for beach-compatible sands on the inner continental shelf: The eastern Texas Gulf coast. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(2), 533-549.

Finkl, C.W., 2004. Leaky valves in littoral sediment budgets: Loss of nearshore sand to deep offshore zones via chutes in barrier reef systems, southeast coast of Florida, USA. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(2), 605-611.

Finkl, C.W. and Warner, M.T., 2004. Morphologic features and morphodynamic zones along the inner continental shelf of southeastern Florida: An example of form and process controlled by lithology. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 42, 79-96.

Benedet, L.; Finkl, C.W.; Campbell, T., and Klein, A., 2004. Predicting the effect of beach nourishment and cross-shore sediment variation on beach morphodynamics. Coastal Engineering, 51(2004), 839-861.

Finkl, C.W. and Khalil, S.M., 2005. Offshore exploration for sand sources: General guidelines and procedural strategies along deltaic coasts. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 44, 198-228.

Campbell, T.; Benedet, L., and Finkl, C.W., 2005. Regional strategies for coastal restoration along Louisiana barrier islands. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 44, 245-267.

Campbell, T.; Benedet, L., and Finkl, C.W., 2005. Regional strategies for coastal restoration along the Louisiana Chenier Plain. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 44, 268-283.

Finkl, C.W.; Benedet, L., and Andrews, J.L., 2005. Interpretation of seabed geomorphology based on spatial analysis of high-density airborne laser bathymetry (ALB). Journal of Coastal Research, 21(3), 501-514.

Finkl, C.W.; Benedet, L., and Andrews, J.L., 2005. Submarine geomorphology of the continental shelf off southeast Florida based on interpretation of airborne laser bathymetry. Journal of Coastal Research, 21(6), 1178-1190.

Finkl, C.W.; Charlier, R.H., and Krupa, S.L., 2005. Vulnerability of coastal environments to land use and abuse: the example of southeast Florida. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 62(5), 535-554.

Finkl, C.W.; Benedet, L., and Campbell, T., 2006. Beach nourishment experience in the United States: Status and trends in the 20th century. Shore & Beach, 74(2), 8-16.

Finkl, C.W.; Khalil, S.M.; Andrews, J.; Keehn, S., and Benedet, L., 2006. Fluvial sand sources for barrier island restoration in Louisiana: Geotechnical investigations in the Mississippi River. Journal of Coastal Research, 22(4), 773-787.

Finkl, C.W.; Benedet, L.; Andrews, J.L.; Suthard, B., and Locker, S.D., 2007. Sediment ridges on the west Florida inner continental shelf: Sand resources for beach nourishment. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(1), 143-158.

Finkl, C.W. and Restrepo-Coupe, N., 2007. Potential natural environments based on pedological properties in the coastal conurbation of subtropical southeast Florida. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(2), 317-349.

Benedet, L.; Finkl, C.W., and Hartog, W.M., 2007. Processes controlling development of erosional hot spots on a beach nourishment project. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(1), 33-48.

Charlie, R.H.; Morand, P., and Finkl, C.W., 2008. How Brittany and Florida coasts cope with green tides. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 65(2), 197-214.

Finkl, C.W. and Andrews, J.L., 2008. Shelf geomorphology along the southeast Florida Atlantic continental platform: Barrier coral reefs, nearshore bedrock, and morphosedimentary features. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(4), 823-849.

Hartog, W.M.; Benedet, L.; Walstra, D.J.R.; van Koningsveld, M.; Stive, M.J.F., and Finkl, C.W., 2008. Mechanisms that Influence the Performance of Beach Nourishment: A Case Study in Delray Beach, Florida, U.S.A. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(5), 1304-1319.

Finkl, C.W.; Estebanell-Becerra, J.; Achatz, V., and Andrews, J.L., 2008. Geomorphological mapping along the upper southeast Florida Atlantic continental platform; I: Mapping units, symbolization and geographic information system presentation and interpreted seafloor topography. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(6), 1388-1417.

Robertson, W.; Zhang, K.; Finkl, C.W., and Whitman, D., 2008. Hydrodynamic and geologic influence of event-dependent depth of closure along the south Florida Atlantic coast. Marine Geology, 252(2008), 156-165.

Finkl, C.W. and Hobbs, C.H., III, 2009. Mining sand on the continental shelf of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, 27, 230-253.
Khalil, S.M.; Finkl, C.W.; Roberts, H.H., and Raynie, R.C., 2010. New Approaches to Sediment Management on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore Coastal Louisiana. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(4), 591-604.

Charlier, R.H.; Chaineux, M.-C.; Finkl, C.W., and Thys, A.C., 2010. Belgica's Antarctic toponymic legacy. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(6), 1168-1171.

Finkl, C.W and Makowski, C. 2010. Increasing sustainability of coastal management by merging monitored marine environments with inventoried shelf resources. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 67(6), 861-870.

Khalil, S.M. and Finkl, C.W., 2010. Coastal process zones interpreted from acoustic remote sensing of submarine geomorphology: Southeast Florida Atlantic continental shelf. International Journal of Imaging, 3(S10), 84-99.

Finkl, C.W. and Cathcart, R.B., 2011. The 'Morning Glory' Project: A Papua New Guinea-Queensland, Australia, undersea freshwater pipeline. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(4), 607-618.

Finkl, C. W. and Vollmer, H. 2011. Interpretation of bottom types from IKONOS satellite images of the southern Key West National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 731 – 735. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208.

Charlier, R.H.; Finkl, C.W., and Thys, A.C., 2011. From Trieste to Kotor. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 809 – 812. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208.

Charlier, R.H.; Finkl, C.W., and Thys, A.C., 2011. North Sea's Capricious Anthropocenic Shores. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 813-815. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208.

Steimle, J.T. and Finkl, C.W., 2011. Interpretation of seafloor topologies based on IKONOS satellite imagery of a shallow-marine carbonate platform: Florida Bay to the Florida Reef Tract. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 825–830. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Rusenko, K., 2011. Using Recycled Glass Cullet For Coastal Protection: A Review of Geotechnical, Biological, & Abiotic Analyses. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 1362 – 1366. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208.

Khalil, S.M. and Finkl, C.W., 2011. Spoil or Resource? Managing sediment for coastal restoration. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), 1433 – 1437. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208.

Cathcart, R.B.; Badescu, V., and Finkl, C.W., 2011. Antarctica-to-Western Australia liquid freshwater shipment using Stauber Bag: Inaugurating a Southern Ocean anti-drought action sea lane. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(6), 1005-1018.

Charlier, R.; Finkl, C.W., and Krystosyk-Gromadzinska, A., 2012. Throw it overboard: A commentary on coastal pollution and bioremediation. Journal of Coastal Research, 28(4), 881-890.

Finkl, C.W.; Pelinovsky, E., and Cathcart, R.B., 2012. A review of potential tsunami impacts to the Suez Canal. Journal of Coastal Research, 28(4), 745-759.

Finkl, C.W. and Cathcart, R.B., 2012. Reply to: Finlayson, B.L.; Peel, M.C., and McMahon, T.A., 2012. Discussion of: Finkl, C.W. and Cathcart, R.B., 2011. The ''Morning Glory'' Project: A Papua New Guinea–Queensland Australia Undersea Freshwater Pipeline, Journal of Coastal Research, 27(4), 607–618; Journal of Coastal Research, 28(4), 982-983.

Charlier, R.; Chaineux, M-C.; Finkl, C.W., and Thys, A.C., 2012. Power from Arctic waters. Cercetari Marine (Recherches Marines), 2012(42), 93-102.

Badescu, V.; Ciocanea, A.; Vathcart, R.B., and Finkl, C.W., 2012. Desalination brine disposal by submerged pipeline in the Red Sea. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(6A), 81-92.

Ortega, L.; Celentano, E.; Finkl, C.W., and Defeo, O., 2013. Effects of climate variability on the morphodynamics of Uruguayan sandy beaches. Journal of Coastal Research, 29, 747-755.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Rusenko, K., 2013. Suitability of recycled glass cullet as artificial dune fill along coastal environments. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(4), 772–782.

Finkl, C.W., 2014. East Florida's barrier isalnds: Natural vs. man-made. February 2014 Beach of the Month Feature, http://coastalcare.org/2014/02/east-floridas-barrier-islands-natural-vs-man-made/

 

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