CERF-JCR Officers

Charles W. Finkl, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus:
Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

President / Executive Director:
Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF)

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus:
Journal of Coastal Research (JCR)

 

Contact

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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/

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2013. Perception of Coastal Hazards in Terms of Physical, Biological, and Human-Induced Cascades: An Example from the Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ). In: Conley, D.C.; Masselink, G.; Russell, P., and O'Hare, T.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2013 (Plymouth, England). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, 708-713.

Finkl, C.W.; Makowski, C., and Vollmer, H., 2014. Advanced Techniques for Mapping Biophysical Environments on Carbonate Banks Using Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) and IKONOS Satellite Imagery. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 9, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 31-63. 

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2015. Autoclassification versus Cognitive Interpretation of Digital Bathymetric Data in Terms of Geomorphological Features for Seafloor Characterization. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(1), 1-16.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Vollmer, H.M., 2015. Geospatially Integrated Seafloor Classification Scheme (G-ISCS): A New Method for Cognitively Interpreting Benthic Biogeomorphological Features. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(2), 488-504.

Vollmer, H.M.; Finkl, C.W., and Makowski, C., 2015. Novel Method for Interpreting Submarine Geomorphology from Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) Bathymetry using Surfer 12 Shaded Relief Maps. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(5), 1268-1274.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Vollmer, H.M., 2016. Classification of Continental Shelves in Terms of Geospatially Integrated Physiographic Realms and Morphodynamic Zones. Journal of Coastal Research, 32(1), 1-34.

Chris Makowski, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President & Assistant Director:
Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. (CERF)

Editor-in-Chief:
Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) 

Contact

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Areas Of Expertise

Marine Ecosystems
Coastal Benthic Ecology
Coral Reef Habitat Dynamics
Coastal Systems and Geomorphology
Applied Coastal Engineering Techniques
Artificial Reef Design and Performance
Coastal Habitat Monitoring and Evaluation
Coastal Zone Management and Sustainability
Remote Sensing of Coastal Habitat Systems

Education And Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (major: Coastal Geosciences), Florida Atlantic University (Summa Cum Laude), 2014

M.Sc. (major: Marine Ecosystems), Florida Atlantic University (Magna Cum Laude), 2004

B.Sc. (major: Marine Biology), Florida Atlantic University (Cum Laude), 2001

Professional Certification

Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Editorial Board Member, The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) Member, The Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) Chapter Member, American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Registered Diving Safety Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Member, Coastal Education and Research Foundation [CERF] Board of Directors (Trustees), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Certified Marine Mammal & Protected Species Observer, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer, PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor, Emergency First Responder (CPR/FirstAid/AED) Instructor, PADI Specialty Underwater Photographer Instructor, Divers Alert Network (DAN) O2 Instructor & Sustaining Member, BoatSafe USA Safe Operation Registered.

Scientific Committees, Advisory Boards, and Session Chairs

International Advisory Committee; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2020 (Seville, Spain); April 2020.

International Scientific Board; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2020 (Seville, Spain); April 2020.

International Partnership with the International Drowning Prevention Alliance (IDPA) (Seoul, Republic of Korea); May 2018.

International Advisory Committee; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea); May 2018.

International Scientific Board; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea); May 2018.

International Advisory Committee; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2016 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia); March 2016.

International Scientific Board; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2016 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia); March 2016.

International Advisory Committee; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2014 (Durban, South Africa); April 2014.

International Scientific Board; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2014 (Durban, South Africa); April 2014.

Session Chair (Marine and Coastal Ecosystems); International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2013 (Plymouth, England, United Kingdom); April 2013.

International Scientific Board; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2013 (Plymouth, England, United Kingdom); April 2013.

Session Chair (Protected Areas: Coastal and Marine); International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2011 (Szczecin, Poland); May 2011.

International Scientific Committee; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2011 (Szczecin, Poland); May, 2011.

Published Research Articles, Chapters, Encyclopedias, and Books

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2020. An Ecological Atlas of Coastal Ecosystems: Selected Examples from around the World. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2020. Extrapolation of Shore-Normal Catenary Sequences Observed from Satellite Images using the Biophysical Cross-shore Classification System (BCCS) for Shore-parallel Situational Zonation. Journal of Coastal Research, 36(3).

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2020. Latitudinal and Situational Zonation of Shore-normal Catenary Sequences Observed from Satellite Images using the Biophysical Cross-shore Classification System (BCCS). Journal of Coastal Research, 36(2), 1-23.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2020. The Biophysical Cross-shore Classification System (BCCS): Defining Coastal Ecological Sequences with Catena Codification to Classify Cross-shore Successions based on Interpretation of Satellite Imagery. Journal of Coastal Research, 36(1), 1-33.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2019. Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition (Volumes 1 & 2). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS), Cham, Switzerland: Springer NATURE, 1600p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2019. Classification of Coastal Seafloor Geomorphological Features. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition (Volumes 1 & 2). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS), Cham, Switzerland: Springer NATURE, pp. 540-549.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2019. Nearshore Geomorphological Mapping. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition (Volumes 1 & 2). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS), Cham, Switzerland: Springer NATURE, pp. 1243-1265.

Makowski, C., 2019. Welcome Message from Dr. Christopher Makowski, the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) (Editorial). Journal of Coastal Research, 35(1), 1.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W., 2018. Invasive Species Within South Florida Coastal Ecosystems: An Example of a Marginalized Environmental Resource Base. In: Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W. (eds.), Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments: Coasts In Crisis. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 29. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-60.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W. (eds.), 2018. Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments: Coasts in Crisis. Coastal Research Library, Volume 29, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 480p.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W. (eds.), 2018. Threats to Mangrove Forests: Hazards, Vulnerability, and Management. Coastal Research Library, Volume 25, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 724p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2018. Diversity in Coastal Marine Sciences: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Research of Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Remote Sensing. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 23, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 701p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2017. The Florida Everglades: An Overview of Alteration and Restoration. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Coastal Wetlands: Alteration and Remediation. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 21, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-45.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2017. Coastal Wetlands: Alteration and Remediation. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 21, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 874p.

Makowski, C., 2017. Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge, Griggs, G., 2017 (Book Review). Journal of Coastal Research, 33(6), 1498.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Vollmer, H.M., 2017. Geoform and Landform Classification of Continental Shelves using Geospatially Integrated IKONOS Satellite Imagery. Journal of Coastal Research, 33(1), 1-22.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W., 2016. History of Modern Seafloor Mapping. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves: Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 13, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-47.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2016. Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves: Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 13, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 293p.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Vollmer, H.M., 2016. Classification of Continental Shelves in Terms of Geospatially Integrated Physiographic Realms and Morphodynamic Zones. Journal of Coastal Research, 32(1), 1-34.

Vollmer, H.M.; Finkl, C.W., and Makowski, C., 2015. Novel Method for Interpreting Submarine Geomorphology from Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) Bathymetry using Surfer 12 Shaded Relief Maps. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(5), 1268-1274.

Makowski, C., 2015. Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California: Exploring Landscapes and Geology on Gulf Shores and Islands, Johnson, M.E., 2014 (Book Review). Journal of Coastal Research, 31(3), 774.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Vollmer, H.M., 2015. Geospatially Integrated Seafloor Classification Scheme (G-ISCS): A New Method for Cognitively Interpreting Benthic Biogeomorphological Features. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(2), 488-504.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2015. Autoclassification versus Cognitive Interpretation of Digital Bathymetric Data in Terms of Geomorphological Features for Seafloor Characterization. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(1), 1-16.

Finkl, C.W.; Makowski, C., and Vollmer, H., 2014. Advanced Techniques for Mapping Biophysical Environments on Carbonate Banks Using Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) and IKONOS Satellite Imagery. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 9, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 31-63.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2014. Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 9, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 502p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2014. Environmental Management and Governance: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 8, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 472p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2013. Perception of Coastal Hazards in Terms of Physical, Biological, and Human-Induced Cascades: An Example from the Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ). In: Conley, D.C.; Masselink, G.; Russell, P., and O'Hare, T.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2013 (Plymouth, England). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, 708-713.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Rusenko, K., 2013. Suitability of Recycled Glass Cullet as Artificial Dune Fill. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(4), 772-782.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2013. The Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ): A Cascade of Natural, Biological, and Human-Induced Hazards. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 6, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 3-56.

Makowski, C.; Finkl, C.W., and Rusenko, K., 2011. Using Recycled Glass for Coastal Protection: A Review of Geotechnical, Biological, and Abiotic Analyses. In: Furmanczyk, K.; Giza, A., and Terefenko, P. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2011 (Szczecin, Poland). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 64, 1362-1366.

Makowski, C. and Keyes, P., 2011. Using the Benthic Ecological Assessment for Marginal Reefs (BEAMR) Method to Quantify Nearshore Reef Conditions in the Southeast Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(3), 428-440.

Finkl, C.W.; Charlier, R., and Makowski, C., 2010. Potential Environmental Impacts from Tapping Electrical Energies in the Straits of Florida. Abstracts and Program Renewable Ocean Energy and the Marine Environment (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 3-5 November), p. 40.

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.

Makowski, C.; Hannes, A.; Prekel, S.E., and Floyd, L., 2009. The Emergence of Nearshore Reef Mitigation as Suitable Marine Habitats. Shore & Beach, 77(3), 4-10.

Makowski, C.; Prekel, S.E.; Lybolt, M.J., and Baron, R.M., 2009. The Benthic Ecological Assessment for Marginal Reefs (BEAMR) Method. Journal of Coastal Research, 25(2), 514-521.

Makowski, C. and Fisher, L., 2008. The Effect of Beach Nourishment on Juvenile Green Turtle Distribution Along the Nearshore of Broward County, Florida. The Open Marine Biology Journal, 2, 21-28.

Makowski, C.; Rusenko, K., and Kruempel, C.J, 2008. Abiotic Suitability of Recycled Glass Cullet as an Alternative Sea Turtle Nesting Substrate. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(3), 771-779.

Makowski, C.; Thomson, G.G.; Foye, P., and Higgins, S., 2007. Broward County Beach Demonstration Project: From Beers to Beaches. In: Kraus, N.C. and Rosati, J.D. (eds.), Proceedings from the Sixth International Symposium On Coastal Engineering And Science Of Coastal Sediment Processes (Coastal Sediments '07, New Orleans, Louisiana, 13-17 May), pp. 2265-2278.

Makowski, C. and Rusenko, K., 2007. Suitability of Glass Cullet as an Alternative Beach Fill Material: Results of Biological and Chemical Analyses. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(3), 545-552.

Makowski, C.; Fisher, L., and Kruempel, C.J., 2006. Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas L.) Population Estimate for the Nearshore Reefs of Broward County: A Summary After Three Years of Pre-construction Monitoring. Shore & Beach, 74(2), 26-28.

Makowski, C.; Seminoff, J., and Salmon, M., 2006. Home Range and Habitat Use of Juvenile Atlantic Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas L.) on Shallow Reef Habitats in Palm Beach, Florida. Marine Biology, 148, 1167-1179.

Makowski, C.; Salmon, M., and Slattery, R., 2005. 'Shark Fishing': A New Technique to Estimate the Abundance and Distribution of Juvenile Green Turtles. Herpetological Review, 36(1), 36-38.

Contributions to the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS) and the Coastal Research Library (CRL)

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2019. An Ecological Atlas of Coastal Ecosystems: Selected Examples from Around the World. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2019. Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition (Volumes 1 & 2). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS), Cham, Switzerland: Springer NATURE, 1600p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2019. Classification of Coastal Seafloor Geomorphological Features. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition (Volumes 1 & 2). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS), Cham, Switzerland: Springer NATURE, pp. 540-549.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2019. Nearshore Geomorphological Mapping. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition (Volumes 1 & 2). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS), Cham, Switzerland: Springer NATURE, pp. 1243-1265.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W., 2018. Invasive Species Within South Florida Coastal Ecosystems: An Example of a Marginalized Environmental Resource Base. In: Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W. (eds.), Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments: Coasts In Crisis. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 29. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-60.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W. (eds.), 2018. Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments: Coasts in Crisis. Coastal Research Library, Volume 29, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 480p.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W. (eds.), 2018. Threats to Mangrove Forests: Hazards, Vulnerability, and Management. Coastal Research Library, Volume 25, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 724p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2018. Diversity in Coastal Marine Sciences: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Research of Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Remote Sensing. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 23, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 701p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2017. The Florida Everglades: An Overview of Alteration and Restoration. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Coastal Wetlands: Alteration and Remediation. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 21, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-45.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2017. Coastal Wetlands: Alteration and Remediation. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 21, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 874p.

Makowski, C. and Finkl, C.W., 2016. History of Modern Seafloor Mapping. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves: Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 13, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-47.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2016. Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves: Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 13, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 293p.

Finkl, C.W.; Makowski, C., and Vollmer, H., 2014. Advanced Techniques for Mapping Biophysical Environments on Carbonate Banks Using Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) and IKONOS Satellite Imagery. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 9, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 31-63.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2014. Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 9, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 502p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), 2014. Environmental Management and Governance: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 8, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 472p.

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2013. The Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ): A Cascade of Natural, Biological, and Human-Induced Hazards. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 6, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 3-56.

Published Photographs

Makowski, C., 2019. Pompano Beach, Florida Reef Tract, U.S.A.: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 35(4).

Makowski, C., 2019. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 35(1).

Makowski, C., 2018. Twelve Apostles, Cape Town, South Africa: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 34(3).

Makowski, C., 2018. Christ of the Abyss, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Key Largo, Florida, U.S.A.: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 34(1).

Makowski, C., 2017. Portion of the Upper Florida Keys and Distal Peninsular Florida Shown through High-Resolution Digital Orthoimagery: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 33(1).

Makowski, C., 2015. Cocohatchee River Estuary, Collier County, Florida, U.S.A.: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(5).

Makowski, C., 2014. Diaz Beach, Cape Point, South Africa: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 30(4).

Makowski, C., 2014. Construction debris used to build an artificial reef offshore southeast Florida, USA. This man-made reef structure was constructed by placing steel rails and circular concrete culverts within a specific zoned area on a sandy seafloor landward of the Florida Reef Tract. Over time, marine organisms, such as sponges and scleractinian coral colonies, utilized the artificial reef substrates to adhere and grow, just as they would on natural reefs. Colonization along the steel rail transecting the photo center shows a wide range of biological marine life upon its surface. Reef Coasts, In: Harff, J.; Meschede, M.; Petersen, S., and Thiede, J. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 1000p.

Makowski, C., 2013. A lionfish (Pterois volitans) swimming over the Florida Reef Tract in Palm Beach County, Florida. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 47.

Makowski, C., 2013. An Atlantic southern stingray (Dasyatis americana) emerging from its sandy burrow along the sea bottom in Palm Beach County, Florida. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 44.

Makowski, C., 2011. School of Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber) along a southeast Florida Atlantic coast reef tract: Coastal Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(5), pp. 1002.

Makowski, C., 2010. Turtle Arches Reef, Maui, Hawaii, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(3).

Makowski, C., 2010. Molokini Crater Reef, Maui, Hawaii, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(1).

Makowski, C., 2010. Puerto Rico Sunset: ASBPA Photo Contest Winner. Shore & Beach, 78(1).

Makowski, C., 2009. Sea Of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 25(2).

Makowski, C., 2008. Nearshore Reef Ledge, Broward County, Florida, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(5).

Makowski, C., 2008. Sunset Reef, Grand Cayman, B.W.I.: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(4C).

Makowski, C., 2008. Boca Reef Ledge, Florida, USA: Journal Cover Photograph. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(2B).

Awards, Presentations, and Exhibits

Awarded the 2010 Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Provost Fellowship for outstanding research in the coastal geosciences.

Received the 2010 Best Coastal Photograph Award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).

Awarded the 2002 Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Courtenay Graduate Scholarship for outstanding research in the field of conservation biology.

Awarded 1st Place in the category of Conservation Research at the 22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology (Miami, Florida); April 2002.

Speaker; Closing Address for the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea); May 2018.

Speaker; Welcome Keynote Address for the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea); May 2018.

Speaker; Closing Address for the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2016 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia); March 2016.

Speaker; Welcome Keynote Address for the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2016 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia); March 2016.

Speaker; Perception of Coastal Hazards in Terms of Physical, Biological, and Human-Induced Cascades: An Example from the Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ); International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2013 (Plymouth, England, United Kingdom); May 2013.

Speaker; Welcome Keynote Address for the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2013 (Plymouth, England, United Kingdom); April 2013.

Speaker; Using Recycled Glass For Coastal Protection: A Review of Geotechnical, Biological, and Abiotic Analyses; International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2011 (Szczecin, Poland); May 2011.

Co-Speaker; The Emergence of Nearshore Reef Mitigation As Suitable Marine Habitats; 22nd Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology (St. Petersburg, Florida); February 2009.

Co-Exhibitor; The Glass Experience: A Glimpse Into the Paradigm Shifts Caused By Glass and the Innovators Who Use It; Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Illinois); March – September 2008.

Co-Speaker; Does Beach Nourishment Affect the Distribution of Sea Turtles: The Second Post-Construction Assessment of Juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Nearshore Reefs of Broward County, Fl.; 21st Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology (Sarasota, Florida); January 2008.

Speaker; The Second Post-Construction Assessment of Juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Nearshore Reefs of Broward County, Fl.; 28th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology (Loreto, Baja California, Mexico); January 2008.

Speaker; Broward County Beach Demonstration Project: From Beers To Beaches; American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA); Galveston, Texas; October 2007.

Speaker; Broward County Beach Demonstration Project: From Beers To Beaches; Proceedings from the Sixth International Symposium On Coastal Engineering And Science Of Coastal Sediment Processes (Coastal Sediments '07, New Orleans, Louisiana); May 2007.

Poster Presentation; Abiotic Suitability of Recycled Glass Cullet as an Alternative Sea Turtle Nesting Substrate; 27th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina); February 2007.

Speaker; CPE Investigates the Unknown Resources of Collier County's Nearshore Reefs; 49th Annual Meeting of the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA); Ocean Reef, Florida; September 2005.

Co-Speaker; Broward County Demonstration Project: Biological Analysis of Recycled Glass Cullet; 49th Annual Meeting of the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA); Ocean Reef, Florida; September 2005.

Speaker; 'Turtle Tows': Monitoring Protocol for Assessing In-Water Effects of Beach Construction on Sea Turtle Populations Along Nearshore Reef Habitats; 18th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology (Destin, Florida); February 2005.

Poster Presentation; The GTD: Creating The First GIS Turtle Database for Juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas L.) in Broward County, Florida; 25th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology (Savannah, Georgia); January 2005.

Speaker; Collier County: Creating a Vast New Database of Hardbottom Characterizations; Headwaters To Oceans (H2O) Conference (Long Beach, CA); October 2004.

Speaker; Collier County: Pipeline Corridor Benthic Characterization Results; Presented to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP); Tallahassee, Florida; May 2004.

Speaker; Home Range and Movements of Juvenile Atlantic Green Turtles on Shallow Reef Habitats; 24th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology (San Jose, Costa Rica); February 2004.

Speaker; Shark Fishing: A New Technique to Estimate the Abundance and Distribution of Juvenile Green Turtles; 22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology (Miami, Florida), April 2002. (This presentation was awarded first place in the category of conservation research.)

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Areas Of Expertise

Remote Sensing of Benthic and Coastal Habitats
Creation and Maintenance of Geographic Information System (GIS) Databases
Habitat Impact Analysis
Spatial Analysis
Geographic Data Mining and Archiving
Global Positioning System (GPS) Data Collection and Interpretation
Ecological Zonation Studies
GIS Training

Education And Academic Degrees

M.Sc. (major: Environmental Studies), Florida International University, 2010

B.Sc. (major: Environmental Studies), Richard Stockton College, 2003

Professional Registrations & Certification

ESRI Geographic Information System Professional (GISP), Certified Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (FLURISA) Gold Coast Activities Coordinator, Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Peer Reviewer, PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Certified, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Certified.

Published Research Articles and Book Chapters

Finkl, C.W.; Makowski, C., and Vollmer, H., 2014. Advanced Techniques for Mapping Biophysical Environments on Carbonate Banks Using Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) and IKONOS Satellite Imagery. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

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 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), Szczecin, Poland, 731-735.

Special Acknowledgements in Published Research

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2013. The Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ): A Cascade of Natural, Biological, and Human-Induced Hazards. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 3-56.

Cathcart, R.B.; Finkl, C.W., and Badescu, V., 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.

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.

Zhang, K. and Leatherman, S., 2011. Barrier Island Population along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(2), 356-363.

Finkl, C.W. and Andrews, J.L., 2007. Florida Northeast Atlantic Coast Sand Search (Phase III). Boca Raton, Florida: Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc. and Tallahassee, Florida: URS Southern, 75p.

Presentations, Posters, and Awards

June 2013; Viewing Beach Nourishment within 3-Dimensional Interface (Vollmer and Belden, Coastal Geotools).

October 2012; Online GIS for Improved Project Management (Vollmer and Belden, South Florida GIS Expo).

October 2011; Interactive Decision Making: Providing a User Friendly Interface for Non-GIS Personnel (South Florida GIS Expo).

September 2011: Interpretation of Bottom Types from IKONOS Satellite Images (Finkl and Vollmer, 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS), Szczecin, Poland).

October 2007; From Sand Grains to Computer Pixels: Mapping and Estimating Offshore Sand Resources in GIS (South Florida GIS Expo).

2nd Place - Most Informative Map (Burlington County, NJ GIS Day, 2011).
1st Place - Best Project Presentation (South Florida GIS Expo, 2011).

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CERF-JCR Regional Vice Presidents

Coastal Education and Research Foundation [CERF] is pleased to announce our newly appointed Regional Vice Presidents (RVP), who throughout the international scientific community continue to provide outstanding representation of our coastal research society. Please join us in honoring the following individuals for their tremendous service and support of CERF and the JCR.

North America

Gary B. Griggs, Ph.D.
James R. Houston, Ph.D.
Timothy W. Kana, Ph.D.
Norberto C. Nadal-Caraballo, Ph.D.

Western Europe

Luciana S. Esteves, Ph.D.
Carlos Pereira da Silva, Ph.D.
Marcel J.F. Stive, Ph.D.

Eastern Europe

Niki Evelpidou, Ph.D.
Kazimierz K. Furmańczyk, D.Sc.

Oceania

Charles Lemckert, Ph.D.
Anja Scheffers, D.Sc.
Vic Semeniuk, Ph.D.
Andrew D. Short, Ph.D.

Southeast Asia

Hak Soo Lim, Ph.D.
Nobuo Mimura, D.Eng.

South America

Vanda Claudino-Sales, Ph.D.
Omar Defeo, D.Sc.

Middle East and N. Africa

Michael Phillips, Ph.D.

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