3431 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
Commitments to diversity and inclusivity are fundamental to the Rodriguez Lab and UNC-EMES’s mission.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- RT @annesmileyy: The 2022 @UNC_EMES grad student retreat was amazing! Loved spending time outdoors with fellow students and learning about… 08:27:27 PM October 12, 2022 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @susanalesecohen: Have you met @ENEC_UNC graduate student @AndrewZachman? He studies the impact of forest stand structure and fire freq… 08:12:33 PM September 13, 2022 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @UNCims: Did you catch the first field site blog post? Check it out! Stay tuned for a new post later this week. 06:00:09 PM September 11, 2022 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
- Explaining the wide range of salt marsh carbon accumulation rates August 12, 2022
- Working with John Anderson for 30 years June 18, 2022
- Elevations where oyster reefs grow best increase as they age June 3, 2021
Author Archives: Antonio Rodriguez
We have a project looking at salt-marsh trangression and some of our site locations are composed of wide fringing salt marsh; difficult to access. Our new favorite coring device is the backpack vibracorer. I don’t think we could have collected … Continue reading
The past two days we have been field tripping with Chuck Nittrouer’s class from the University of Washington. They are a great group of students, post-docs and visiting professors all smart, personable, and fun to be around. Emily Eidam, Nittrouer … Continue reading
It’s been a fun spring semester. Brent McKee and I have been leading two seminar classes at Chapel Hill. One looks at sediment accretion in North American estuaries across the Anthropocene and the other is more broad, titled Frontiers in … Continue reading
We don’t have an official Coastal Geology Club at IMS, but during our open house in Oct. 2017 there was a lot of interest in starting one. People from all over eastern Morehead City were enthusiastic about making ID cards and … Continue reading
Methods, methods, methods was the key focus this summer for my project. My project aims to understand how different salt marsh – upland morphologies affect salt marsh transgression (landward movement) with physical factors like increasing rates sea-level rise and frequency … Continue reading
Welcome Carson Miller, Molly Bost and Jessie Straub. The Rodriguez Lab is not new to Carson and Molly, but Jessie comes from Coastal Carolina University, and it took her about 10 minutes to settle in and feel like a lab mate. … Continue reading
Oyster reefs are often the only natural hard substrate in estuaries and are even labeled “oyster rock” on many old nautical charts. Oyster reefs have the potential to grow extremely rapidly (10 cm/year); in comparison, coral-reef growth, is measured in mm/year. … Continue reading
Oyster reefs are similar to other carbonate depositional environment such as coral reefs. The largest difference is that oyster reefs are located in estuaries and sediment loading from external sources, like rivers and shoreline erosion, is much higher than what corals experience. Being filter … Continue reading
During large storms, barrier islands are temporarily underwater because of storm surge and high waves. This is called overwash, and during overwash sand is moved from the beach and deposited in back-barrier environments. The sandy deposit that forms as a result of overwash … Continue reading