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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Antonio Rodriguez


UNC Institute for Marine Sciences



Ph.D., Rice University, 1999
BA, Hamilton College, Geology, 1994

Research Interests

The Rodriguez Lab generally uses the principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy to examine the response of coastal depositional environments to sea-level rise, changes in storminess, and human impacts. We study all coastal environments from rivers to the inner continental shelf. Research is field based and we collect a variety of different types of data, including sedimentologic, radiometric, seismic, and remote sensing.

Research and Activities

  • Human impacts on coastal sedimentation
  • Response of Barrier Islands to storms and sea-level rise
  • Oyster reef growth
  • Salt marsh evolution