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Donya P Frank-Gilchrist, Ph.D.

Donya’s research focuses on understanding how waves and currents mobilize sand and other objects on the seafloor. 

Her projects involve a wide range of scales from investigating incipient motion of individual sand grains up to modeling the evolution of barrier islands in response to tropical storms. In addition, she assesses the vulnerabilities of underrepresented communities to coastal hazards through stakeholder engagement.

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