Phillipe A Wernette



  • 2020 to present - Research Geologist (Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow), U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
  • 2020 to present - Adjunct Professor, University of Windsor, School of the Environment
  • 2017 to 2020 - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Windsor, School of the Environment
  • 2017 to 2019 - Conference Chair, University of Windsor, UWill Discover Student Research Conference
  • 2017 - Program Director, Texas A&M University, Aggie Research Programs
  • 2014 to 2016 - Course Instructor, Texas A&M University, Department of Geography


My research seeks to understand how geomorphology and processes across multiple spatial and temporal combine to drive change in a variety of environments, including, but not limited to, coastal cliffs, bluffs, beach-dune systems, and landslides. Ultimately, my work involves utilizing existing data and information in combination with emerging technologies to develop more accurate and comprehensive models of landscape and environmental evolution. I utilize techniques and concepts spanning physical geography and geomorphology, geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing (including structure-from-motion, LiDAR, and hyperspectral imagery), geophysics (GPR, ERT, and seismic), and machine learning. Broadly speaking, my two main research foci are: (1) understanding and modelling the suite of different factors affecting coastal evolution, and (2) developing comprehensive analytical techniques that include quantifying and propagating error in geospatial and temporal analyses. I believe that research should be collaborative and multidisciplinary and will strive to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders and researchers worldwide.


  • Ph.D. in Geography - Texas A&M University, 2017
  • M.S. in Geography - Michigan State University, 2012
  • B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife (major) and Geographic Information Science (minor) - Michigan State University, 2010


  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America