Dr. James Gibeaut

Dr. James Gibeaut is the Endowed Chair for Coastal and Marine Geospatial Sciences at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He earned a B.S. in geology from Ohio State University, a M.S. in coastal geology from the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida. He is a coastal geologist who uses optical, radar, and lidar remote sensing, GIS, and field surveys to measure and understand coastal change. He has studied shorelines in a variety of locations including Rhode Island, Florida, Texas, Alaska, Honduras, Venezuela, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia. Currently, his main research focus is modeling the effects of relative sea-level rise and storms on coastal systems and projecting future change. His Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab at HRI is also developing web applications and scientific data repositories for the dissemination of research results.


Dr. Paul Montagna Dr. Paul Montagna
Principal Investigator, HRI Chair for HydroEcology
Dr. Michael Wetz Dr. Michael Wetz
HRI Chair for Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Dr. James Gibeaut Dr. James Gibeaut
Endowed Chair for Coastal and Marine Geospatial Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Beseres Pollack Dr. Jennifer Beseres Pollack
HRI Chair for Coastal Conservation & Restoration
Dr. Xinping Hu Dr. Xinping Hu
HRI Chair for Ecosystem Science & Modeling
Mikell Smith Mikell Smith