Dr. D. Reide Corbett - Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Institute for Coastal Science & Policy
UNC Coastal Studies Institute - Program Head, Coastal Processes

Office:  Graham 201a

Phone:  252-328-1367  or  252-475-5428 (CSI)

Ph.D.  Florida State University (Chemical Oceanography)
B.S.    Florida State University (Chemistry)

Contact me via email:  corbettd@ecu.edu



Research Interest

My overall scientific interest is to better understand the cycling of biologically active constituents (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus) in coastal and open ocean environments.  I am especially interested in evaluating and quantifying pathways of nutrient delivery to the coastal ocean that have been either under estimated or potentially ignored altogether, such as groundwater discharge and advective transport associated with sediment disturbances.  Specific areas of my on-going research include those focused on:

·  Sedimentary and geochemical processes in coastal environments

·  Naturally-occurring radionuclides as tools for quantifying rates of sedimentary and biogeochemical processes

·  Investigations of groundwater discharge into the coastal zone

·  Deposition, remineralization and burial of carbon and nutrients in coastal margins



 Recent Publications (Corbett’s complete vita)

Corbett, D.R. and J.P. Walsh.  210Lead and 137Cesium – Establishing a Chronology for the Last Century.  Handbook of Sea Level Research. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. In Press.

Kemp, A., B.P. Horton, C.H. Vane, C.E. Bernhardt, D.R. Corbett, S.E. Englehart, S.C. Anisfeld, A.C. Parnell and N. Cahill. Sea-level change during the last 2500 years in New Jersey, USA.  Quaternary Science Reviews.  In Press.

Leorri, E., A. Cearreta, M.J. Irabien, A. García-Artola, D.R. Corbett, E. Horsman, W.H. Blake, J.A. Sanchez-Cabeza. Anthropogenic disruptions of the sedimentary record in coastal marshes: examples from the southern Bay of Biscay. Continental Shelf Research.  In Press.

Fatela, F., J. Moreno, E. Leorri, and D.R. Corbett.  Highmarsh foraminiferal assemblage response to intra-decadal and multi-decadal precipitation variability, between 1934 and 2010 (Minho, NW Portugal). Journal of Sea Research.  In Press.

Walsh, J.P., M.A. Allison, D.R. Corbett, S.L. Goodbred Jr., S.A. Kuehl, C. Nittrouer, and A.S. Ogston. Shelf and slope sedimentation associated with large deltaic systems.  In: Biogeochemical Dynamics at Large River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Climate Change. Editors: T. Bianchi, M. Allison, W.J. Cai.  Cambridge University Press. In Press.

Eulie, D. J.P. Walsh, D.R. Corbett, 2013. High-Resolution Measurements of Shoreline Change and Application of Balloon-Aerial Photography, Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, North Carolina, USA. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 11, 151-160.

Lagomasino, D., D.R. Corbett, J.P. Walsh. 2013. Influence of Wind-Driven Inundation and Coastal Geomorphology on Sedimentation in Two Microtidal Marshes, Pamlico River Estuary, NC. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science. DOI 10.1007/s12237-013-9625-0.

Culver, S.J., R.L. Camp, J.P. Walsh, B.W. Hayward, D.R. Corbett, C.R. Alexander, 2012. Distribution of Foraminifera of the Poverty Continental Margin, New Zealand: Implications for Sediment Transport.  Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 42 (4), 305-326.

De la Rosa, J.M., M.F. Araújo, J.A. González-Pérez, F.J. González-Vila, A.M. Soares, J.M. Martins, E. Leorri , D.R. Corbett, F. Fatela, 2012. Organic matter sources in tidal marshes over the 1 last two millennia in the Minho River estuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). Organic Geochemistry.  53, 16-24.

Culver, S.J., Mallinson, D.J., Corbett, D.R., Rouf, A.A., Noor, A.M.S., Yaacob, R., Whittaker, J.E., Parham, P.R. 2012. Distribution of foraminifera in the Setiu Estuary and Lagoon, Malaysia. Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 42 (2) 109-133.

McGann, M., E.E. Grossman, R.K. Takesue, D. Penttila, J.P. Walsh, and R. Corbett, 2012. Arrival and Expansion of the Invasive Foraminifera Trochammina hadai Uchio in Padilla Bay, Washington.  Northwest Science. 86(1) 9-26.

Mohan, J.A., R.A. Rulifson, D.R. Corbett, N.M. Halden, 2012.  Validation of oligohaline elemental otolith signatures of striped bass using in situ caging experiments and water chemistry.  Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. 4(1), 57-70.