- Ph.D., 2005, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook UniversityState University of New York
- M.A., 2000, Ecology
Stony Brook University,State University of New York
- B.A., 1995
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
- I am interested in the natural, climatic, and anthropogenic processes that govern coastal systems.
- Paleochannels as pathways for submarine groundwater discharge in the Mississippi River Delta (Funded By NSF, with Tulane and U.N.C. Chapel Hill).
- Sediment dynamics and biogeochemical cycling in the Wax Lake Delta (Funded by LA Sea Grant, with Brian Roberts- LUMCON; Student: Ciara Chambers -Tulane University)
- Morphodynamics and Ecological Functioning in the West Bay Diversion (Funded by National Wildlife Federation student; Student: Alex Ameen - Tulane University)
- How Atmospheric Centers of Influence Short-Term Sea Level Change (with Stony Brook University)
- Metagenomics Dynmamics in Oil Impacted and Non-Impacted Marshes in Barataria Bay (with Tulane and Los Alamos National Laboratory).
- Impacts of Deepwater Horizon spill on the chemistry of coastal wetlands (with Texas A&M; LSU and Georgia Tech)
- Hurricane impacts on Louisiana's Coast (CREST)
- The Development of a River Dominated Coastal Wetlands Observatory (Funded by LEAG, with Collaborators at UNO and Texas A&M)
- Dynamics of the 2011 flood on the Atchafalaya River Shelf (with Louisiana State University).
- Determination of subsidence rates in the northern Gulf of Mexico (with Stony Brook University and The University of Texas, Austin)
- Examination of biomarkers in coastal sediments (with Texas A+M University).
- Alex Ameen, Graduate Research Assistant
- B.S., 2010, Environmental SciencesUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- Ciara Chambers, Graduate Research Assistant
- B.S., 2012, Environmental ScienceRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
- Cyndhia Ramatchandirane, Graduate Student
- B.A., 2011, GeosciencesWellesley College, Wellesley, MA
- M.Sc., 2013, (Candidate) Earth and Environmental SciencesTulane University, New Orleans, LA
- Kolker, A.S., Miner, M.D., Weather, H.D. 2012. Depositional dynamics in a river diversion receiving basin: The case of the West Bay Mississippi River Diversion. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 106, 1-12
- Land, L.E., Kolker, A.S., Gambrell, R.P., 2012. Biotic and abiotic controls on sediment aggregation and consolidation: Implications for geochemical fluxes and coastal restoration. Marine Environmental Research 79, 100-110
- Bianchi, T.S., Wysocki, L.A., Schneider, K.m., Filley, T.R., Corbett, D.R. and Kolker, A.S.. (2011) Sources of Terrestrial Organic Carbon in the Mississippi Plume Region: Evidence for the Importance of Coastal Marsh Inputs. Organic Geochemistry.
- Kolker, A.S., Allison, M.A., Hammed, S. (2011). An evaluation of subsidence rates and sea-level variability in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters. 38:L21404. doi:10.1029/2011GL049458,2011.
- Bianchi, T.S. Cook, R.L., Perdue, E.M. Kolic, P.E., Green, N.. Zhang, Y.. Smith, R.W.. Kolker, A.S., Ameen, A.D., King, G, M., Ojwang, L., Schneider, C., Normand, A., (2011). Impacts of Diverted Freshwater on Dissolved Organic Matter and Microbial Communities in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, U.S.A. Marine Environmental Research, 72: 248-257.
- Kolker, A.S., Kirwan, M., Goodbred, S.L. and Cochran, J.K., 2010. Global climate changes recorded in coastal wetland sediments: Empirical Observations lined to Theoretical Predictions. Geophysical Research Letters, 37(L14706, doi:10.1029/2010GL043874).
- Kolker, A.S., Meffert, D.J. Carbonell, A. and Nelson, S.A. (2010). The lessons from a major climate event: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. Accepted to the International Panel on Climate Change in Cities First Assessment Report. Cambridge University Press.
- Rahoon, D.R., Reed, D.J. Kolker, A.S., Brinson, M.M., Stevenson, J.C., Riggs, S., Christian, R., Reyes, E., Voss, C., Kunz, D., (2009). Coastal Wetland Sustainability. Chapter 4 in US Climate Change Science Program: Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.1 "Coastal Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region. US Environmental Protection Agency. p 189-237.
- Kolker, A.S., Goodbred, S.L., Hameed, S. and Cochran, J.K., 2009. High resolution records of coastal systems responses to short-term sea-level variability. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 84(4): 493-508.
- Kolker, A.S. and Hameed, S., 2007. Meteorologically driven trends in sea level rise. Geophysical Research Letters(L23616): DOI:2007GL021814.
- Kolker, A.S. The Impacts of Climate Variability and Anthropogenic Activities on Salt Marsh Accretion and Loss on Long Island. Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 241 p.