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Andrew Tweel

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: SC Department of Natural Resources, 217 Ft. Johnson Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.4269
E-mail: tweela@dnr.sc.gov



Education

Ph.D., 2013, Louisiana State University


Research Interests

  • Wetland and coastal landscape ecology and sustainability
  • Spatial analysis/modeling (ArcGIS)
  • Coastal erosion and sedimentation
  • Landscape change
  • Hurricane and stormwater effects on coastal ecosystems
  • Restoration science
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Statistical modeling

Current research projects

  • Characterizing runoff volume sensitivity in tidal headwaters through modeling and collaborative research 
  • Evaluating the suitability of living shorelines for erosion control as an alternative to bulkheads
  • Spatial analysis of offshore sediment types in South Carolina

Publications

  • Tweel AW and RE Turner. 2014. Contribution of tropical cyclones to the sediment budget for coastal wetlands in Louisiana, USA. Landscape Ecology 29: 1083-1094
  • McClenachan G, RE Turner, and AW Tweel. 2013. Effects of oil on the rate and trajectory of Louisiana marsh shoreline erosion. Environmental Research Letters 8:8p
  • Tweel AW and RE Turner. 2012. Landscape-scale analysis of wetland sediment deposition from four tropical cyclone events. PLos ONE 7: e50528
  • Tweel AW and RE Turner. 2012. Watershed land use and river engineering drive wetland formation and loss in the Mississippi River birdfoot delta. Limnology and Oceanography 57: 18-28
  • Tweel AW and PJ Bohlen. 2008. Influence of soft rush (Juncus effusus) on phosphorus flux in grazed seasonal wetlands. Ecological Engineering 33: 242-251
  • Tweel, AW and ES Menges. 2008. Variation in tannin activity and leaf toughness of three xeromorphic oaks in Flordia scrub. Florida Scientist 71: 188-197