Norman Levine

College of Charleston

Address: Dept. of Geology, SSMB 240, 202 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843.953.5308
Personal Website:


Ph.D., 1995, Purdue University 
M.S., 1988, Indiana State University

Research Interests

  • Mapping and modeling of the natural environment
  • Environmental, ecologic, and anthropogenic resilience to sea level rise
  • Applications of remote sensing and GIS in coastal and estuarine environments

Current and planned research projects

  • GSI enabled Apps
    • Charleston Regional Flood Warning M-App: Knowing when and where to avoid driving when roads are flooded in the Charelston region. Chucktown Floods APP
  • Conservation
    • Phase I and Cultural Resource Management Plan for Nemours Plantation, Beaufort Count, South Carolina
  • Natural Hazards
    • Charleston Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project: Time History Database, Urban Hazard Maps, and Public Outreach Workshop: Building a Regional Resilience to Water Related Hazards in the Charleston, SC Region
  • Geospatial Sciences
    • Use of drones for monitoring and identifying dolphins
    • Use of drones in precision agriculture
    • Remote sensing for marsh viability mapping and monitoring


  • Bouchilon, Hannah, Norman S. Levine, and Patricia A Fair. 2019. GIS Investigation of the Relationship of Sex and Season on the Population Distribution of Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) in Charleston, South Carolina. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, May, 16.
  • Wall, John, Del Bohnenstiehl, Karl Wegmann, and Norman S. Levine. 2016. Morphometric Comparisons Between Automated and Manual Karst Depression Inventories in Apalachicola National Forest, Florida, and Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA. Natural Hazards 85 (2): 729–49.
  • Vulava, Vijay, Syreeta Dickerson-Vaughn, Larry McKay, Steven Driese, Lee Cooper, Fu-Min Menn, Norman S. Levine, and Gary Sayler. 2016. Flood-induced Transport of PAHs from Streambed Coal Tar Deposits. Science of the Total Environment 575 (September): 247–57.
  • Newhard, James M., Norman S. Levine, and Phebus Danielle Phebus. 2014. The Development of Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Pathways in the Argo-Saronic Region, Greece. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 41 (September): 379–90.
  • Hurley, Patrick, Angela C Halfacre, Norman S. Levine, and Marianne K. Burke. 2008. Finding a “Disappearing” Nontimber Forest Resource: Using Grounded Visualization to Explore Urbanization Impacts on Sweetgrass Basketmaking in Greater Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina∗. The Professional Geographer 60 (4): 556–78.
  • Levine, Norman S., and Charles C. Kaufman. 2008. Land Use, Erosion, and Habitat Mapping on an Atlantic Barrier Island, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Journal of Maps 2008 (June): 161–74.
  • Roberts, S. J, J. F Gottgens, A. L Spongberg, Jocelyn Evans, and Norman S. Levine. 2007. Assessing Potential Removal of Low-head Dams in Urban Settings: An Example from the Ottawa River, NW Ohio. Environmental Management 39 (1): 113–24.
  • Levine, Norman S., Michael P. Katuna, Scott Harris, and Mitchell W. Colgan. 2009. Folly Beach , South Carolina : An Endangered Barrier Island. In Geological Society of America Special Paper, J.T. Pilkey Kelleyedited by , 06th ed., 460:91–110.
  • Green, Meredith A., Wayne E McFee, and Norman S. Levine. 2010. A GIS Analysis of Coastal Development and Trends in Bottlenose Dolphin Strandings in Charleston, SC: Implications for Coastal Marine Spatial Planning. NOAA/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.
  • Knuth, Freidrich, Norman S. Levine, Laura Kracker, and Leslie R. Sautter. 2014. Integrating Bathymetric and Acoustic Fish Mapping Data to Identify and Designate Future Marine Protected Areas Along the South Atlantic Bight. In College of Charleston School of Sciences Research Poster Session. College of Charleston School of Sciences Research Poster Session.