Lindsey M.  Kraatz

Ph.D. Student

Email: [[lindsey]]
Phone: (804) 684-7509, 7676
Office: Andrews Hall 235
Department of Interest: Physical Sciences, Geological Oceanography
Major advisor: Dr. Carl Friedrichs
Co-advisor: Dr. Jesse McNinch ~ Army Corps of Engineers Duck Field Research Facility


Ph.D. Student, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

B.S., Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL 2003

Full Curriculum Vitae

Academic and Professional Interests
  • Sediment Transport
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentary Geology
  • Coastal Evolution
  • Coastal Salt Marshes
  • And, of course, the VIMS MUDBED Project
Research and Teaching Experience
  • 2009, National Science Foundation "VIMS PERFECT" GK-12 Fellow. Working with Kristin Kelly at York County High School. Bring oceanography, geology, and GIS into Ms. Kelly's 9th grade Earth Science classroom.
  • 2008, Teaching Assistant. Taught two sections of Introduction to Geology (GEO 160) at the College of William and Mary.
  • 2008, Teaching Assistant. Helped with lab and research project preparation for the VIMS first year graduate students in the Coastal and Estuarine Processes Research Lab (MSCI 502L). Professors: Dr. Mark Brush and Dr. Jesse McNinch.
  • 2007, Research assistant (Surfnaut) on Project "Sea CAMEL" (Classroom Aquarius Marine Education Live). Provided support in3 days of interactive coral-reef experiments from Aquaris, while being broadcasted live as an educational experience.
  • 2003-2005, Research Assistant. Department of Geology and Geography, University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  • 2003-2005, Guest Lecturer. Taught several lectures of GIS applications, such as geo-rectification and digitization, as well as barrier island morphology and coastal processes at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the University of South Florida.
  • 2004-2005, National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow. Taught programs in chemistry, biology, earth sciences, and marine sciences to sixth and eighth grades and served as a classroom resource for middle school teachers and students
  • 2003, Undergraduate Thesis Project. Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory, Eckerd College. "Historical Shoreline Change of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands, West-Central Florida". Mentor: Dr. Gregg Brooks
  • 2002, Teaching Assistant. Department of Marine Science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fl. Taught and assisted Earth Structure laboratory sessions.
  • 2000-2003, Intern/Research Assistant. Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, U.S.G.S., St. Petersburg, Fl. "The National Assessment of Shoreline Change: A GIS Compilation of Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico". Mentors: Dr. Laura Moore, Dr. Bob Morton, and Tara Miller.
  • 2006, Best Paper Award ~ International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Symposium "Remote Sensing: From Pixels to Processes", Enschede, the Netherlands, 8-11 May, 200
  • 2005, Fulbright Finalist for the United Kingdom
  • 2004, Victor A. Zullo Award for Outstanding Graduate Research
  • 2003, Eckerd College Lifetime Achievement/Outstanding Student Award
  • 2003, Inducted into Sigma Xi
  • 2001, Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Society)
Scientific Publications
  • Kraatz, L.M., 2008. Geomorphic changes of fine-grained sedimentary furrows: insight into sediment transport and deposition in the York River estuary. DPS Spring Seminar Series.
  • Kraatz, L.M. 2008. Coastal Geology and the VA Eastern Shore. VIMS REU Guest Lecture.
  • Kraatz, L.M., 2007. The sound of mud: plans for acoustic seabed surveying in the York River. DPS Spring Seminar Series
  • Kraatz, L. M.; Halls, J. N.; Leonard, L. A., 2005. An assessment of back-barrier salt marshes in southeastern North Carolina using Geographical Information Systems. ERF Abstract with Programs, October 16-20 Norfolk, VA.
  • Kraatz, L.M. 2005 Historical Aerial Photo Rectification and Image Analysis. UNCW Guest Lecture ~ Intro to GIS
  • Kraatz, L.M., Reimer, B., Halls, J.N., and Leonard, L.A. 2005 Historical Analysis of Marsh Area Distribution in Southeastern North Carolina. AAG Abstract with Programs, April 4-9 Denver, CO
  • Kraatz, L.M. 2004. Caladesi Island: Past, Present, and Future. USF Guest Lecture ~ Intro. to Environmental Science
  • Kraatz, L.M. 2003. Historical Shoreline Change of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands, West-Central Florida. Undergraduate Honors Thesis Defense. Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • 2009- Present, Department of Physical Science Faculty Committee (student rep), VIMS
  • 2008-Present, Awards Committee Representative, VIMS
  • 2008- Present, Seminar Series Representative, VIMS
  • 2007-2008, Faculty University Priorities Committee, College of William and Mary
  • 2006- Present, VIMS Graduate Student Association (President & Vice-President), VIMS
  • 2006- Present, Green Team, VIMS
  • 2006-2008, Graduate Council (President), College of William and Mary
  • 2005-Present, Honor Council, College of William and Mary
  • 2003-2005, UNCW Graduate Association, UNCW
  • 2001-2003, Environmental Affairs Committee, Eckerd College
  • 2008, Boys & Girls Club/VIMS GSA Halloween Event, VIMS
  • 2007 - Present, VIMS Booth at the Gloucester County Daffodil Festival, VIMS
  • 2006 - Present, VIMS Marine Science Day, VIMS
  • 2006 - Present, Virginia Blue Crab Bowl Volunteer, VIMS
  • 2004 - 2005, Science Olympiad Coach, New Hanover County Middle Schools, NC
  • 2003 - 2005, New Hanover County, NC Science Fairs Judge, UNCW
  • 2003 - 2005, Science Olympiad Judge, UNCW
Memberships, Official Position
  • Coastal Estuary and Research Federation (ERF), student member, 2004 - Present
  • The American Geophysical Union, student member, 2004-present
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), student member, 2004 - Present
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG), student member, 2004 - Present
  • American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), student member, 2004 -Present
  • Sigma Xi, student member, 2003-Present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, 2001-Present
  • U.S. Coast Guard Boating Skills and Seamanship Certification
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Marine First Aid Certification
  • AAUS Research Scientific Diver Certification
  • Radioisotope Certification
  • Digital x-radiograph Certification
  • GEOTEK Core Logger Certification