Karinna  Nunez

GIS Programmer Analyst

Email: [[karinna]]
Phone: (804) 684-7273
Office: Davis Hall 218
Unit : Center for Coastal Resources Management
Program: Comprehensive Coastal Inventory

Education
  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of the Republic of Uruguay
  • M.S. Marine Science, William & Mary
  • Ph.D.  Marine Science, William & Mary
Research Interests
  • Spatial analysis using GIS technology and remote sensing
  • Cross-scale modeling of creek-river-estuarine-ocean systems
  • Ecology and evolution of tidal marshes
  • Coastal vulnerability assessments due to sea-level rise and flooding
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable development management in coastal areas
Selected Projects
  • Enhancing the adaptive capacity of Virginia coastal wetlands to lessen vulnerability to climate change. EPA.
  • Sustainability in Chesapeake Bay shorescapes: climate change, management decisions, and ecological functions. NSF Coastal SEES.
  • Increasing use of natural & nature-based features to build resilience to storm-driven flooding. NOAA
  • Development of Comprehensive Coastal Resource Management Portals (CCRMPs) – Virginia’s coastal counties. CZM - NOAA
  • Geographic Information System Support to Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Erosion Feasibility Study, Maryland.  USACE, Baltimore District.
  • The Stability of Living Shorelines - An Evaluation.  NOAA.
  • Comprehensive Shoreline Inventory for the State of Maryland - NOAA/MD DNR.
  • Riparian Shoreline Assessment and Mapping for the Chowan River, NC - Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Project (APNEP).
  • Development of TMDL models for Virginia Shellfish Growing Waters - Department of Environmental Quality.
Selected Publications
  • Nunez, K., Zhang, Y.J., Herman, J., Reay, W., Hershner, C. (2020) A multi-scale approach for simulating tidal marsh evolution. Ocean Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-020-01380-6,    https://rdcu.be/b5j0C  
  • Zhang, Y., Ye, F., Yu, H., Sun, W., Moghimi, S., Myers, E.P., Nunez, K., Zhang, R., Wang, H.V., Roland, A., Du, J., and Liu, Z. (2020) Simulating compound flooding events in a hurricane, Ocean Dynamics, (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-020-01351-x). 
  • Ye, F., Zhang, Y., Yu, H., Sun, W., Moghimi, S., Myers, E.P., Nunez, K., Zhang, R., Wang, H.V., Roland, A., Martins, K., Bertin, X., Du, J., and Liu, Z. (2020) Simulating storm surge and compound flooding events with a creek-to-ocean model: importance of baroclinic effects, Ocean Modelling, 145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2019.101526

  • Berman, M., Mason, P., Nunez, K., & Tombleson, C. (2018) Implementing Sustainable Shoreline Management in Virginia: Assessing the Need for an Enforceable Policy. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. , Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5NF3W.
  • Nunez, M.K. (2010).  Modeling Shoreline Change and Resulting Wetland Response Due to Erosion and Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study in Dorchester County, Maryland. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary. Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062. https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.25773/v5-mkgn-ak07.
  • Berman, M.R., Berquist, H., Herman, J., Nunez, K. (2007). The Stability of Living Shorelines - An Evaluation. Final Report. Center for Coastal Resources Management Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5DT58.
  • Berman, M.R., Berquist, H., Hershner, C.H., Killeen, S., Nunez, K., Reay, K., Rudnicky, T., and D. Weiss. (2006). (Virginia and Maryland) County Shoreline Situation Report, Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering No. 394, Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Center for Coastal Resources Management Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5T152
Affiliations
  • Chesapeake Community Modeling Program
  • Society for Women in Marine Science
  • Ocean Visions
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Inclusion (NCFDD)