Media Highlights

July 8, 2024: Chris was featured on behalf of the Town of Wachapreague in a brief documentary promoting tourism on Virginia's Eastern Shore, for Sustainable Travel International.

April 10, 2024: Kayla was interviewed for and featured in a new documentary film developed by the local public media station, focused on sea-level rise on Virginia's Easter Shore. Check out Against the Current at WHRO.

April 2, 2024: Chris was featured as an interviewee for the podcast "Sharing the Mic with David Phillips" for the Barrier Islands Center (on Virginia's Eastern Shore).

September 19, 2022: A new article highlighting the July Nature Geoscience paper was just published today in the Autumn issue of ECO Magazine. Check out page 35.

September 2, 2022: Our lab, along with partners at Stantec, tha Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, the Eastern Shore Regional Navigable Waterways Committee, Randolph-Macon College, and George Washington Univeristy recently received word of continued funding for the Cedar Marsh Creation Project from NFWF. Details are in this article from the Eastern Shore Post: New Project to Bolster Cedar Island.

July 12, 2022: A few articles have highlighted our recent paper in Nature Geoscience on accelerated barrier-island migration. Check out write-ups in the Daily Press and the Shore Daily News.

October 22, 2021: Eco Magazine has a nice write-up of our Cedar Island Marsh Creation Project and the recent Frontiers of Marine Science article that introduces the concept and design plans.

July 22, 2021: Chris was quoted in an article in Inverse about a recent Nature Scientific Reports paper concerning discovery of ancient Roman transportation infrastructure under water in the Venice Lagoon.

January 5, 2020: Several articles highlighted Chris' recent talk about Plum Island at the Newburyport Senior Community Center (MA), including in the Newburyport News and the Town Common, and local science author Bill Sargent gave his thoughts afterwards in The Daily News

August 28, 2019: Making Donna Hein proud! Chris was interviewed by his hometown newspaper, Newsday, for a story on the dynamics of - and challenges of managing - Long Island's beaches. Check it out here.

April 17, 2019: In association with an Antares launch from NASA Wallops Island, Pam D'Angelo developed stories for Virginia Public Radio in Richmond, Maryland Public Radio in Baltimore, and the Free-Lance Star in Fredricksburg, featuring interviews with Chris.

June 3, 2018: Achievement unlocked! We've reached a long-held goal: our research has been featured in Geoprobe's Probing Times newsletter! VIMS uses 66DT to peer into the past, plan for the future

Probing Times

May 24, 2018: Our new paper on the challenges if early career interdisciplinary research was highlighted by the University of Colorado Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences: Interdisciplinary Climate Science: Risky but Worth It.

November 10, 2017: After spending several days with the VIMS Coastal Geology group back in September during the Wallops Island tech demo, Alexandra Endres of the German Die Zeit newspaper published the following article from our discussions of Virginia sea-level rise,  physical responses of the VA barrier islands, and adaptation along developed coasts. Warning, it is all in German so even Chris has no idea what he said!: "Wir brauchen Mauern, die das Wasser fernhalten"

September 26, 2017: Our Technology Demonstration and field work on Wallops Island last week was a resounding success! It has also garnered some media coverage, including in The Daily Press (a comprehensive article with multiple quotes by the VIMS crew) and Unmanned Aerial, and online at DelmarvaNow, Delaware Online, and 13NewsNow.

September 18, 2017: The Coastal Geology group is running an event on Wallops Island later this week with collaborators from Randolph-Macon College and the University of Delaware. VIMS is highlighting it; more info here: VIMS teams up to demo new coastal-mapping technologies.

March 2, 2017: A rather comprehensive look at change along the Virginia barrier islands came out in the Virginian-Pilot today: Some Virginia barrier islands are shrinking by the day: "You can just feel it"; our group and research was well cited.

January 31, 2017: Another article out today on our work on barrier island & marsh change along Virginia's Eastern Shore: VIMS salt marsh study finds barrier island migration a threat

January 27, 2017:Chris was interviewed for a report on Virginia barrier island change featured on WVTF Radio IQ (Blacksburg, VA).

January 24, 2017: Results from our 2016 Geology article on Virginia barrier island change was featured in The Viginian-Pilot and WAVY News and on WINA Radio in Charlottesville, VA.

November 15, 2015: Chris has started using Twitter for science communication (a bit). Follow him @coastalgeology.

July 8, 2015: An excellent story by Gabrielle Gurley was posted yesterday in the CommonWealth Magazine covering the interactions of geology, policy, and politics on Plum Island. Chris spoke at some length with Gabrielle while she was writing this, and passed along some of the insights we have gained from our now two-year-old study of Plum Island. Check out the article here: "Plum Island at Risk"

April 11, 2015: Chris gave an interview to the public radio program "With Good Reason" that aired today. The discussion centers around sea-level rise and coastal changes and includes discussions of work on Plum Island, the Virginia Eastern Shore, and the Ganges-Brahmaputra. Audio of the full interview can be found here: "Dragons of Inaction"

January 2, 2015: The Daily Press published a special piece on the use of sediment cores for geologic research. The article focuses on the work of the VIMS Coastal Geology group and that of Steve Kuehl. A related video shows Claudia opening and processing sediment cores from Plum Island. The full article, video, and pictures can be found here: "VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past"

August 7, 2014: Chris' After Hours Lecture at VIMS was covered by the local Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal. The article included a great picture of Chris, Luis, and the Geoprobe outside of VIMS' Waterman's Hall. Check out the Point Panorama section of the paper (p. 4A) on August 7 for the full article.

July 10, 2014: The outreach website associated with our Coastal SEES project in Plum Island, MA has officially launched! Check it out at

March 5, 2014: Chris contributed to a story on the Virginia Eastern Shore barrier islands by local NPR affiliate American University Radio (WAMU 88.5) in Washington, D.C. Listen to the interview and read the story here: "Scientists Work to Protect Region's Last Coastal Wilderness"

November 7, 2013: Matt Sabo of the Daily Press wrote a (very appropriately titled!) follow-up article for the Gloucester County section of the paper that addresses the VIMS Coastal Geology Group's research and the need to understand the local coastal impacts of climate change: "VIMS professor digs dirt, beach"

October 29, 2013: VIMS published a "New Faculty Profile" on Chris, highlighting his work on the coastal impacts of climate change. Read the full article by David Malmquist here! - "New faculty member studies changing shorelines"

October 28, 2013: Chris was interviewed by Daily Press on the impacts of sea-level rise. This article comes on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Check out the article by Tamara Dietrich here! - "Hampton Roads on the 'front lines' of climate change"