Dr. Davin Wallace

Assistant Professor

  • Paleotempestology
  • Coastal sediment budgets 
  • Hurricane impacts
  • Sea-level changes
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Global change


Coastal Hazards (MAR 684)

In this course we will investigate coastal hazards from around the world.
Topics will include sea-level rise, subsidence, hurricane and tsunami impacts,
earthquakes, mass wasting, oil spills, harmful algal blooms, hypoxia, and
climate change. We will explore these processes over annual to millennial
timescales from a geologic perspective. This class will be taught at the
introductory graduate level, and will include an optional field trip to the MS

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Wallace, D.J., and Witus, A.E., 2013, Integrating iPad technology in Earth Science K-12 outreach courses: Field and classroom applications: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 61, no. 4, p. 385-395.

Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., 2013, Unprecedented erosion of the upper Texas Coast: Response to accelerated sea-level rise and hurricane impacts: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, no. 5-6, p. 728-740.

McBride, R.A., Anderson, J.B., Buynevich, I.V., Cleary, W., Fenster, M., Fitzgerald, D., Harris, M.S., Hein, C.J., Klein, A.H.F., Liu, B., de Menezes, J.T., Pejrup, M., Riggs, S.R., Short, A.D., Stone, G.W., Wallace, D.J., Wang, P., (alphabetical listing of co-authors) 2013, Morphodynamics of barrier systems: A synthesis. in: Shroder, J., Editor in Chief, Sherman, D., ed., Treatise on Geomorphology: Coastal and Submarine Geomorphology, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, v. 10.8, p. 166-244.

Dolan, G. and Wallace, D.J., 2012, Policy and management hazards along the Upper Texas Coast: Ocean & Coastal Management, v. 59, p. 77-82.

Anderson, J.B. and Wallace, D.J., 2011, Science behind the plan. in: Hight, C., Anderson, J., Robinson, M., and Biolsi, S., ed., Atlas of Sustainable Strategies for Galveston Island: Rice University, p. 7-23.

Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J.B., and Fernández, R. A., 2010, Transgressive ravinement versus depth of closure: A geological perspective from the upper Texas coast: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 26, no. 6, p. 1057-1067.

Anderson, J., Milliken, K., Wallace, D., Rodriguez, A., and Simms, A., 2010, Coastal impact underestimated from rapid sea level rise: Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 91, no. 23, p. 205–206.

Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., 2010, Evidence of similar probablility of intense hurricane strikes for the Gulf of Mexico over the late Holocene: Geology, v. 38, no. 6, p. 511-514.

Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J.B., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2009, Natural versus anthropogenic mechanisms of erosion along the upper Texas Coast. in: Kelley, J.T., Pilkey, O.H., and Cooper, J.A.G., ed., America’s Most Vulnerable Coastal Communities: The Geological Society of America Special Paper 460, p. 137-147.

Törnqvist, T.E., Wallace, D.J., Storms, J.E.A., Wallinga, J., van Dam, R.L., Blaauw, M., Derksen, M.S., Klerks, C.J.W., Meijneken, C., and Snijders, E.M.A., 2008, Mississippi Delta subsidence primarily caused by compaction of Holocene strata: Nature Geoscience, v. 1, p. 173-176.