Dr. Davin Wallace

Assistant Professor

E-mail: davin.wallace@usm.edu
  • 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

Sediment Transport (MAR 684)

This course aims to increase your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of geological oceanography and specifically relating the sedimentological world to us. This class will rely on quantitative methods, and will involve integrating physics and mathematics concepts within the framework of sediment transport.

Climate Change (MAR 684)

In this course we will discuss past, present, and future climate change. The course will focus on the earth as a system, and thus topics will be multi- and interdisciplinary. Students will lead weekly discussions based on peer-reviewed scientific papers. All students will be expected to read the papers and participate in discussions.


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Peer-reviewed Publications:

Baranes, H.E., Woodruff, J.D., Wallace, D.J., Kanamaru, K., and Cook, T.L., 2016, Sedimentological records of the C.E. 1707 Hōei Nankai Trough tsunami in the Bungo Channel, southwestern Japan: Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2498-3

Anderson, J.B., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A.R., Rodriguez, A.B., Weight, R.W., and Taha, Z.P., 2016, Recycling Sediments Between Source and Sink During a Eustatic Cycle: Systems of Late Quaternary Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Basin: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 153, p. 111-138.

Wallace, D.J., 2015, Washover Fans. in: Kennish, M. J., ed., Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series: Encyclopedia of Estuaries, Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht, p. 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8801-4_241

Wallace, D.J., 2015, Washovers. in: Kennish, M. J., ed., Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series: Encyclopedia of Estuaries, Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht, p. 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8801-4_240

Anderson, J.B., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A.R., Rodriguez, A.B., and Milliken, K.T., 2014, Variable Response of Coastal Environments of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change: Implications for Future Change: Marine Geology, v. 352, p. 348-366.

Wallace, D.J., Woodruff, J.D., Anderson, J.B., and Donnelly, J.P., 2014, Palaeohurricane reconstructions from sedimentary archives along the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and western North Atlantic Ocean margins. in: Martini, I.P. and Wanless, H.R., ed., Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarities and Differences: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 388. First published online January 15, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP388.12 

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 probability 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.