Jean Taylor Ellis
College of Arts and Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Geography
Dr. Ellis received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2006 and held a position
at NASA’s Applied Science Program at Stennis Space Center prior to joining the faculty
at South Carolina in 2009. She was a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at LABOMAR – Universidade
Federal do Ceara and is a former John A. Knauss Fellowship alumnus. She is a Professor.
Dr. Jean Ellis and her students focus on a variety of wind-induced phenomena at a variety of spatial and temporal scales in the coastal zone. Our lab has three research thrusts: response and recovery to storms and king tides, human impacts to the beach-dune system, and wind-blown sand processes. WINDlab members have expertise in field-based data acquisition and analysis, specialized instrumentation, and GIS / remote sensing. As a team, we conduct applied and basic qualitative- and quantitative-based data and translate this academic research to decision makers.
- GEOG 104: Introduction to Physical Geography
- GEOG 201: Landform Geography
- GEOG 360: Geography of Wind
- MSCI/GEOG 590: Beach and Dune Interactions
- GEOG 516: Coastal Zone Management
Representative and Recent Publications
*Harris, M.E. and Ellis, J.T., 2021. Comparing tropical cyclone and king tide impacts on a South Carolina coastal
dune system. Journal of Coastal Research, 37(5) 923-932.
Ellis, J.T. and Houser, C., 2021. Process-based beach and dune systems. Treatise on Geomorphology.
*Harris, M.E., Ellis, J.T., and Barrineau, C.P., 2020. Evaluating the geomorphic response from sand fences on
dunes impacted by hurricanes. Ocean and Coastal Management, 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105247.
Ning, Q., Li, B., and Ellis, J.T., 2020. Fence height control on sand trapping. Aeolian Research, 46: 100617.
*Tereszkiewicz, P.A., Ellis, J.T., and *Gould, H.A., 2019. Introducing a cost-effective methodology to assess island-wide geomorphic change. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 23: 563–569.
Ellis, J.T. and *Román-Rivera, M.A., 2019. Assessing natural and mechanical dune performance in a post-hurricane environment. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7: 126.
*Román-Rivera, M.A. and Ellis, J.T., 2019. A synthetic review of remote sensing applications to detect nearshore bars. Marine Geology, 408: 144–153.
Sherman, D.J., Zhang, P., Martin, R.L., Ellis, J.T., Kok, J.F., Farrell, E.J., and Li, B., 2019. Aeolian ripple migration and associated creep transport rates. Geosciences, 9: 389.
Martin, R.L., Kok, J.F., Hugenholtz, C.H., Barchyn, T.E., Chanecki, M., Ellis, J.T., 2018. High-frequency measurements of aeolian saltation flux: Field-based methodology and applications. Aeolian Research, 30: 97–114.
* denotes students or postdocs