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A. Brad Murray

Professor of Geomorphology and Coastal Processes
Earth and Climate Sciences
Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0328
A318 LSRC, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Effects of Coastal Adaptation on Ocracoke Island

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2023 - 2025

Coupled Ecological-Geomorphological Response of Coastal Wetlands to Environmental Change

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2024

CoPe: RCN: Building a Collaboratory for Coastal Adaptation over Space and Time (C-CoAST)

ResearchSenior Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2023

CNH-L: Climate Change Adaptation in a Coupled Geomorphic-Economic Coastal System with Heterogeneous Climate Beliefs

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington · 2017 - 2022

Collaborative Research: Watershed, estuarine, and local drivers of coastal marsh establishment and resilience

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

Effects of Coastal Adaptation on Ocracoke Island

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2023 - 2025

Coupled Ecological-Geomorphological Response of Coastal Wetlands to Environmental Change

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2024

CoPe: RCN: Building a Collaboratory for Coastal Adaptation over Space and Time (C-CoAST)

ResearchSenior Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2023

CNH-L: Climate Change Adaptation in a Coupled Geomorphic-Economic Coastal System with Heterogeneous Climate Beliefs

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington · 2017 - 2022

Collaborative Research: Watershed, estuarine, and local drivers of coastal marsh establishment and resilience

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

The Ecological Drill Hypothesis: Biotic Control on Carbonate Dissolution in a Low-Relief Patterned Landscape

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2018

Building a Coastal Resilience Network on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Catalyze Integrated, Science-Based Hazard Miti

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nature Conservancy · 2015 - 2017

Collaborative Research: Coastal Geomorphic Consequences of Wave Climate Change

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2011 - 2014

ESE Collaborative Research: Modeling New Behaviors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2014

Initial Modeling of Rocky Coastline Evolution

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2012

Coupling Human and Natural Influences on Coastline Evolution as Climate Changes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2011

Productivity, Stability, and Geomorphological Evolution of New England Salt Marshes: Plum Island Case Study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2006 - 2009

Collaborative Research: Coasts in Motion: Quantifying the Patterns of Coastal Change Using LIDAR

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2009

Complexity in Geomorphology Symposium: Binghamton 2007

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2007 - 2008

Temporal Evolution of Ripple-Field Characteristics: A Defect-Dynamic Approach

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2004 - 2006

External Relationships


  • Cambridge University Press
  • Coastal Analysis and Research

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