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Phillipe Wernette
Phillipe Wernette
Phone:
(231) 557-7754
Email:
wernett9@tamu.edu
Office:
CSA 208-A
Address:

Texas A&M University

CSA 208-A  MS 3147

College Station, TX 77843


Degrees:

M.S., Geography, Michigan State University, 2012.

B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2010.

Awards:
  • 1st Place Earth Sciences Graduate Division at Texas A&M University Student Research Week 2014
  • 1st Place Graduate Student Paper Competition at the 11th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Courses:
  • GEOS 101: Introduction to the Geosciences: 10 Ways to be Wrong
  • GEOG/GEOL 352: GNSS in the Geosciences
  • GEOG/GEOL 491: Undergraduate Research

Links:

ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Phillipe_Wernette

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/philwernette

Phillipe Wernette

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Interests

My research interests span physical geography and geomorphology, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing; but have generally evolved into two main research foci: (1) examine the relative importance of different factors affecting coastal evolution in order to more accurately predict future changes, and (2) develop comprehensive analytical techniques for quantifying and propagating error in geospatial analysis.

 

My dissertation research is focused on integrating subsurface geophysics and land surface information in order to gain a better understanding of how and why barrier islands change. Sea-level rise and increased storminess necessitates that we better understand the factors controlling barrier island change, in order to more accurately predict future changes to barrier island morphology.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

C. Houser, P. Barrineau, P. Wernette, B. Weymer, S. Trimble, and B. Hammond.  2016.  “Critical Zone of Coastal Barrier Systems” in The Critical Zone (C. Houser and R. Giardino, eds).  Elsevier.

 

Publications in Referred Journals:

Wernette, P., C. Houser, and M.P. Bishop.  (2016)  An Automated Approach for Extracting Barrier Island Morphology from Digital Elevation Models.  Submitted to Geomorphology, 262:1-7.

 

Arbogast, A., M. Luehmann, B. Miller, P. Wernette, K. Adams, J. Waha, G. O’Neil, Y. Tang, J. Boothroyd, C. Babcock, R. Hanson, and A. Young. 2015.  Late-Pleistocene Paleowinds and Aeolian Sand Mobilization in North-Central Lower Michigan.  Aeolian Research 16:106-116.

 

Houser, C., P. Wernette, T. Rentschler, H. Jones, and B. Hammond.  2015.  Post-storm beach and dune recovery: Implications for barrier island resilience.  Geomorphology 243:54-63.

 

Weymer, B., M. Everett, C. Houser, P. Wernette, and P. Barrineau.  (In Review)  Testing the Utility of Portable Electromagnetic Sensors in Coastal Environments.  Submitted to Geophysics, February 2016.

 

Professional Interpretive Displays:

Wernette, P. and A. Wernette.  2014.  “Ludington State Park Trail Map”.  On display at Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI, USA.

 

Wernette, P., A. Wernette, and E. Wolfe. 2011.  “Changing Beaches: Rise and Fall of Lake Michigan Beaches”. On display at Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI, USA.

 

Papers/Posters Presented at Professional Meetings or Symposia:

2016

“Automating the Extraction of Beaches and Dunes from Digital Elevation Models”. Presented at Texas A&M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX, USA (I am the presenter and first of three authors).

 

“Establishing Relationships between Vegetation Dynamics in Context of Geologic Framework on Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA”. Presented at Texas A&M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX, USA (I am the first of six authors).

 

“What is a Dune? Evaluating Current Methods of Extracting Coastal Dunes from DEMs”. Presented at Texas A&M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX, USA (I am the sixth of six authors).

 

“Wavelet Decomposition to Assess Development of Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA”. Presented at the third annual symposium of the Association of Geography Graduate Students, College Station, TX, USA (I am the presenter and first of five authors).

 

“Establishing Relationships between Vegetation Dynamics in Context of Geologic Framework on Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA”. Presented at the third annual symposium of the Association of Geography Graduate Students, College Station, TX, USA (I am the first of six authors).

 

“What is a Dune? Evaluating Current Methods of Extracting Coastal Dunes from DEMs”. Presented at the third annual symposium of the Association of Geography Graduate Students, College Station, TX, USA (I am the sixth of six authors).

 

2015

“Wavelet Decomposition to Assess the Development of Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA”. Presented at fall meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA (I am the presenter and first of six authors).

 

“Scale Dependent Behavior of the Foredune: Implications for Barrier Island Response to Storms and Sea-level Rise”. Invited talk at fall meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA (I am second of three authors).

 

“Is Barrier Island Geologic Framework Fractal? Evidence from Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA.” Presented at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA (I am the presenter and third of four authors).

 

“Wavelet Decomposition to Assess the Development of Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA”. Presented at Texas A&M University Geosciences Research Week, College Station, TX, USA (I am the presenter and first of six authors).

 

“Mapping Large-scale Barrier Island Hydrogeology: Why use EMI?”. Invited talk at University of Kiel/GEOMAR, Germany (I am the fourth of four authors).

 

“Extracting Barrier Island Morphology from Digital Elevation Models using an Automated Approach”. Presented at the annual meeting of Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Pensacola, FL, USA (I am the presenter and first of three authors).

 

“Extracting Barrier Island Morphology from Digital Elevation Models using an Automated Approach”. Presented at the Texas Beach and Dunes: Science and Management Forum, Corpus Christi, TX, USA (I am the presenter and first of three authors).

 

“Is Barrier Island Geologic Framework Fractal? Evidence from Padre Island National Seashore, Texas”. Presented at the Texas Beach and Dunes: Science and Management Forum, Corpus Christi, TX, USA (I am the presenter and second of four authors).

 

“Integration of Geophysics and LiDAR to Assess the Role of Geologic Inheritance in Barrier Island Evolution”.  Presented at annual meeting of Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, USA (I am the presenter and first of five authors).

 

“Application of GPR, EMI, and LiDAR to Assess the Role of Antecedent Geology in Barrier Island Evolution”. Presented at 28th edition of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Austin, TX, USA (I am the presenter and first of five authors).

 

“Long-range dependence in EMI time series?”.  Presented at 28th edition of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Austin, TX, USA (I am the fourth of six authors).

 

2014

“Application of EMI and LiDAR to Assess the Role of Antecedent Geology on Barrier Island Geomorphology”.  Presented at annual meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA (I am the presenter and first of four authors).

 

“Vertical Error Propagation in Digital Surface Model Differencing”.  Presented at the 11th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, East Lansing, MI, USA (Single authored).

Additional Information

American Geophysical Union (AGU) – 2014 to Present

Geological Society of America (GSA) – 2012 to Present

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) – 2015 to Present

Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) – 2015 to Present

 

Honor Societies:

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) International Geographic Honor Society

 

Certifications:

SSI Open Water Diver

SSI Dry Suit Diver

 

Publications Reviewed:

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (1)

Geomorphology (1)

Geophysics (1)

Journal of Coastal Research (1)

Transactions in GIS (1)

 

Professional Development and Teaching Workshops:

Online Course Design – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – March 2016

Lecturing Well – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – February 2016

Feel Free to Use Your Phone in Class: Leveraging Mobile Devices for Teaching and Learning – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – November 2015

Simple, Free, and Easy Ways to Integrate Technology into Your Teaching – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – November 2015

Technology-Enhanced Approaches for Engaging Students in Large Classes – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – November 2015

Designing Writing Assignments with A Lower Workload and Better Results – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – September 2015

Syllabus Design – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – August 2015

Learning Outcomes and Teaching Strategies – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – July 2015

Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Workshop for Graduate Students – TAMU Honors and Undergraduate Research – September 2014

8 Easy Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – June 2014

Philosophy of Teaching Statement – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – May 2014

Teaching Assistant Training – TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence – August 2013
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