evan.goldstein (at) unc (dot) edu

Current Position
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Geological Sciences,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 8/2014-present.

Ph.D., Earth and Ocean Science, Duke University, 2014
B.A., Geology, Colgate University, 2004

Honors and Awards
Top 5% of evaluations in undergraduate instruction, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University, Spring 2017
Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates, UNC, 2015
Estwing Award, Duke University, 2014
Best Oral Presentation Award (Student), RCEM, 2013
Norma Vergo Prize in Geology, Colgate University, 2004

Publications (Google Scholar Profile)
Look at my Impactstory profile for the combined online mentions of my work

  1. deVries, E., L.J. Moore, E. B. Goldstein, T. Jass, J. Bruno, O. Durán Vinent, (submitted), Investigating the dune-building feedback at the plant level: insights from a multispecies field experiment.
  2. Passarella, M., E. B. Goldstein, S. De Muro, G. Coco, (submitted), The use of genetic programming to develop a predictor of swash excursion on sandy beaches.
  3. Goldstein, E.B., L.J.  Moore, and O. Durán Vinent, (2017) Vegetation controls on maximum coastal foredune ‘hummockiness’ and annealing time, Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 417-427, doi:10.5194/esurf-5-417-2017
  4. Goldstein, E.B. (2017) Delayed Recognition of Geomorphology Papers in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Progress in Physical Geography.
  5. Goldstein, E. B. (2017), Three reasons why Earth scientists should edit Wikipedia, Eos, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO066827
  6. Armstrong, S., E.D. Lazarus, P.W. Limber, E.B. Goldstein, C. Thorpe, R. Ballinger,  (2016) Indications of a positive feedback between coastal development and beach nourishment, Earth’s Future, doi:10.1002/2016EF000425
  7. Goldstein, E.B., and L.J. Moore, (2016) Stability and bistability in a one-dimensional model of coastal foredune height, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf.121964977doi: 10.1002/2015JF003783
  8. Murray, A.B., N.M. Gasparini, E.B. Goldstein, M. van der Wegen, (2016) Uncertainty quantification in modeling earth surface processes: It’s most applicable at one end of the spectrum of model types. Computers & Geosciences. 60, 6-16, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.02.008
  9. Roger, L.J., L.J. Moore, E.B. Goldstein, C. Hein, J. Lorenzo-Trueba, A.D. Ashton, (2015) Anthropogenic Controls on Overwash Deposition: Evidence and Consequences. JGR-Earth Surface. doi: 10.1002/2015JF003634
  10. Goldstein, E.B., Oliver AR, deVries E, Moore LJ, Jass T. (2015) Ground control point requirements for structure-from-motion derived topography in low-slope coastal environments, PeerJ Preprints, 3:e1800doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1444v1
  11. Goldstein, E.B., and G. Coco, (2015) Machine learning components in deterministic models: hybrid synergy in the age of data, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 3, doi:10.3389/fenvs.2015.00033
  12. Tinoco, R.O., E.B. Goldstein, G. Coco, (2015) A data-driven approach to develop physically sound predictors: Application to depth-averaged velocities on flows through submerged arrays of rigid cylinders, Water Resources Research, 51(2). doi:10.1002/2014WR016380
  13. Goldstein, E. B. and G. Coco, (2014), A machine learning approach for the prediction of settling velocity. Water Resources Research, 50(4),  doi:10.1002/2013WR015116
  14. Limber, P. W., A.B. Murray, P. N. Adams and E.B. Goldstein, (2014), Unraveling the dynamics that scale cross-shore headland amplitude on rocky coastlines, Part 1: Model Development,  JGR-Earth Surface, 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JF002950
  15. Murray, A.B., G. Coco, and E.B. Goldstein, (2014), Cause and Effect in Geomorphic Systems: Complex-Systems Perspective, Geomorphology, 214, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.00
  16. Goldstein, E. B., G. Coco, A.B. Murray, and M.O. Green, (2014), Data driven components in a model of inner shelf sorted bedforms: a new hybrid model, Earth Surface Dynamics, 2, 67-82, doi:10.5194/esurf-2-67-2014
  17. Murray, A.B., E.B. Goldstein, and G. Coco, (2014), The shape of patterns to come: from initial formation to long term evolution, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39, 62–70, doi: 10.1002/esp.3487
  18. Goldstein, E. B., G. Coco, and A.B. Murray, (2013), Prediction of Wave Ripple Characteristics using Genetic Programming, Continental Shelf Research, 71, 1-15, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.09.020
  19. Goldstein, E. B., A. B. Murray, and G. Coco, (2011), Sorted bedform pattern evolution: Persistence, destruction and self-organized intermittency, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L24402, doi:10.1029/2011GL049732

Published Data (figshare)

  1. Goldstein, E., K Ells, and E. deVries, (2016),Kite-based Structure-from-Motion survey of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area beach, North Carolina, USA, 9/12/2016. figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3856248
  2. Goldstein, E., N. Cohn, and P. Ruggiero, (2016) Kite-based Structure-from-Motion survey of southern North Core Banks, North Carolina, USA, 10/24/2015. figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3466319
  3. Goldstein, E., and K. Ells, (2016), Kite-based Structure-from-Motion survey of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area beach, North Carolina, USA, 4/26/2016. figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3370648
  4. Goldstein, E., K Ells, and E. deVries, (2016), Kite-based Structure-from-Motion survey of southern Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA, 4/14/2016. figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3364840