evan.goldstein (at) unc (dot) edu

Current Position
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1/2018- .

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, Impactstory — combined online mentions)

  1. Goldstein E. B., E. Mullins, L.J. Moore, R.G. Biel, J.K. Brown, S.D. Hacker, K.R. Jay, R.S. Mostow, P. Ruggiero, J.K. Zinnert, (2018) Literature-based latitudinal distribution and possible range shifts of two US east coast dune grass species (Uniola paniculata and Ammophila breviligulataPeerJ 6:e4932
  2. Passarella, M., E. B. Goldstein, S. De Muro, G. Coco, (2018), The use of genetic programming to develop a predictor of swash excursion on sandy beaches. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 599-611,
  3. Moore, L.J, E. B. Goldstein, O. Durán Vinent, D. Walters, M. Kirwan, R. Lauzon, A.B. Murray, P. Ruggiero, (2018), The Role of Ecomorphodynamic Feedbacks and Landscape Couplings in Influencing the Response of Barriers to Changing Climate in L.J. Moore, A.B. Murray (eds.), Barrier Dynamics and Response to Changing Climate, Springer, Cham.
  4. Goldstein, E.B., L.J.  Moore, and O. Durán Vinent, (2017) Lateral vegetation growth rates exert control on coastal foredune hummockiness and coalescing time, Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 417-427, doi:10.5194/esurf-5-417-2017
  5. Goldstein, E.B. (2017) Delayed Recognition of Geomorphology Papers in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Progress in Physical Geography.
  6. Goldstein, E. B. (2017), Three reasons why Earth scientists should edit Wikipedia, Eos, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO066827
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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  ~~ Green OA postprint at EarthArXiv ~~
  20. 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

  1. Mullins EV, T Jass, E. B. Goldstein, L. J. Moore. Transplanted grasses on Hog Island, VA 2014-2015. (coming soon)
  2. Goldstein E.B., E. Mullins, L. Moore, R. Biel, J. Brown, S. Hacker, K. Jay, R. Mostow, P. Ruggiero, J. Zinnert. 2017. Locations of published studies focused on Uniola paniculata and Ammophila breviligulata along the US east coast (NJ-NC). Environmental Data Initiative.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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