ebgoldst (at) uncg (dot) edu

Current Position
Research Scientist, Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1/2019- .

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

Honors and Awards
NASEM Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship, 2019
Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing during 2018 for JGR-Earth Surface, 2019
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 — online mentions)

  1. Mohanty SD, B Biggers, S Sayedahmed, N Pourebrahim, EB Goldstein, R Bunch, G Chi, F Sadri, T McCoy, A Cosby, (to be released very soon). A Multi-Modal Approach Towards Mining Social Media Data During Natural Disasters – A Case Study of Hurricane Irma, EarthArXiv Preprint.
  2. Jin C, G Coco, H Freidrich, EB Goldstein, RO Tinoco, Z Gong, (in revision). Investigating the controls of hysteresis in wave-generated ripples, Geomorphology.
  3. Moretz, M., Foster, D.,Weber, J., Chowdury, R., Rafique, SN., Goldstein, EB, Mohanty, S.. (2020). `psi-collect`: A Python module for post-storm image collection and cataloging, The Journal of Open Source Software,
  4. Montaño, J,  Coco,  Antolinez JAA,  Beuzen T, Bryan K,  Cagigal L,  Castelle B , Davidson M,  Goldstein EB,  Ibaceta R,  Idier D,  Ludka B,  Masoud-Ansari S,  Mendez F,  Murray AB,  Plant N,  Ratliff K, Robinet A,  Rueda A,  Sénéchal N,  Simmons J,  Splinter K, Stephens S,  Townend I,  Vitousek S, Vos K, (2020)  Blind testing of shoreline evolution models, Sci Rep 10, 2137.
  5. Reeves, I. R. B., Moore, L. J., Goldstein, E. B., Murray, A. B., Carr, J. A., & Kirwan, M. L. ( 2020). Impacts of Seagrass Dynamics on the Coupled Long‐Term Evolution of Barrier‐Marsh‐Bay Systems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125.
  6. Beuzen T, EB Goldstein, and KD Splinter, (2019) Ensemble models from machine learning: an example of wave runup and coastal dune erosion, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2295–2309.
  7. Ruggiero, P., N Cohn, B Hoonhout, E Goldstein, S de Vries, L Moore, S Hacker, and O. Durán Vinent, (2019), Simulating dune evolution on managed coastlines: Exploring management options with the Coastal Recovery from Storms Tool (CReST), Shore & Beach, 87(2), 36-43.
  8. Woods NN, BL Dows, EB Goldstein, LJ Moore, DR Young, JC Zinnert, (2019), Interaction of seed dispersal and environmental filtering affect woody encroachment patterns in coastal grassland, Ecosphere,
  9. Narock TW, and EB Goldstein (2019). Quantifying the growth of preprint services hosted by the Center for Open Science, Publications 2019, 7(2), 44;
  10. Hacker SD, KR Jay, N Cohn, EB Goldstein, P Hovenga, M Itzkin, LJ Moore, RS Mostow, EV Mullins, and P Ruggiero, (2019) Species-specific functional morphology of four US East Coast dune grasses: biogeographic implications for dune shape and coastal protection, Diversity,
  11. Jin C, G Coco, RO Tinoco, EB Goldstein, Z Gong, (2019) Laboratory experiments on the role of hysteresis, defect dynamics and initial perturbation on wave-generated ripple development, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
  12. Goldstein E. B., G. Coco, and N.G. Plant, (2019) A Review of Machine Learning Applications to Coastal Sediment Transport and Morphodynamics. Earth Science Reviews,
  13. Narock T, EB Goldstein, C Jackson, A Bubeck, A Enright, J Farquharson, A Fernandez, D. Fernández-Blanco, S Girardclos, D Ibarra, S Lengger, A Mackay, V Venema, B Whitehead, JP Ampuero, (2019), Earth Science is Ready for Preprints: The First Year of EarthArXiv. Eos, 100,
  14. Mullins, E., L.J. Moore, E. B. Goldstein, T. Jass, J. Bruno, O. Durán Vinent, (2019), Investigating dune-building feedback at the plant level: insights from a multispecies field experiment, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,
  15. Lazarus, ED, and EB Goldstein, (2019), Is there a bulldozer in your model?, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf.
  16. Cohn N, B Hoonhout, EB Goldstein, S de Vries, LJ Moore, O Durán Vinent, P Ruggiero, (2019), Exploring Marine and Aeolian Controls on Coastal Foredune Growth Using a Coupled Numerical Model, J. Mar. Sci. Eng., 7, 13.
  17. Lazarus, ED, PW Limber, EB Goldstein, R. Dodd, SB Armstrong, (2018) Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones, Nature Sustainability, 1, 759–762,
  18. Goldstein, E.B. and Moore, L.J. (2018), A calibration workflow for coastal dune models, Shore & Beach, Vol. 86, No. 3, p47-51
  19. 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
  20. 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,
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Goldstein, E.B. (2017) Delayed Recognition of Geomorphology Papers in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Progress in Physical Geography.
  24. Goldstein, E. B. (2017), Three reasons why Earth scientists should edit Wikipedia, Eos, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO066827
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Rogers, 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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 (more Data available on Code+Data)

  1. Mohanty SD, B Biggers,  S Sayedahmed, N Pourebrahim, EB Goldstein, R Bunch, G Chi, F Sadri, T McCoy, A Cosby, (2020). Geolocated Tweets from Florida, USA during Hurricane Irma (2017) with Relevance Scores. to be released on figshare.
  2. Goldstein, E., Lazarus, E., Beuzen, T., Williams, H., Limber, P., Cohn, N., Talyor, L., Buscombe, D., Rafique, S.N., Moretz, M., Weber, J., Chowdury, R., Foster, D., Mohanty, S.. (2020). Labels for Hurricane Florence (2018) Emergency Response Imagery from NOAA (Version 1). figshare.
  3. Narock, T, E Goldstein, (2019): Center for Open Science Preprint Analysis. figshare. Dataset.
  4. Lazarus E, PW Limber, EB Goldstein (2018). Data for ‘Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones’. figshare. Dataset.
  5. Mullins EV, T Jass, E. B. Goldstein, L. J. Moore. Transplanted grasses on Hog Island, VA 2014-2015. 2016. Transplanted grasses on Hog Island, VA 2014-2015. Environmental Data Initiative.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Published Code (more Code available on Code+Data and GitHub)

  1. Moretz, M., Foster, D.,Weber, J., Chowdury, R., Rafique, SN., Goldstein, EB, Mohanty, S., (2020). psi-collect: A Python module for post-storm image collection and cataloging (Version v1.0.4r2). Zenodo.
  2. Beuzen T & Goldstein EB. (2019). BeuzenEtAl_GP_Paper: First release of repo (Version 0.1). Zenodo.
  3. Narock T & Goldstein EB. (2019). COS Preprint Analysis Code, (Version 2.1). Zenodo.