- Undergraduate Education
- B.A. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M Unversity
Dr. Rusty Feagin is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, and the Department of Ocean Engineering, at Texas A&M University. The central question of study in his lab is how living materials moderate and respond to erosion. His scientific work is translated into action through restoration and engineering projects, that are focused on the sustainable management of coasts. Lab members often work in sand dunes, salt marshes, and beaches. He has over 90 publications including in Nature, Science, and PNAS. His work has been featured in the public media by NPR and the New York Times. He was recently awarded the Robert Dean Coastal Academic Award by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. He sat on the US President’s US National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and has been a Visiting Fellow at universities in several countries. He has been awarded the highest environmental honor in the State of Texas, and his work has inspired a Texas State Senate proclamation in his honor.
Research Interests and Specializations
Coastal ecology and management