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SCCF to host program on sand dunes

By SCCF - | Jan 6, 2021


The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host its next virtual Evenings at the Homestead on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. via Zoom about sand dunes and their importance for shorelines and communities.

“Sand Dunes, A Global & Local Perspective” will be presented by Dr. Patrick Hesp, who has worked on beaches and coastal and desert dunes around the globe, including throughout the Gulf of Mexico. He is an expert on coastal dune geomorphology and has published over 290 articles in his career to date.

Born in Hawera, in the Taranaki region of New Zealand, Hesp completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Massey University in New Zealand and his Ph.D. in coastal geomorphology at the University of Sydney in 1982. He was awarded a DSc from Massey University in 2013.

Hesp has held academic positions in New South Wales, Western Australia, Singapore, United States and New Zealand, and non-academic positions in the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Geomarine P/L, and the Rottnest Island Authority. He has held visiting professorships and fellowships in South Africa, Namibia, Israel, Holland, China, Brazil, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and France.

For more information or to register for the event, visit Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com.