Katherine Anarde

Katherine Anarde

Research Collaborator

211 Mitchell Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300



Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, 2019
B.S., Geology: Geophysics emphasis, Minor in Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011

Research Interests

Coupled human natural systems/Coastal hazards/Nearshore processes/Ecomorphodynamics

Research and Activities

My work at UNC with Dr. Laura J. Moore and the Coastal Environmental Change Lab is focused on human-landscape interactions in the coastal zone and how short-term couplings unfold over longer time scales. My research also examines storm impacts to barrier islands and infrastructure vulnerability during hurricanes.

Selected Publications

Anarde, K., Kameshwar, S., Irza, J.N., Nittrouer, J.A., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., Padgett, J.E., Sebastian, A., & Bedient, P.B. (2017). Impacts of Hurricane Storm Surge on Infrastructure Vulnerability for an Evolving Coastal Landscape. Natural Hazards Review, 19(1), p.04017020. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000265