A Closer Look at GSU’s Dunes Research

Two women measuring grass on the beach.

DID YOU KNOW a team of Georgia Southern University biologists led by Dr. Lissa Leege and her graduate student Shannon Matzke have spent the last year conducting a plant ecology study on Tybee’s newly constructed dunes? They are monitoring 33 mid-island sites.

These dunes were created to protect residential and commercial coastal developments while at the same time provide important habitat for animal species. The goals of the project are to monitor plant growth and sand accumulation along these dunes and evaluate which plant species and planting densities are most effective at accumulating sand and maintaining a sturdy dune system.


We Still Need Your Input on Coastal Flooding

We still need your input to help make Tybee more resilient. In a continuation of our award-winning coastal resiliency efforts, the City of Tybee in partnership with the University of Georgia has launched an innovative public input tool to crowdsource information on flooding hotspots, erosion, marsh die off and marine debris.

Using a simple app, anyone can access the Tybee Island Geo Survey to mark issues and make comments. The GeoSurvey is easy to use and can be accessed on a computer or mobile device.

Access the GeoSurvey

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