Travis Swanson, Ph.D.
Meeting SCS Fellow Travis Swanson
Travis Swanson is a Shell Center for Sustainability (SCS) Fellow
assigned to the Stress Nexus of Coastlines project. He explores coastal
landscape and development predictions. He is working with data that relates to
wave, sea level change, and historical change over time with an emphasis on
making objective predictions with a holistic view of coastal barrier islands
and peninsulas considering past behavior. He is putting the data into a model
to hindcast and forecast meaningful predictions for the Texas coast. His advisors are Dr. John Anderson and Dr. Jeffrey Nittrouer.
Dr. Swanson attended the University of Texas in Austin for
his undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. He worked at Shell before joining the
Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University in 2016.
More information on this project is available at http://shellcenter.rice.edu, Research,
2016-2018 Fellowship Awards.