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Caroline Narron

Ph.D. Candidate
Doctoral Teaching & Research Assistant

Contact info

Geography-Geology Building, Room 313
Office Hours:
By Appointment
Phone Number:
Research Interests:


  • Combining field-based techniques with remote sensing to understand key mechanisms that drive productivity and carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands
  • Examining land cover changes (with specific interest in coastal environments) and its effects on regional and global climate through the utilization of field, remote sensing, and GIS techniques
  • Analyzing potential natural hazard risks such as flooding, sea level rise, etc. and developing solutions/preventative adaptations to current conditions
  • Conservation initiatives and their effects on ecosystem dynamics and productivity



Ph.D. in Geography (Current), University of Georgia

M.S. in Geoscience (2016), University of North Carolina Wilmington

B.S. in Environmental Science (2014), University of North Carolina Wilmington

Of note:

2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UGA

Courses Regularly Taught:
Selected Publications:

Narron, C. R., O’Connell, J. L., Mishra, D. R., Cotten, D. L., Hawman, P. A., & Mao, L. (2022). Flooding in Landsat across tidal systems (FLATS): An index for intermittent tidal filtering and frequency detection in salt marsh environments. Ecological Indicators, 141, 109045.

Hawman, P. A., Mishra, D. R., O’Connell, J. L., Cotten, D. L., Narron, C. R., & Mao, L. (2021). Salt Marsh Light Use Efficiency is Driven by Environmental Gradients and Species‐Specific Physiology and Morphology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126(5).

Labs (via personnel):

Major Professor

Deepak R Mishra

Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Professor and Associate Head

Committee Members

Marguerite Madden

Professor/Director of the Center for Geospatial Research

Lan Mu


External Committee

Amanda C. Spivak
Jessica L. O'Connell
David L. Cotten

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