Selected Publications by Duncan FitzGerald

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Billy, J., Robin, N., Hein, C. J., Certain, R., and FitzGerald, D., 2015, Insight into the late Holocene sea-level changes in the NW Atlantic from a paraglacial beach-ridge plain south of Newfoundland, Geomorphology, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.03.

FitzGerald, D., 2015, Geologic controls on tidal inlets, Journal of Shore and Beach v. 83, p. 59-64.


Billy, J., Robin, N., Hein, C. J.*, Certain, R., and FitzGerald, D. M. 2014. Internal architecture of mixed sand-and-gravel beach ridges: Miquelon-Langlade Barrier, NW Atlantic. Marine Geology, 358, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.07.011

Coastas, S., Brito, P., FitzGerald, D.M., Goble, R. 2014. Climate-driven alternations of dune mobilization and barrier growth along the central coast of Portugal in Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarties and Differences. I. Peter Martini (ed)., The Geological Society of London Special Publications, 388, 407-427. DOI: 10.1144/SP388.6

FitzGerald, D., Georgious, I., and Miner, M. 2014. Estuaries and Tidal Inlets in Coastal Environments and Global Change. Masselink, G., and Gehrels, R. eds. Wiley Press, New York, Chapter 12, 356-465. DOI: 10.1002/9781119117261.ch12

Hein, C. J.*, FitzGerald, D. M., Buynevich, I. V., Van Heteren, S., and Kelley, J. T. 2014. Evolution of paraglacial coasts in response to changes in fluvial sediment supply. The Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 388, doi:10.1144/SP388.15.

Hein, C.J.*, FitzGerald, D.M., Cleary, W.J., Klein, A.H.F., de Menezes, J.T., Albernaz, M.B. 2014. Coastal response to late-stage transgression and sea-level highstand, Gelogical Society of America Bulletin, 126.3/4, 459-480, doi: 10.1130/B30836.1

Hein, C.J.*, FitzGerald, D.M., Klein, A.H.F., Albernaz, M.B., de Menezes, J.T., Cleary, W.J. 2014. Replay to the Discussion by Dillenburg et al. on “Evidence for a transgressive barrier within a regressive strandplain system: implications for complex response to environmental change” by Hein et al. (2013), Sedimentology, 60, 469-502: A transgressive barrier at Pinheira, Southern Brazil around 3 ka?”, Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/sed.12133.

Wilson, C. A., Hughes, Z. J., FitzGerald, D. M., Hopkinson, C. S., Valentine, V., and Kolker, A. S. 2014. Saltmarsh pool and tidal creek morphodynamics: Dynamics equilibrium of northern latitude saltmarshes? Geomorphology


FitzGerald, D.M., and Miner, D.D, 2013, Tidal Inlets and Lagoons along Siliciclastic Barrier Coasts, Barrier Systems, In: Sherman, D., (ed), Treatise in Geomorphology, Volume 10.7: Coastal Geomorphology, Elsevier. 149-165.  doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00278-5

FitzGerald, D.M. and Hein, C.J., 2013, Barriers of the Gulf of Alaska, In: Mcbride, R.A., et al., Barrier Systems, In: Sherman, D., (ed), Treatise in Geomorphology, V. VIII: Coastal Geomorphology, Elsevier doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00279-7

Fagherazzi S.FitzGerald D.M., Fulweiler R.W., Hughes Z., Wiberg P.L., McGlathery K.J., Morris J.T., Tolhurst T.J., Deegan L.A., Johnson D.S. (2013) Ecogeomorphology of Tidal Flats, Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12 Ecogeomorphology. Editors: Butler D., Hupp C., Executive Editor: Shroder J.  Elsevier.42 p. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00403-6

Hayes, M.O., and FitzGerald, D.M., 2013, Origin, Evolution, and Classification of Tidal Inlets. Proceedings, Symposium in Applied Coastal Geomorphology to Honor Miles O. Hayes, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 69, 14–33.

Hein, C.J.*, FitzGerald, D.M., Cleary, W.J., Albernaz, M.B.*, de Menezes, J.T., Klein, A.H.F., 2013, Geophysical examination of an embayed Brazilian strandplain system: implications for complex coastal response to environmental change, Sedimentology, v. 60, p. 469-502. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2012.01348.x

Hein, C.J.*, FitzGerald, D.M., Barnhardt, W.A., Stone, B.D., 2013, Onshore-offshore surficial geologic map of the Newburyport East and northern half of the Ipswich Quadrangles, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Geological Survey, Geologic Map GM 13-01, 3 sheets.


FitzGerald, D.M., Buynevich, I.V., and Hein, C.J.*, 2012, Morphodynamics and facies architecture of tidal inlets and tidal deltas, In: Davis, R.A., and Dalrymple, R.W. (eds.), Principles of tidal sedimentology, Springer, New York. Chapter 12, p. 301-333. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0123-6_12

*Hein, C.J., FitzGerald, D.M., Carruthers, E.A.*, Stone, B.D., Gontz, A.M., Barnhardt, W.A., 2012, Refining the model of barrier island formation along a paraglacial coast in the Gulf of Maine, Marine Geology, v. 307-310, p. 40-57. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.03.001

Klein, A.H.F., and Hein, C.J.*, FitzGerald, D.M., Cleary, WJ., and de Menezes, J.T., 2012, The barrier systems of the Santa Catarina Coast, southeastern Brazil: A short review, In: Mcbride, R.A., et al., Barrier Systems, In: Sherman, D., (ed), Treatise in Geomorphology, V. X: Coastal Geomorphology, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00279-7

Priestas, A.M., Fagherazzi, S., Wilson, C.A., and FitzGerald, D.M., 2012. Rapid wetland expansion during European settlement and implication for marsh survival under modern sediment delivery rates, COMMENT. Geology 40, e284-e285. doi: 10.1130/G32597C.1

* Wilson, C.A., Hughes, Z.J., FitzGerald, D.M., 2012, The effects of crab bioturbation on mid-atlantic saltmarsh tidal creek extension: Geotechnical and geochemical changes, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.04.019.