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Susan Libes

Director, Waccamaw Watershed Academy, Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry

Jonathan Doe
Contact Susan Libes
843-349-4028 susan@coastal.edu

BCMW 107

Office Hours: By appointment
Affiliated Organizations:

Waccamaw Watershed Academy
Environmental Quality Laboratory

Research Interests:

Water quality in blackwater rivers and coastal oceans
Volunteer water quality monitoring
Microbial Source Tracking
Hypoxia in coastal ocean
Assessment of stormwater Best Management Practices
Floodplain restoration
Watershed planning

Courses Taught:

Coastal and Wetland Policy and Management
Introduction to Marine Science

Recent Publications:

2013

Jayakaran, A., S. Libes, D.Hitchcock, N. Bell, and D. Fuss. (2013) Flow, Organic, and Inorganic Sediment Yields from a Channelized Watershed in the South Carolina Lower Coastal Plain. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12148

Libes, S.M. (2013) Development of A Local Water Quality Monitoring Program For Small MS4s Through Collaboration With Local Universities. Proceedings of StormCon 2013, Aug 19-22 2013. Myrtle Beach, SC USA. 

2012

Thepaut B., Libes S., Young H., Jayakaran A., 2012. Plant Survival In The Floodplain Restoration Of Crabtree Swamp, Horry County, SC. Proceedings of the 2012 South Carolina Water Resources Conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Sanger, D. M., E. M. Smith, G. Voulgaris, E. T. Koepfler, S. M. Libes, G. H. M. Riekerk, D. C. Bergquist, D. I. Greenfield, P. Ansley Wren, C. A. McCoy, R. F. Viso, R. N. Peterson, and J. D. Whitaker, 2012. Constrained enrichment contributes to hypoxia formation in Long Bay, South Carolina, an open water urbanized coastline. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 461, 15-30.

Libes, S.M,, M. Trapp, S. Kindelberger, and D. Doremus (2012) Long Bay Hypoxia Monitoring Consortium. Proceedings of the 2012 South Carolina Water Resources Conference, Columbia, South Carolina.

Libes, S., K. Hayes, C. Ellis and S. Sledz. (2012) Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring in Northeastern South Carolina for NPDES Phase II Stormwater Compliance. Proceedings of the SC Environmental Conference, March 10-14, 2012. Myrtle Beach, SC 

2011

McCoy, C.A., R.F. Viso, R.N. Peterson, S. Libes, B. Lewis, J.G. Ledoux, G. Voulgaris, E. Smith, and D. Sanger, 2011. Radon as an indicator of limited cross-shelf mixing and submarine groundwater discharge in a coastal embayment along the South Atlantic Bight. Continental Shelf Research, 31 (12), 1306-1317.

2010

Libes, S. and D. Fuss (2010) Community-based watershed planning in the Kingston Lake Watershed of northeastern South Carolina. 2010 South Carolina Environmental Conference Proceedings, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, March 13-16, 2010, 8 pp.

Sanger, D., D. Hernandez, S. Libes, G. Voulgaris, B. Van Dolah, G. Reikerk, B. Davis, E. Smith, R. Shuford, D. Porter, E. Koepfler, and J. Bennett (2010) A Case History of the Science and management Collaboration in Understanding Hypoxia Events in Long Bay, South Carolina, USA. Environmental Management, 46: 340-350. 

2009

Libes, S.M. (2009) An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry, 2nd ed. Elsevier, Academic Press, 909 pp. 

1999

Libes, S.M. (1999) Learning Quality Assurance/Quality Control Using U.S. EPA Techniques: An Undergraduate Course for Environmental Chemistry Majors. Journal of Chemical Education, 76:1642-1648.