EOAS Member Directory
NJ Agricultural Experiment Station -- Highlands, NJ
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Dept of Marine and Costal Sciences
Norbert P. Psuty is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University. He is a coastal geomorphologist whose research encompasses the dynamics of the coastal zone, incorporating process-response studies of beaches, coastal dune processes and morphology, sediment budget studies, barrier island dynamics, estuarine sedimentation, and sea-level rise. His research has been conducted primarily in various portions of coastal New Jersey and it has both a basic science component as well as an applied side. He has been doing research at Sandy Hook since around 1970 and is regarded to have the best long-term data set on the geomorphological evolution of Sandy Hook.
He has been and continues to be consultant to the National Park Service on shoreline dynamics and change in the coastal parks. He has been Vice-Chair and Chair of the Coastal Commission of the International Geographical Union, President of The Coastal Society, and President of the New Jersey Academy of Sciences. He has received the Rutgers University Presidential Award for Public Service, the Honors Award from the Association of American Geographers, the Richard J. Russell Award from the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group of the Association of American He has received the Rutgers University Presidential Award for Public Service, the Honors Award from the Association of American Geographers, the Richard J. Russell Award from the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, and the Melvin Marcus Distinguished Career Award from the Geomorphology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. He has received the National Park Service Director’s Award for Natural Resource Research in the National Parks. He has received the North Atlantic Region’s award for Natural Resource Research. He has received a Fulbright Senior Scientist Award to Liverpool Hope University.