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Charles E. Tilburg

Charles E. Tilburg

Marine Science Center
Department of Marine Science
University of New England
Biddeford, ME 04093

Ph: 207-602-2422
Fax: 207-602-5945
E-mail: ctilburg@une.edu

Professional Experience:

2011-Present: Associate Dean. College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

2011-Present: Associate Professor. Department of Marine Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

2007-2011: Assistant Professor. Department of Marine Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

2003-2007: Assistant Professor. Department of Marine Sciences, School of Marine Programs, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2001-2003: Associate Scientist. Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

2000-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow. Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1997-2000: Graduate Fellow. Department of Defense, National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1996-1997: Teacher. Brent School, Baguio City, Philippines

1994-1996: Research Engineer. INTERA, Inc., Austin, Texas

1992-1994: Research/Teaching Assistant. College of Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Education:

2000: Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida Dissertation: Ocean dynamics around New Zealand Advisor: James J. O'Brien

1994: Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas Thesis: Determination and characterization of dense nonaqueous phase liquids in saturated porous media using inverse modeling Advisor: Daene C. McKinney

1992: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Awards, Grants, and Honors

2011: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Delaware Sea Grant Program, Invasion of the mitten crab in the Mid-Atlantic: Characterizing larval behavior to predict population responses to environmental change, $130k, 2 years.

2010: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Delaware Sea Grant Program, Invasion of the mitten crab in the Mid-Atlantic: Characterizing larval behavior to predict responses to climate change, $63k, 1 year.

2010: National Science Foundation - Biological Oceanography Program, Collaborative Research: Does larval transport or physiological tolerance set the southern range boundary of a northern blue mussel? $431k, 3 years.

2009: National Science Foundation - Biological Oceanography Program – Research Opportunity Award, Physical processes influencing variability in abundance of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine, $25k, 1 year.

2009: National Science Foundation - GK-12 Program The Interactions of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Land-Ocean Interface: A Systemic PARTnership Aimed at Connecting University and School (SPARTACUS), $2.8M, 5 years.

2009: National Aeronautics and Space Administration- Influence of climate change on regional hydrology and public health, $94k, 2 years.

2009: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Delaware Sea Grant Program, Invasions of the mitten crab in the Mid-Atlantic: Predictions from a larval transport model, $7k, 1 year.

2008: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration- Maine Sea Grant Program, A Drift Card Study of Saco Bay: Validation of a Numerical Model, $2k, 1 year.

2008: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration- Travel Grant Award, Cooperative work on the physical flow fields of Gamak Bay, Korea, $5k, 1 year.

2008: University of New England- Marine Science Center Award, Behavioral Responses of Ichthyoplankton to Rates of Salinity Change: Creating a Predictive Model, $10k, 1 year.

2008: University of New England- College of Arts and Sciences Mini-Grant, The development of a numerical circulation model of Saco Bay, $2k, 1 year.

2008: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Maine Sea Grant Program, Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Planktonic Community of Saco Bay: Relationships with the Physical Flow Field, $2k, 1 year.

2007: University of New England - Marine Science Center Award, Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Planktonic Community of Saco Bay: Relationships with the Physical Flow Field, $10k, 1 year.

2007: University of New England - College of Arts and Sciences Mini-Grant, Tidal mixing fronts in the Saco River: A novel observational approach, $2k, 1 year.

2005: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Sea Grant Program, Validation of the Management Model System for the Satilla River Estuary, $91k, 2 years.

2005: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Sea Grant Program, A spatial distribution of blue crab larvae in a Georgia estuary, $10k, 1 year.

2004: University of Georgia Research Foundation - Junior Faculty Award, Measurement of mixing and transport properties in a Georgia estuary, $7k, 1 year.

2004: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Sea Grant Program, Supply of Larvae to Georgia Estuaries: A Physical Process Model for Blue Crabs in Coastal Georgia, $10k, 1 year.

2003: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Sea Grant Program, Supply of larvae to estuarine nursery habitat: Development of a predictive model for Blue Crabs. $263k, 2 years.

2002: National Science Foundation - Physical Oceanography Program, Mixing and circulation in a buoyant, coastal plume. $800k, 4 years.

Service:

Manuscript Reviewer, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Geophysical Research Letters, Deep Sea Research, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Progress in Oceanography, and Limnology and Oceanography

Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Coastal Ocean Program), Maryland Sea Grant

Review Panelist, National Science Foundation

Publications:

• Tilburg, C. E., S. Gill, S. I. Zeeman, A. Carlson, T. Arienti, J. Eickhorst, and P. O. Yund, Characteristics of a shallow river plume: Observations from the Saco River Coastal Observing System, Estuaries and Coasts, 34, 785-799, 2011.

• Tilburg, C. E., J. Seay, T. D. Bishop, H. L. Miller III, and C. Meile, Distribution and retention of Petrolisthes armatus in a coastal plain estuary: the role of vertical movement in larval transport, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 88, 260-266, 2010.

• Bishop, T. D., H. L. Miller III, R. L. Walker, D. H. Hurley, T. Menken, and C. E. Tilburg, Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) settlement at three Georgia (USA) estuarine sites, Estuaries and Coasts, 33, 688-698, 2010.

• Houghton, R. W., R. Chant, A. Rice, and C. E. Tilburg, Salt flux into coastal river plumes: Dye studies in the Delaware and Hudson River outflow, Journal of Marine Research, 67, 731-756, 2009.

• Wargo, A. M., C. E. Tilburg, W.B. Driggers, and J. A. Sulikowski, Effect of a freshwater plume on icthyoplankton distribution off the coast of southern Maine, Northeastern Naturalist, 16, 647-654, 2009.

• Tilburg, C. E., A. I. Dittel, and C. E. Epifanio, High concentrations of crab larvae along the offshore edge of a coastal current:  Effects of convergent circulation, Fisheries Oceanography, 18, 135-146, 2009.

•  Epifanio, C. E., and C. E. Tilburg, Transport of Larval Forms near Large Estuaries of the Middle Atlantic Bight: a Wet and Windy Journey, Journal of Marine Research, 66, 723-749, 2008.

•  Tilburg, C. E., C. D. Kernehan, A. Andon, and C. E. Epifanio, Modeling the Supply of Blue Crab Larvae to Juvenile Habitat: Effects of Temporal Patterns in Larval Release, Journal of Marine Research, 66, 391-412, 2008.

•  OH, H. T., D. J. KIM, W. C. LEE, R. H. JUNG, S. K. HONG, Y. S. KANG, Y.-W. LEE, C. E. Tilburg, Composition of Phytoplankton in Gamak Bay by CHEMTAX Analyses, Korean Journal of the Environmental Sciences, 17, 1155-1167, 2008.

•  OH, H. T., D. J. KIM, W. C. LEE, R. H. JUNG, C. E. Tilburg, Sustainability Evaluation for Shellfish Production in Gamak Bay Based on the Systems Ecology: 3. Energy Modeling of Shellfish Aquaculture Production in Gamak Bay, Korean Journal of the Environmental Sciences, 17, 969-980, 2008.

•  OH, H. T., D. J. KIM, W. C. LEE, R. H. JUNG, C. E. Tilburg, Sustainability Evaluation for Shellfish Production in Gamak Bay Based on the Systems Ecology: 2. Environmental Accounting for the Improvement of Natural Environment based on the Emergy Evaluation, Korean Journal of the Environmental Sciences, 17, 857-869, 2008.

•  OH, H. T., D. J. KIM, W. C. LEE, R. H. JUNG, C. E. Tilburg, Sustainability Evaluation for Shellfish Production in Gamak Bay Based on the Systems Ecology: 1. EMERGY Evaluation for Shellfish Production in Gamak Bay, Korean Journal of the Environmental Sciences, 17, 841-856, 2008.

•  H. E. Hurlburt, P. J. Hogan, E. J. Metzger, C. E. Tilburg, J. F. Shriver, and O. M. Smedstad, Pathways of upper ocean currents and fronts: Steering by the topographically-constrained abyssal circulation and the role of flow instabilities, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Ocean, 45, 102-134, 2007.

•  Tilburg, C. E., R. W. Houghton, and R. W. Garvine, The mixing of a dye tracer in the Delaware plume: Comparison of observations and simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 112, Art. No. C12004, 2007.

•  Zamudio, Z., H. E. Hurlburt, E. J. Metzger, and C.E. Tilburg . Tropical waves induce oceanic eddies at Cabo Corrientes and the Maria Islands , Mexico , Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 112 Art. No. C05048, 2007.

•  Tilburg, C. E., A. I. Dittel, and C. E. Epifanio, Retention of crab larvae in a coastal null zone, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 72, 570-578, 2007.

•  Dike, J., and C. E. Tilburg, Climatic time scale temperature and precipitation increases on Long Island, New York, Atmosphere-Ocean, 45, 93-105, 2007.

•  Tilburg, C. E. , L. T. Houser, C. N. Steppe, R. W. Garvine, and C. E. Epifanio, Effects of coastal transport on larval patches: Models and Observations, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 67, 145-160, 2006.

•  Zamudio, L., H. E. Hurlburt, E. J. Metzger, S. L. Morey, J. J. O'Brien, C. E. Tilburg , and J. Zavala-Hidalgo, On the interannual variability of Tehuantepec eddies, Journal of Geophysical Research , 111, Art. No. C05001, 2006.

•  Tilburg, C. E., J. T. Reager, and M. M. Whitney, The physics of blue crab larval recruitment in Delaware Bay: A model study, Journal of Marine Research ,63, 471-495, 2005.

•  Petrone, C., L. B. Jancaitis, M. B. Jones, C. C. Natunewicz, C. E. Tilburg , and C. E. Epifanio, Dynamics of larval patches: Spatial distribution of fiddle crab larvae in Delaware Bay and adjacent waters, Marine Ecological Progress Series , 293, 177-190, 2005.

•  Houghton, R. W., C. E. Tilburg, R. W. Garvine, and A. Fong, Delaware River plume response to a strong upwelling favorable wind event, Geophysical Research Letters , 31(7) Art. No. L07302 , 2004.

•  Tilburg, C. E. and R. W. Garvine, A simple model for sea level prediction, Weather and Forecasting , 19, 511-519, 2004.

•  Tilburg , C. E., Across-shelf transport on a continental shelf: Do across-shelf winds matter?, Journal of Physical Oceanography , 33, 2675-2688, 2003

•  Tilburg, C. E. and R. W. Garvine, Three-dimensional flow in a coastal upwelling zone: Convergence and divergence on the New Jersey Shelf, Journal of Physical Oceanography , 33, 2113-2125, 2003.

•  Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, J. J. O'Brien, and J. F. Shriver, Remote topographic forcing of a baroclinic western boundary current: An explanation for the Southland Current and the pathway of the Subtropical Front east of New Zealand, Journal of Physical Oceanography , 32, 3216-3232, 2002.

•  Tilburg, C. E. and J. J. O'Brien, A comparison of climatic wind and sea surface temperature data sets using a numerical model, CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling , World Meteorological Organization, ed. H. Ritchie, 32, 2.27-2.28, 2002.

•  Tilburg, C. E., B. Subrahmanyam, and J. J. O'Brien, Ocean color variability in the Tasman Sea, Geophysical Research Letters , 2 9(10) 10.1029/2001GL014071, 2002.

•  Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, J. J. O'Brien, and J. F. Shriver, The dynamics of the East Australian Current System: The Tasman Front, the East Auckland Current, and the East Cape Current, Journal of Physical Oceanography , 2917-2943, 2001.

•  Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, and J. J. O'Brien , The Southern Hemisphere Subtropical Front east of New Zealand, CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling , World Meteorological Organization, ed. H. Ritchie, 31, 8.19-8.20, 2001.

•  Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, and J. J. O'Brien, The role of New Zealand in the separation of the East Australian Current, CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling , World Meteorological Organization, ed. H. Ritchie, 30, 8.37-8.38, 2000.

•  Jin, M., M. Delshad, V. Dawarakanath, D. C. McKinney, G. A. Pope, K. Sepehrnoori, C. E. Tilburg and R. E. Jackson, Partitioning tracer test for detection, estimation, and remediation performance assessment of subsurface nonaqueous phase liquids, Water Resources Research , 31(5), 1201-1211, 1995.

Presentations and Contributed Abstracts:

Tilburg, C. E., A. I. Dittel, and C. E. Epifanio, Retention of crab larvae in a coastal null zone, Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Providence, RI, 2007.

Tilburg, C. E., The physics and biology of blue crab transport in Delaware Bay, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 22, 2007.

Hsu, M. T., and C. E. Tilburg, Comparison of the effects of two vertical mixing parameterizations in a coastal ocean model, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Semiannual Meeting, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 2007.

Seay, J. E., T. D. Bishop, H. L. Miller, P. Christian, and C. E. Tilburg, Horizontal and vertical spatial distribution of fiddler crab (Uca spp.) and green porcelain crab (Petrolisthes armatus) larvae over two tidal cycles in the Satilla River estuary, Georgia, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Semiannual Meeting, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 2007.

Tilburg, C. E., Larval recruitment to a Mid-Atlantic estuary: Physics, Biology, and Modeling, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, May 25, 2006.

Seay, J. E., T. D. Bishop, and C. E. Tilburg, Spatial and temporal variations in fiddler crab (Uca spp.) larval abundance in a Georgia estuary, Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Semiannual Meeting, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 2006.

H. E. Hurlburt, E. J. Metzger, P. Hogan, and C. E. Tilburg, The impact of upper ocean ? topographic coupling via flow instabilities on upper ocean current pathways: A clear distinction between eddy-permitting and eddy-resolving ocean models, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL, February 13, 2006.

Tilburg, C. E., L. T. Houser, C. N. Steppe, R. W. Garvine, and C. E. Epifanio, Effects of coastal transport on larval patches: models and observations. Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Norfolk, VA, 2005.

Houser, L. T., C. E. Epifanio, and C. E. Tilburg, Field investigation of the patch dynamics of larval crabs, ASLO Summer Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, 2005.

Houser, L. T., C. E. Epifanio, and C. E. Tilburg, Can larval crabs alter their horizontal swimming behavior in response to biochemical cues?, ASLO Ocean Sciences Conference, Savannah, GA, 2004.

Tilburg, C. E., Development of hydrodynamic models for carrying capacity studies, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Busan, South Korea, 2004.

Houghton, R. W., C. E. Tilburg, R. W. Garvine, and A. Eguiluz, The Impact of Coastal Upwelling Circulation on Mixing of a Freshwater Plume with Coastal Sea water: A dye tracer study, AGU Ocean Sciences Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2004.

Tilburg, C. E., R. W. Houghton, R. W. Garvine, and A. Fong, Response of the Delaware River plume to a strong upwelling wind event using a dye tracer, Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Meeting, Dartmouth, MA, 2003.

Tilburg, C. E. and R. W. Garvine, Biological recruitment in buoyancy driven coastal systems: Do across-shelf winds matter?, AGU Fall Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

Tilburg, C. E., Across-shelf transport from across-shelf winds: A modeling study, Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Meeting, Norfolk, VA 2002.

Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, J. J. O'Brien, and J. F. Shriver, Remote topographic forcing of a baroclinic western boundary current: An explanation for the Southland Current, Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand, 2002.

Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, J. J. O'Brien, and J. F. Shriver, Investigation of the flow field around New Zealand using an ocean general circulation model, Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand, 2002.

Tilburg, C. E. and R. W. Garvine, Three-dimensional flow in a coastal upwelling zone: Convergence and divergence on the New Jersey Shelf, AGU Ocean Sciences Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2002.

Tilburg, C. E. and R. W. Garvine, Three-dimensional flow on the New Jersey Shelf, Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography Meeting, Groton, CT, 2001.

Tilburg, C. E., H. E. Hurlburt, J. J. O'Brien, and J. F. Shriver, The dynamics surrounding New Zealand, AGU Fall Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2000.

Tilburg, C. E., T. L. Jones, and L. C. Meigs, Integration of single-well and convergent-flow tracer tests to determine subsurface parameters in the Culebra dolomite at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), AGU Spring Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1996.

Jackson, R. E., Butler, G. W., and C. E. Tilburg, Development and testing of a conceptual model of a DNAPL zone, Second Tracer Workshop, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, Texas, 1994.

 

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