Hot off the press, I recently published a short paper with my coauthor Dr. Seth Stapleton that describes how gradients in sand organic matter on Caribbean beaches match gradients in color. This is a very simple premise, but by quantitatively proving a relationship exists rather than just assuming, we hope this may help beach managers make quick decisions at their sites. Sand is limited in organic nutrients relative to other sediment types, so understanding the distribution of organic matter on beaches can be especially important for certain studies and management efforts. Fieldwork was completed in Antigua in collaboration with the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project.
Check out the paper HERE!