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About Stefan A. Talke

Dr. Talke's research focuses on tidal processes, storm surge, mixing and sediment transport in estuaries, rivers, and the ocean. Talke uses both cutting edge data--satellite images or infrared video-- or recently re-discovered archival tide data extending back to 1844 to obtain a better understanding of how estuaries, rivers, and coastal regions function. In particular, Talke is interested in long-term, century scale changes to estuaries. Understanding long term trends in tides, storm surge, sea-level, and river flow, and discerning their local or climate-related causes, can help coastal regions plan for the future. Talke joined Portland State in 2010.


Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Honors and Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, 2012; Office of Naval Research
  • Outstanding Reviewer Reword, 2013; Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, 2014; Sigma-Xi, Portland Chapter

Contact Information

Phone number: 503-725-2870


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