Patricia "Soupy" Dalyander

Principal for Research Strategies

Dr. Patricia “Soupy” Dalyander, Principal for Research Strategies, brings almost 20 years of experience and research to the Institute.

Dalyander received her bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, a master’s degree in geological oceanography from Oregon State University, and another master’s degree from University of Florida in mechanical engineering. Dalyander received her Ph.D. from University of Florida in mechanical engineering with a focus in thermal science and fluid dynamics.

Dalyander’s professional experience in researching coastal processes and informing decisions in resource management includes working with the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program of the U.S. Geological Survey at both the St Petersburg and Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Centers. In addition, she worked on sediment management, water quality, and decision support projects as a research physical scientist for the Engineering Research and Development Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dalyander specializes in studying sediment transport and morphodynamic change, modeling beach and barrier island evolution, and developing ways to predict how successful coastal restoration projects will be in meeting their goals.


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