Congratulations to Dr. Dan Nowacki! Dan turned in his dissertation, entitled “Sediment dynamics in tidal environments spanning a range of fluvial influence”, over the winter break. His dissertation research covers a wide range of environments from the shallow tidal flats of Willapa Bay, to the intertidal channel environments along the tidal Amazon River, to the distributary channels of the Mekong tidal river and estuary. The next step for Dan is a prestigious Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In March, he moves to Woods Hole, Massachusetts to join the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center. Congratulations, Dan, on a job well done!