Dr. Randall W. Parkinson is a coastal geologist specializing in the effects of climate change and urbanization on the built, cultural, and natural environment. He is a Registered Professional Geologist (P.G.) with more than 35 years’ experience working along the coasts of the northern Gulf of Mexico, Florida peninsula, Georgia Bight, Costa Rica, and wider Caribbean. Dr. Parkinson’s current research interests are focused on the effects of sea-level rise on the inner continental shelf, barrier islands, indigenous shell works, wetlands, oyster bioherms, lagoons, and estuaries. He is also experienced in conducting vulnerability assessments and preparing adaptation action plans for coastal areas subject to climate change stressors (i.e., sea level rise, increasing storminess).