Lindsay Nakashima

GIS Analyst/Coastal Geomorphology, National Audubon Society

Lindsay Nakashima joined Audubon Louisiana in November 2014 as a GIS Analyst developing geospatial solutions and applying GPS technologies to programs relating to Audubon’s Mississippi Flyway, Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary, the Rainey Conservation Alliance, and the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign. Prior to joining Audubon, he worked in the private sector integrating GIS with coastal geomorphology and environmental sciences focusing on: disaster recovery/mitigation, coastal restoration, NEPA, spill advisory, spill response, NRDA, EIS’s, recreational planning, resource/habitat interactions, and wetlands sustainability. He has working knowledge of Louisiana’s mainland and barrier island stratigraphy, littoral environments and shore-zone processes. Lindsay received a BS in Geography from the University of Toronto, an MA in Geography from Wilfrid Laurier and a PhD in Geography/Geology from Rutgers University. He resides in Denham Springs thankfully above the 0.1 percent annual chance flood elevation.

Scientific Publications

Kraus, N.C. and L. Nakashima. (1986). Field method for determining rapidly the dry weight of wet sand samplesJournal of Sedimentary Petrology.

Nakashima, L.D. and Cofer-Shabica, S.V., 1993, Secular and recent rates of local sea level rise and their impacts on wetland sedimentation, International Symposium Coastal Geomorphology, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Cofer-Shabica, S.V., Nakashima, L.D., Day, Jr., J.W., & Childers, D.L., 1993, Assessment of technological approaches for measuring wetlands changes, Coastal Zone '93, American Society of Civil Engineers, New Orleans, p. 2126-2137.

Nakashima, L.D. & Mossa, J., 1991, Responses of natural and seawall-backed beaches to recent hurricanes on the Bayou Lafourche Headland, Louisiana, Zeitschrift fur Geomophologie, N.F. 35:239-256.

Nakashima, L. D. 1991. Marsh, mudflat and tidal creek assessment Cumberland Island National Seashore. Technical Report. U.S. Department of the Navy (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) in cooperation with the National Park Service (U.S. Department of the Interior)

Nakashima, L.D., Hanson, H. & Kraus, N.C., 1989, Shoreline change behind segmented detached breakwaters at Holly Beach, Louisiana:  Prototype behavior and model prediction, Coastal Zone '89, American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 568 – 582

Nakashima, L.D., 1989, Shoreline responses to Hurricane Bonnie in Southwestern Louisiana, Journal of Coastal Research, 5:127-136.

Mossa, J. & Nakashima, L.D., 1989, Variations in natural and artificial beach systems on the Bayou Lafourche headland, Louisiana, Coastal Zone '89, American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 3723 – 3737.

Nakashima, L.D. & Louden, L.M, 1988, Water level change, sea level rise, subsidence, and coastal structures in Louisiana, Coastal Engineering Research Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS.

Nakashima, L.D., 1988, Short-term beach changes along the Louisiana coast, Transactions, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 38:323-329.

Kraus, N.C. & Nakashima, L.D., 1987, Field measurement of a rip current:  Fluid and sediment movement, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 68:1311-1312.

Nakashima, L.D.,  Pope, J., Mossa, J. & Dean, J.L., 1987, Initial response of a segmented breakwater system, Holly Beach, Louisiana, Coastal Sediments '87, American Society of Civil Engineers, New Orleans, p. 1399-1414.

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