Severe storm effects and beach recovery
Beach and tidal inlet morphodynamics
LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and GPS (Global Positioning System) data acquisition and processing and application to coastal mapping
B.S. Geology, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, May 1998
M.S. Geology, University of South Florida, May 2000
Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (June 2000–Present)
Research Assistant, Department of Geology, University of South Florida (August 1998–May 2000)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, University of South Florida (August 1998–May 2000)
Hepner, T. L., and Gibeaut, J. C., 2004, Tracking post-storm beach recovery using data collected by Texas high school students: Shore & Beach, v. 72, no. 4, p. 5–9.
Hepner, T. L. and Davis, R. A. Jr., 2004, Effect of El Niño (1997-98) on beaches of the peninsular Gulf Coast of Florida: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 20, no. 3, p. 776–791.
Gibeaut, J. C., Gutiérrez, Roberto, and Hepner, Tiffany, 2002, Threshold conditions for episodic beach erosion along the southeast Texas coast: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 52, p. 323–335.
Gibeaut, J. C., White, W. A., Gutiérrez, Roberto, Waldinger, R. L., Andrews, J. R., Hepner, Tiffany, Smyth, R. C., and Tremblay, T. A., 2002, Measuring shoreline change along bays and oceans using historical aerial photography and airborne topographic LIDAR surveys (abs.): Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 52, p. 336.
Gibeaut, J. C., Gutiérrez, Roberto, Hepner, Tiffany, Andrews, J. R., and Smyth, R. C., 2001, Shoreline mapping with airborne LIDAR (abs.), in Proceedings, 2nd Biennial Coastal GeoTools ’01 Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, January 8–11, unpaginated.
Gutiérrez, Roberto, Gibeaut, J. C., Smyth, R. C., Hepner, Tiffany, Andrews, J. R., Weed, C., Gutelius, Bill, and Mastin, M., 2001, Precise airborne LIDAR surveying for coastal research and geohazards applications: International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, v. 34, part 3/W4, p. 185–192.
Effect of El Niño (1997–1998) on the Peninsular Gulf Coast of Florida: presented at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, October 27, 1999.
Third Place GCAGS/GCSSEPM Grover E. Murray Best Published Paper Award, GCAGS Transactions, 2002.