Dr. Frank Hopf selected publications and reports
Selected publications and reports written, prepared and delivered by Dr. Frank Hopf, founder, Dune Science Group.
Shuster, R., D. Sherman, M. Lorang, J. Ellis, and F. Hopf, 2020. “Erosive potential of recreational boat wakes.” In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2020 (Seville, Spain). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 1–5. Coconut Creek (Florida),
F. Hopf, 2011, Levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta: Characteristics and Characterizations, Ph.D. Dissertation at Texas A&M University under the direction of Professors Douglas Sherman and Christian Brannstrom.
Bauer, B., D. Sherman, M. Lorang, J. Ellis, M. Lange, and F. Hopf. 2011. Final Project Report – Assessing Levee Erosion in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta. Submitted to the California Department of Boating and Waterways.
Sherman, D., F. Hopf, W. Cox, and B. Hales. 2011. “Evaluation of the Big Shell and Little Shell Beaches, K1eberg and Kenedy Counties, Texas, for its Merit in Meeting National Significance Criteria as a National Natural Landmark in Representing Shell-dominated Barrier Beaches as a Natural Feature in the Gulf Coastal Plain Region.” submitted to National Park Service.
Hopf, F and D. J. Sherman. 2007. Aeolian Processes, Coastal Dunes, and the Coastal Engineering Manual, Part III, Chapter 4 – “Wind Blown Sediment Transport” Coastal Sediments 07, Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediments Volume 2, ed. by Kraus, N and J. Rosati. 1240-1254.
Papers and other Presentations: (*notes presenter other than Dr. Frank Hopf)
F. Hopf, 2020. Analysis of alternatives to treated Wood dune walkovers (and boardwalks and docks). Presented at American Shore and Beach Protective Association 2020 Annual Conference, October 13, 2020 (held on line due to COVID-19)
F. Hopf, 2019. “Promoting Science-based Dune and Beach Management at the Local Government Level” Presented at American Shore and Beach Protective Association 2019 Annual Conference, October 2019, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
F. Hopf. 2017. “The Geomorphic History of Amelia Island Beach and Dunes from the Big Bang to Hurricane Irma” presentation for the Amelia Island Historical Museum. December 2017
F. Hopf 2011. “Q-Method Analysis of the Governance Debate over the Levees of the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta.” Presented at Southwestern Section, American Association of Geographers annual meeting, Austin Texas, November 11, 2011.
F. Hopf. 2010. “Levee Failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta: Characteristics and Characterizations” presented at American Association of Geographers annual meeting, April 16, 2010, Washington, D. C.
F. Hopf. 2009. “Causes and implications of levee failures in the California Delta” presented at American Association of Geographers annual meeting, March 25, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hopf, F., B. Bauer, M. Lorang, and D. J. Sherman. 2008. “Differentiating and quantifying sources of erosion of the levees of Georgiana Slough, Sacramento River Delta, California” presented at American Association of Geographers annual meeting, April 12-18, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts.
Srinath, I.*, W. Flatley, C. Graff, F. Hopf, D.Kim, A. Krustchinsky, D. Redo, and A. Young. 2008. “The urban expansion of Bryan and College Station, Texas from 1867 to 2003” (Poster) presented at American Association of Geographers annual meeting, April 12-18, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts.
Hopf, F., B. Bauer, M. Lorang, and D. J. Sherman. 2007. “Differentiating and quantifying sources of erosion of the levees of Georgiana Slough, Sacramento River Delta, California” presented at South Western Chapter – American Association of Geographers annual meeting, November 1-3, Bryan, Texas.
Sherman, D.*, B. Bauer, M. Lorang, M. Eller, M. Lange, M. Hansen, and F. Hopf. 2007. Assessing Mechanisms and Rates of Levee Erosion in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In The Vegetation Challenge Symposium. September 2007, Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
Hopf, F. and D. J. Sherman. 2007. “Aeolian Processes, Coastal Dunes and the Coastal Engineering Manual, Part III, Chapter 4 – “Wind Blown Sediment Transport,” presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Sixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediments, New Orleans, May 13-17, 2007.
Hopf, F., B. Bauer, M. Lorang, and D. J. Sherman. 2007. “Islands in the Stream: The history and future of the mid-channel islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta” presented at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting, April 19, 2007, San Francisco, California.
Hopf, F. 2006. “Current Coastal Geomorphology Process Research and the Process Section of the Coastal Engineering Manual” presented at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting, March 2006, Chicago, Illinois.
Hopf, F. 2005. “Political Ecology and First World Beaches” a poster presented at the TAMU Pathways Graduate Research Symposium, November 11, 2005, Kingsville, Texas.
University courses taught: (All at Texas A&M University- College Station)
2012-2015 – Part time Lecturer – Department of Geology and Geophysics
Geology for Civil Engineers (2012- 2015)
Engineering Geology (2012 – 2015)
Introduction to Geology (2013 to 2014)
Economic Geology (2015)
While Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography 2004-2011 Graduate lecturer
Geography of Texas (2008)
Geography of North America (2007-2010)
Labs taught – Earth Science (2004-2007)
Graduate School Coursework post MBA
Fluvial Geomorphology, Historical Geography World Systems, Coastal Geomorphology, Coastal Landforms, Coastal Sediment Processes, Coastal Engineering, Processes in Cultural Geography, Human Impact on the Environment, Quantitative Methods in Geography, Applications in GIS, Geomorphology and Remote Sensing, Physical Geography, Plant Geography, Quaternary Geomorphology, Engineering Geomorphology, and Land Change Science
2015 – 2018: Docent Amelia Island Museum of History
1996-1999: Member, Board of Directors, Association of Washington Businesses (State Chamber of Commerce).
1996-1999: Served as petroleum industry representative to the USEPA Region X – Oil-spill Drill Co-ordination Sub-committee.
1994-1997: Actively served on State of Washington Department of Ecology advisory committee that developed the state regulations for design and operation of oil handling facilities in the state.
1989-1999: Board representative Clean Sound Oil Spill Co-operative
1986-1989: Co chairman of committee that developed the American Petroleum Institute recommended practice for design of salt storage caverns for hydrocarbons (API RP 1114)
1985-1986: Member, State of Louisiana Department of Conservation committee to develop safety regulations of intra-state carbon dioxide pipeline
1984: Chairman Southeast Wyoming Oil Spill Cooperative