Sharlene Pilkey


Sharlene Pilkey has been assisting her husband, Orrin Pilkey, in his literature surveys related to his research for a number of decades.  A native of Petersburg, Alaska and mother of 5, Sharlene is an educator and political and environmental activist   Her experience on the Orange County, North Carolina Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board provides a unique context to view the policy aspects of coastal management. Currently she is researching the voluminous latest literature on global change with emphasis on the tribulations with quantitative mathematical modeling and the societal response to sea level rise. She has written a piece entitled "A Toxic Green Wave on the Beach" that will appear in her husband's latest book The World's Beaches currently in press.


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