Category: Sergio Fagherazzi
Sergio Fagherazzi and Cédric Fichot join the newly funded NASA Delta-X team to study the future of the Mississippi delta
Professor Sergio Fagherazzi and Assistant Professor Cédric Fichot have joined the Delta-X investigation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to better understand the natural processes that maintain and build land in major river deltas threatened by rising seas. The project will improve models that predict loss of coastal land from sea level rise by improving estimates of how deltas add land—a process that involves trapping sediments and creating organic soils as plants grow. Delta-X will focus on the Mississippi River Delta using instruments on three NASA research aircraft.
A new publication by E&E alum Arnold Fernandes and E&E PhD student William Kearney has been highlighted in Earth & Space Science News. In their article, “Declining Radial Growth Response of Coastal Forests to Hurricanes and Nor’easters,” published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, Fernandes, Kearney, and their colleagues “adopt a dendroclimatic and statistical modeling approach to understand the response and resilience of a coastal pine forest to extreme storm events, over the past few decades.” They suggest their results “can help predict vegetation response patterns to similar disturbances in the future.” Their co-authors include E&E faculty members Michael Dietze and Sergio Fagherazzi.
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Congratulations to Professor Sergio Fagherazzi, who will receive the 2017 JJ Mehta Award for outstanding contributions to the study of cohesive sediment dynamics. Professor Fagherazzi will be honored at the upcoming INTERCOH meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay.
INTERCOH offers an international platform where young, experienced and world leading scientists and engineers can meet and discuss the latest progress in the area of cohesive sediment properties, dynamics and modeling.
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Alberto Canestrelli, a former a postdoc at BU, has joined the faculty at the University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, as assistant professor. During his PhD Alberto worked at BU on sediment transport processes with professor Sergio Fagherazzi’s research group. During his first postdoc at BU, funded by the NSF MARGINS program in collaboration with the University of Washington and the University of Colorado at Boulder, he worked on the morphodynamics of the Fly River Delta, Papua New Guinea, with Professor Fagherazzi. He is currently postdoc at the Pennsylvania State University.
Congratulations to Sergio Fagherazzi on his promotion to Full Professor!
Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi delivers the Christiaan Brunings Lecture at Utrecht University in The Netherlands on January 10. The symposium brings together scientists, practitioners, and managers of rivers and estuaries, with keynotes given by leading international scientists. Dr. Fagherazzi’s talk is entitled “Non-Linear Dynamics Determine the Fate of Salt Marshes.”
William Nardin, currently a postdoc at BU, has joined the faculty at the University of Maryland as assistant professor. During his PhD William worked at BU on delta morphodynamics with associate professor Sergio Fagherazzi’s research group. During his first postdoc, he worked on mangrove dynamics in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam with Professors Fagherazzi and Curtis Woodcock. He is currently part of the NSF National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics 2 Synthesis Postdoc program with UC Berkeley, University of Virginia, and BU.
PhD student William Kearney and Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi publish in Nature Communications
PhD student William Kearney and Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi have published a paper in Nature Communications entitled “Salt marsh vegetation promotes efficient tidal channel networks.”
Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi has received an award from the National Science Foundation entitled, “LTER-Plum Island Ecosystems: Dynamics of coastal ecosystems in a region of rapid climate change, sea-level rise.” The research will be carried out in Plum Island Sound, Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.
PhD student William Kearney and Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi have published “Salt marsh vegetation promotes efficient tidal channel networks” in Nature Communications.