Category: Sergio Fagherazzi
Nardin’s article, “Optimum vegetation height and density for inorganic sedimentation in deltaic marshes,” was published online this past August. The full text is available here.
Nardin works with Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi.
To learn more about Nardin’s work, check out his profile page.
E&E Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi has just received the Augusto Ghetti Prize for Studies on the Venice Lagoon from the Venetian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Italy.
To learn more about Fagherazzi and his work, visit his profile page on our site.
The paper, “How waves shape salt marshes,” is first authored by Leonardi and co-authored by Fagherazzi.
The paper presents both field measurements and a numeric model; the field measurements were largely collected thanks to the students of the Boston University Marine Program (BUMP) during Fagherazzi’s ES 543 Estuaries and Nearshore Systems class.
The article is titled “Modeling Tidal Bedding in Distributary-Mouth Bars” and can be accessed online here.
Publishing with Leonardi is her advisor Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi.
Leonardi is a Ph.D. candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis in coastal geomorphology.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi was at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute this past Friday, May 23, 2014, to give a talk.
Fagherazzi’s primary research interests include geomorphology, hydrology, and coastal and marine geology.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi first authored and Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler co-authored a new paper in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
The paper, “The relationship among hydrodynamics, sediment distribution, and chlorophyll in a mesotidal estuary,” was published in the 144 volume of the journal on May 1st, 2014. The article can be read by clicking the title.
Working with Fagherazzi and Fulweiler are current and former Earth & Environment students G. Mariotti, A. T. Banks, and E. J. Morgan.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi and his students will be in Newburyport, MA today.
They will be presenting two posters and giving one talk at the Plum Island Ecosystem PIE-LTER Site Review at the Parker River National Wildlife Headquarters.
Ann Dunlea and Nicolette Leonardi to give talks as part Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar Series
Graduate Students Ann Dunlea and Nicolette Leonardi will be giving talks tomorrow, April 25th, at 3:30 pm in STO453 as part of the Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar Series.
Ann Dunlea is a PhD candidate working with Professor Rick Murray. Her focus is on Marine Biogeochemistry.
Nicolette Leonardi is a PhD candidate working with Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi. Her focus in on Coastal Geomorphology.
Refreshments will be served following the talks.
Abstracts of the presentations are as follows:
“Paleoceanography of the South Pacific Gyre” by Ann Dunlea
The South Pacific Gyre (SPG) is Earth’s largest oceanic desert due to its low levels of biological productivity. It also has the slowest sedimentation rates of the global ocean. The geochemistry of SPG sediment provides clues to large-scale changes in this vast ocean region and surrounding continents throughout the past 100 million years, including the formation of Australia’s deserts, Southern Hemisphere volcanism, and the opening of major oceanic gateways.
“How waves shape salt marshes” by Nicoletta Leonardi
We used cellular automata simulations and high resolution field measurements of five sites along the United States Atlantic Coast to investigate the erosion of marsh boundaries by waves. Our results justify the unpredictability of erosion events and the possibility of large failures episodes of marsh boundaries despite of a low exposure to wave action.
The article is titled “Repeated erosion of cohesive sediments with biofilms” and was published in the 39th volume of Advances in Geosciences.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi recently was awarded funding for a new grant.
The grant, “Impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Salt Marshes of Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, and Barnegat Bay, New Jersey,” will focus on studying the effects of 2012 Hurricane Sandy.