Category: Sergio Fagherazzi
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.
Sergio Fagherazzi and members of his research group publish new article in the Journal of Geophysical Research
The article, “Importance of frictional effects and jet instability on the morphodynamics of river mouth bars and levees,” was officially released this past January as part of the 119 volume of the journal.
The article focuses on the study of the formation of land at the mouth of rivers and deltas, a topic, in Fagherazzi’s opinion, of particular importance given the rise of sea levels and coastal erosion.
Along with Fagherazzi, Department of Earth & Environment Post-doctoral Associate William Nardin and former Post-doctoral Associate Alberto Canestrelli are featured as authors on the recently published article.
To see more of Fagherazzi’s work, check out the publication section of our website.
Department of Earth & Environment Professor Sergio Fagherazzi was recently awarded a new NSF grant to study the effect of fertilizers on salt-marsh erosion.
The title of Fagerhazzi’s new grant is “Ecosystem evolution and sustainability of nutrient enriched coastal saltmarshes.”
Department of Earth and Environment Professor Sergio Fagherazzi is in Vietnam this week as part of the Vietnam-United States cooperation program on the Mekong River Delta dynamics.
Over the course of this week, Fagherazzi will participate in in three workshops across the country. Fagherazzi will visit the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in Hanoi; the College of Environmental and Natural Resources at Can Tho University in Can Tho; and the Meteorology and Hydrology Department at Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City.
At each scheduled workshop, Fagherazzi will be giving a talk titled “Feedbacks between vegetation cover, hydrodynamics, and sediment transport in tidally dominated tropical deltas: a remote sensing approach.” The talk focuses on work done by Fagherazzi in collaboration with Department of Earth and Environment Professor and Chair Curtis Woodcock.