Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics

Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics

The Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics (CESD) specialization brings together faculty with expertise in coastal hydrodynamics, geo-mechanics, and ecology.

Overview

The Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics (CESD) program brings together students and faculty with interests in coastal hydrodynamics, geo-mechanics, and ecology. The goal is to advance fundamental science, provide solutions for resilient coastal communities, and train the next generation of scientists and engineers to succeed in academic and non-academic careers.

Additional information on the CESD specialization can be found on this website.

About

With nearly 40% of the world’s population living within 100 kilometers of the coast, understanding the dynamics of coastal ecosystems is critical to ensure the resilience of human and natural coastal communities. As coastal ecosystems sit at the interface between marine and terrestrial environments, their structure and stability are driven by complex interactions among hydrodynamic forces, geotechnical properties of natural and man-made substrates, and organisms that biogenically build coastal reefs and wetlands. Thus, advancing knowledge of these systems and developing solutions for sustaining natural and built coastal environments requires multi-disciplinary research.

Students trained in this specialization will be prepared to pursue academic and industry careers in the fields of coastal, environmental, and geotechnical engineering, as well as complementary engineering disciplines, such as mechanics, structures, ecology, environmental science, geology, natural resource management and coastal resilience, depending on their individual interests.

People

Photo of Andrew Altieri Andrew Altieri Assistant Professor
352-294-7748

Office
580C Weil Hall

Photo of Christine Angelini Christine Angelini Assistant Professor
352-294-7815

Office
575H Weil Hall

Photo of Michael Annable Michael Annable Professor and EES Department Head
352-392-3294

Office
216 Black Hall

Photo of Alberto Canestrelli Alberto Canestrelli Associate Professor
617-412-0677

Office
575J Weil Hall

Photo of David Kaplan David Kaplan Associate Professor
352-392-8439

Office
102 Phelps Lab

Photo of Michael McVay Michael McVay University Term Professor
352-273-1835

Office
265J Weil Hall

Photo of Maitane Olabarrieta Maitane Olabarrieta Associate Professor
(352) 294-7812

Office
575G Weil Hall

Photo of Alex Sheremet Alex Sheremet University Term Professor
(352) 294-7811

Office
575E Weil Hall

Photo of Kathe Todd-Brown Kathe Todd-Brown Assistant Professor
352-294-6604

Office
B006 Phelps Lab

Photo of Arnoldo Valle-Levinson Arnoldo Valle-Levinson University Term Professor
(352) 294-7765

Office
558 Weil Hall

Photo of Scott Wasman Scott Wasman Research Assistant Professor
352-273-4609

Office
575I Weil Hall

Photo of Xiao Yu Xiao Yu Assistant Professor
352-294-7754

Office
575K Weil Hall

To view a full listing of each person’s profile, visit the Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics category in our directory.

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