Giulio Mariotti


Email giuliom [at] mit [dot] edu

Phone 617.324.3950

Office E25-647


Boston University, Coastal Geomorphology, Ph.D, (November 2012)


My research goal is to understand the fundamental geomorphic mechanisms governing the morphological evolution of coastal environments and to predict their long-term trajectories under different scenarios. My research plan has two main directives: the study of coastal morphology using dynamical-systems modeling, and the coupling between morphology and ecology.


• Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (starting December 2012) • Fellow of the 2011 GFD summer program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA) • Awarded as best student of the Engineering College (University of Florence) for the highest graduation vote achieved in the shortest time during the academic year 2005/2006


[9] Mariotti, G., S. Fagherazzi, Modeling the effect of tides and waves on benthic biofilms, J. Geophys. Res (in press).

[8] Lebovitz, N., G. Mariotti, Edges in Models of Shear Flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (accepted for publications).

[7] Fagherazzi, S., G. Mariotti, (2012), Mudflat runnels: evidence and importance of very shallow flows in intertidal morphodynamics, Geophys. Res. Lett., (in press), doi:10.1029/2012GL052542

[6] Mariotti, G., Fagherazzi, S., (2012), Channels-tidal flat sediment exchange: the channel spillover mechanism, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03032.

[5] Mariotti, G., Fagherazzi, S., (2012), Wind waves on a mudflat: the influence of fetch and depth on bottom shear stresses, Continental Shelf Research, Special Issue: Tidal Flats.

[4] Mariotti, G., and S. Fagherazzi, (2011), Asymmetric fluxes of water and sediments in a mesotidal mudflat channel, Continental Shelf Research, 31, 1, 23-36.

[3] Mariotti, G., and S. Fagherazzi (2010), A numerical model for the coupled long-term evolution of salt marshes and tidal flats, J. Geophys. Res., 115, F01004.

[2] Mariotti, G., S. Fagherazzi, P. L. Wiberg, K. J. McGlathery, L. Carniello, and A. Defina, (2010), Influence of storm surges and sea level on shallow tidal basin erosive processes, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C11012.

[1] Fagherazzi, S., G. Mariotti, J. H. Porter, K. J. McGlathery, and P. L. Wiberg, (2010), Wave energy asymmetry in shallow bays, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L24601.

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