Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Office: 2209 ECE Building
Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Florence (Italy), 2005
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Florence (Italy), 2008
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Boston University, 2013
My research focuses on the processes that shape coastal environments. I am interested in coupling physical and biochemical aspects, e.g. ecogeomorphology and biogeology. I carry forward my research using mathematical models, laboratory experiments and field work. My current agenda encompasses three main topics: 1) Wetland response to sea level rise, sediment supply and storminess. 2) Coupled dynamics of sediment & biofilms / microbial-mats. 3) Carbonate platform sedimentary processes.
Ecogeomorphology (Fall 2015)
Awards & Honors:
(2014) Luna B. Leopold young scientist award, American Geophysical Union
(2014) Robert P. Sharp Capstone Lecture, American Geophysical Union
Mariotti, G., S. Pruss, T. Perron, T. Bosak, (2014), Microbial shaping of sedimentary wrinkle structures, Nature Geo., 7(10), 736-740.
Mariotti, G., T. Perron, T. Bosak, (2014) Feedbacks between flow, sediment motion and microbial growth on sand bars initiate and shape elongated stromatolite mounds, Earth and Planetary Surface Letter, 397, 93-100.
Mariotti, G., J.T., Carr, (2014), Dual role of salt marsh retreat: long term loss and short term resilience, Water Resources Research, 50 (4), 2963-2974.
Mariotti, G., F. Falcini, M. Guala, N. Geleynse, T. Sun, S. Fagherazzi, (2013), Sediment eddy diffusivity in meandering turbulent jets: implications for levee formation at river mouths, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1908–1920.
Mariotti, G., S. Fagherazzi, (2013), A two-point dynamic model for the coupled evolution of channels and tidal flats, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1387–1399.
Mariotti, G., S. Fagherazzi, (2013), Critical width of tidal flats triggers marsh collapse in the absence of sea level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 110, 14.
2015-2018: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: “Coastal Water Consortium II”. N. Rabalais (PI) + 26 Co-PIs. ($ 261,160 to Mariotti).