My research activity is in the area of environmental fluid mechanics, with a focus on the physical processes that govern fluid motions and the interdisciplinary implications of transport and mixing in estuarine and coastal environments.
Ongoing research in my group emphasizes transport and mixing in stratified coastal flows. Specific examples include estuarine sediment transport and the implications for marsh restoration, the dispersion of rafts of vegetation in tidal flows, the dynamics of coastal lagoons, chemical plume dynamics and odorant detection, transport and mixing in thin layers of biological productivity in the coastal ocean, and the connection between small coastal watersheds and the near coastal ocean.
The Environmental Fluid Mechanics at Berkeley page provides more detail about research projects in my group and in those of my colleagues. The broader campus community in fluid mechanics can be found on the Fluid Mechanics at Berkeley page.