UMass Boston

Mark Borrelli

Department:
SFE - Dean's Office
Title:
Hourly Research Fellow
Location:
Science Center, Floor 01
Phone:
617.287.7440

Areas of Expertise

Coastal Geology; Non-Cohesive Sediment Transport; Seafloor Mapping

Degrees

PhD, Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, 2008
MS, Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
BS, Department of Geology, Tufts University, 1999

Additional Information

Mark Borrelli is a coastal geologist. His research interests include coastal sedimentary processes in general and understanding how storms, sea level rise and anthropogenic impacts affect the coast in particular. Recent and ongoing research include mapping the seafloor in shallow (<1 - 10 m) coastal waters, studying bedforms and sediment transport in the nearshore, understanding the morphodynamics of tidal inlets as well as coastal evolution on multiple temporal and spatial scales.

Borrelli is the director of the Coastal Processes and Ecosystems Laboratory (CaPE Lab), a joint research effort between the School for the Environment within the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The CaPE Lab has research vessels and facilities at both locations.

Professional Positions
  • 1/2018 – Present Director, Coastal Processes and Ecosystems (CAPE) Lab, Joint Research Laboratory, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston and the Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  • 2014 – Present Research Faculty, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • 2011 – Present Associate Scientist, Chair, Department of Marine Geology, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  • 2010 – Present Director, Seafloor Mapping Program, Department of Marine Geology, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  • 2009 – 2014 Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • 2009 – 2010 Assistant Scientist, Project Manager: Cape Cod Bay Seafloor Mapping Project Dept. of Marine Geology, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  • 2007 – 2009 Coastal Geologist, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences; Texas A&M University. Duty-Station: U.S. National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division, Lakewood, CO
  • 2003 – 2005 Coastal Geologist, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Boston, MA

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