Brian Howes

Chancellor Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences

508-910-6325

508-910-6371

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School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 116A


Education

1974Rutgers UniversityB.A.
1980Boston UniversityM.A.
1984Boston UniversityPh.D

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

General topics of interest and relevance to civil & environmental engineering applications. Topics may include subject matter related to transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, structures design, water resources, fluid mechanics, and/or environmental science and engineering. Laboratory and field exercises may supplement lecture material. Course can be repeated with change of content.

Interdisciplinary estuarine dynamics emphasizing how interactions between physical, biological, and chemical phenomena govern major estuarine processes. The course uses two estuaries as case studies of the types of interdisciplinary problems encountered in marine ecosystems with partial focus on temperate estuarine environments. The two case studies are used to compare and contrast physical, biological, and chemical characterization of estuaries of differing watersheds, tidal dynamics, and geomorphologies. Field and laboratory studies are used to complement the theory taught in lectures and serve as a "hands on" part of the course.

Interdisciplinary estuarine dynamics emphasizing how interactions between physical, biological, and chemical phenomena govern major estuarine processes. The course uses two estuaries as case studies of the types of interdisciplinary problems encountered in marine ecosystems with partial focus on temperate estuarine environments. The two case studies are used to compare and contrast physical, biological, and chemical characterization of estuaries of differing watersheds, tidal dynamics, and geomorphologies. Field and laboratory studies are used to complement the theory taught in lectures and serve as a "hands on" part of the course.

Interdisciplinary estuarine dynamics emphasizing how interactions between physical, biological, and chemical phenomena govern major estuarine processes. The course uses two estuaries as case studies of the types of interdisciplinary problems encountered in marine ecosystems with partial focus on temperate estuarine environments. The two case studies are used to compare and contrast physical, biological, and chemical characterization of estuaries of differing watersheds, tidal dynamics, and geomorphologies. Field and laboratory studies are used to complement the theory taught in lectures and serve as a "hands on" part of the course.

Interdisciplinary estuarine dynamics emphasizing how interactions between physical, biological, and chemical phenomena govern major estuarine processes. The course uses two estuaries as case studies of the types of interdisciplinary problems encountered in marine ecosystems with partial focus on temperate estuarine environments. The two case studies are used to compare and contrast physical, biological, and chemical characterization of estuaries of differing watersheds, tidal dynamics, and geomorphologies. Field and laboratory studies are used to complement the theory taught in lectures and serve as a "hands on" part of the course.

Research

Research Activities

  • $12.5 million Massachusetts Estuaries Project
  • $1 million in related research funding in the fields of wetland restoration
  • Enhancement of natural attenuation and benthic animals

Research

Research Awards

  • $36,732 Harwich cold brook natural attenuation project

Select publications

Ramsey, J.S., H.E. Ruthven, S.W. Kelley and B.L. Howes (2007).
Quantifying the influence of inlet migration on tidal marsh system health
International Conference on Coastal Engineering, 1-14.

Smith, M.P, B.L. Howes and J. Kimball (2007).
Watershed Planning: Securing our Water Future
Water: Managing a Finite Resource, 9, 121-133.

Hamersley, M.R., and B.L. Howes (2005).
An evaluation of the N2 flux approach for measuring sediment denitrification
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 62, 711-723.

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