Stanford Experts

Jeffrey Koseff

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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(650) 736-2363



Jeff Koseff, founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, is an expert in environmental fluid mechanics. His research falls in the interdisciplinary domain of environmental fluid mechanics and focuses on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments. Current research activities focus on: turbulence and internal wave dynamics in stratified flows, transport and mixing in estuarine systems, phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems, coral reef, sea-grass and kelp-forest hydrodynamics, and the role of natural systems in coastal protection. Most recently he has begun to focus on the interaction between gravity currents and breaking internal waves in the near-coastal environment, and the transport of marine microplastics.