Mark Stacey

Ph.D, M.S., B.A.S, UC Berkeley, Environmental Engineer, Estuarine Hydrodynamics + Infrastructure Interactions

Mark Stacey is the Lawrence E. Peirano Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC-Berkeley. He received his B.S. in Physics and Political Science and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. His research and teaching focus on environmental fluid physics, with an emphasis on estuaries and the coastal
ocean. In recent years, he has pursued work on the local and regional dynamics of tides and sea level rise, including explicit linkages to infrastructure systems and the communities that rely on them. Analysis of the physics of the interaction between tides, sea level rise and shorelines has demonstrated the connection between local interventions and regional
conditions, and the dependence of local vulnerabilities on regional actions. This work highlights the importance of regional dynamics in establishing a context for local adaptations to sea level rise.