People

The Coastal Morphodynamics Research Group was iniciated by Dr. Amaia Ruiz de Alegría-Arzaburu in 2012, and it is currently formed by technical staff and PhD/MSc Coastal Oceanography students.


Researcher

Dr Amaia Ruiz de Alegria-Arzaburu

Research Scientist (Tenured)
University of Baja California
Institute of Oceanographic Research
Coastal Physical Oceanography

Amaia Ruiz de Alegría-Arzaburu finished her PhD in Coastal Morphodynamics at the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) in 2010 and...


Postgraduate Students

Coastal Oceanography

Dr. J. Adrián Vidal Ruiz

Dr. J. Adrián Vidal Ruiz

Posdoctoral fellow

Seasonal and interannual subtidal sandbar morphodynamics on an intermediate beach (ORCID: 0000-0002-5882-2854)

Angélica M. Romero Arteaga

Angélica M. Romero Arteaga

PhD student (2017-present)

Seasonal variability of nearshore currents related to the effect of synoptic winds

Tadashi Kono Martínez

Tadashi Kono Martínez

PhD (2020-presente)

Morphodynamic modelling of beach recovery capabilities associated with onshore sandbar migration

A. David Gracia Barrera

A. David Gracia Barrera

PhD (2020-present)

Rip-current morphodynamics

Brianda Berenice Soto Aguilar

Brianda Berenice Soto Aguilar

MSc (2018-present)

Effects of a temporary groyne on beach morphodynamics using field measurements and numerical modelling

Beatríz Gasalla López

Beatríz Gasalla López

MSc (2019-present)

Effects of swell-driven storms on the morphodynamics of an intermediate beach in NW Baja California


Technical staff

Academic and associated

BSc Ernesto Carsolio Priego

BSc Ernesto Carsolio Priego

Academic

MSc Julio López Castillejos

MSc Julio López Castillejos

Associated


Graduated Students

Degree Name Date Project
MSc Julio López Castillejos 2013-2015 Sea-breeze dominated sandbar morphodynamics on a microtidal beach.
MSc Mario Arturo Arreola Cortez 2013-2015 Spatio-temporal analysis of the vertical structure of nearshore currents on an intermediate beach.
MSc Jesús Adrián Vidal Ruiz 2014-2016 Seasonal morphodynamics of subtidal sandbars at Playa Hermosa, Ensenada, B.C.
BSc Brianda Berenice Soto Aguilar 2015-2017 Storm-driven morphological variability at Ensenada Beach, B.C.
MSc Mayra D. Martínez Martínez 2015-2018 Morphodynamic characterization of sandy, cobble and mixed beaches at Todos Santos Bay, B.C.
MSc Gemma Desplán Salinas 2015-2018 Rip-current morphodynamics on a mesotidal beach.
MSc Javier González Domínguez 2016-2018 Morphodynamics modelling of rip-current dynamics on a sandy beach.
Lic. Beatriz Gasalla López 2019 Dune dynamics at Ensenada Beach, Baja California, México. Exchange student from Univ. Cádiz (Spain)
MSc Gerome Durand 2019 Dune morphodynamics on an intermediate beach in the northwestern Mexican Pacific coast. Exchange student from Univ. Bordeaux (France)
MSc Martín Francisco Vizcarra Fernández 2017-2020 Subtidal beach morphological variability related to the presence of rip currents
PhD Jesús Adrián Vidal Ruiz 2016-2020 Seasonal to interannual morphodynamics of a subtidal sandbar in an intermediate beach.
MSc Ashley David Gracia Barrera 2018-2020 Spatio-temporal dynamics of rip currents in an intermediate beach and its relation with safety of beach users.

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