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Dr Eli Lazarus BA (Geosciences), Williams College, PhD (Earth & Ocean Sciences), Duke University

Associate Professor in Geomorphology

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Eli leads the Environmental Dynamics Lab, focusing on natural and anthropogenic processes of physical change in coastal and terrestrial landscapes. He joined the University of Southampton in 2016.



2016–2019 Lecturer in Geomorphology, School of Geography & Environmental Science, University of Southampton

2012–2016 Lecturer in Earth Sciences, School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

2010–2012 Postdoctoral Fellow in Coupled Human–Landscape Systems, Sustainability Solutions Initiative, University of Maine

2009–2010 Postdoctoral Associate, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University


Visiting Scientist, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED2), St Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota (December 2014)

Visiting Scientist, Ecosystems Modeling Lab, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (2009–2010)




Research interests

Coastal and terrestrial morphodynamics, geopattern formation and self-organization, human–environmental systems, Earth-surface processes in the Anthropocene, complexity science.

Research group

Earth Surface Dynamics

Affiliate research group

Southampton Sustainability Science (SSS)



2014–2015 Strategic Programme Advisory Group (SPAG), UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


Postgraduate-Taught (PGT) Admissions Tutor, MSc Applied GIS & Remote Sensing and MSc Sustainability programmes



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Eli leads and contributes to a number of modules across the BSc Geography programme.

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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute University of Southampton Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus Southampton SO16 7QF

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