OCCRI Researchers

Title: Associate Professor
Name: Peter Ruggiero
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Education:

PhD 1997 Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering Dissertation Title: “Wave Runup on High Energy Dissipative Beaches and the Prediction of Coastal Erosion”
MS 1993 Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering Thesis Title: “Point Loma Sewer Outfall Stability Tests”
BS 1991 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Theme: 1) Coastal Geomorphology: nearshore morphology, modeling coastal change, large-scale coastal behavior; 2) Coastal Hazards: impact of climate change and variability on coastal change and flood hazards; 3) Nearshore Processes: swash processes, dynamics of high-energy dissipative beaches.

Research Fields:

Climatology
Data Analysis and Statistical Management
Impacts Physical

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

Seabloom, E., P. Ruggiero, S. Hacker, J. Mull, P. Zarnetske, in press. Invasive grasses, climate change, and flood risk in coastal ecosystems. Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.12078.

Ruggiero., P., in press. Is the intensifying wave climate of the U.S. Pacific Northwest increasing flooding and erosion risk faster than sea level rise?, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000172.

Williams, S.J. and 19 others (including Ruggiero, P.), 2012. Physical Climate Forces, Chapter 2 in Burkett, V.R. and Davidson, M.A. [Eds.]. Coastal Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: A Technical Input to the 2012 National Climate Assessment. Cooperative Report to the 2013 National Climate Assessment., pp. 150.

Ruggiero, P., Komar, P.D., Allan, J.C., 2010. Increasing wave heights and extreme-value projections: the wave climate of the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Coastal Engineering, 57, 539-552, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2009.12.005.

Ruggiero, P., Komar, P.D., Brown, C.A., Allan, J.C., Reusser, D.A., and Lee, H.II, 2010. Impacts of climate change on Oregon’s coasts and Estuaries, Chapter 6 in: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (2010), Oregon Climate Assessment Report, K.D. Dello and P.W. Mote (eds). College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.