Senior Fellow and Founding Perry L. McCarty co-Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for Ocean Solutions, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Jeff Koseff focuses on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments, and in particular on turbulence and internal wave dynamics in stratified flows, transport and mixing in estuarine systems, phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems, coral reef and kelp-forest hydrodynamics, chemical sensing in the marine environment, and coastal upwelling processes. Long-term research projects include understanding the transport of mass and energy in estuarine systems such as San Francisco Bay, and understanding how the coral reef systems of the Red Sea and Hawaii and the kelp forest systems of California function.
More recently, at the 2011 Civil and Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony, Koseff received the Eugene L. Grant Award for teaching in recognition of "his continued dedication and excellence in teaching as voted by the students of the Department." Eugene Grant was a long-serving and highly distinguished member of the faculty at Stanford. The award was established by his students to honor his contributions. Koseff also received the Grant Award in 1995.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Stanford scholars discussed sea level rise, extreme events, and other threats to coastal communities throughout the nation and around the world and how best to respond.
By Devon Ryan,
As some of our nation's top aquarium's begin the process of fazing out the use of plastic products Jeff Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University who studies plastics in the ocean, believes the campaign "could make a difference" and that this program is "really about our future on this planet."
By Paul Rogers,
Quotes Jeffrey Koseff and Buzz Thompson, Perry L. McCarty directors of the Stanford Woods Institute, on environmental education and employment opportunities
By Charlotte Alter,
Quotes Jeff Koseff, Stanford Woods Institute co-director, on sustainability merits of new stadium
By Paul Rogerts,