Publications

See also my ORC-ID (0000-0002-3986-4469), ResearchGate, LinkedIn, or Google Scholar pages.  Served as research mentor for starred names (*).

Articles In Review

  1. Pearson, S.G., Elias, E.P.L, van Prooijen, B.C., van der Vegt, H., van der Spek, A. & Wang, Z.B. (Submitted 2021-09-30). A Novel Approach to Mapping Ebb-Tidal Delta Morphodynamics and Stratigraphy. Submitted to Geomorphology. [Preprint].

  2. *Bakker, T., Antolinez, J.A.A., Leijse, T., Pearson, S.G. & Giardino, A. (Submitted 2021-08-08). Estimating tropical cyclone-induced wind, waves, and surge: a general methodology based on representative tracks. Submitted to Coastal Engineering.

  3. Elias, E.P.L, Pearson, S.G., van der Spek, A., & Pluis, S. (Submitted 2021-04-01). Understanding meso-scale processes at mixed-energy tide-dominated tidal inlet; Ameland Inlet, the Netherlands. Submitted to Ocean & Coastal Management.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Published)

  1. *van Weerdenburg, R., Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Laan, S., Elias, E.P., Wang, Z.B. (2021). Field measurements and numerical modelling of wind-driven exchange flows in a tidal inlet system in the Dutch Wadden Sea.  Ocean & Coastal Management. [Link].
  2. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Poleykett, J., Wright, M., K. Black, K., Wang, Z.B. (2021). Tracking fluorescent and ferrimagnetic sediment tracers on an energetic ebb-tidal delta to monitor grain size-selective dispersal.  Ocean & Coastal Management. [Link].
  3. Pearson, S.G., Verney, R., van Prooijen, B.C., Tran, D., Hendriks, H.C.M., Jacquet, M., Wang, Z.B. (2021). Characterizing Mixed Sand and Mud Suspensions using Combined Optical and Acoustic Measurements in Estuarine Environments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. [Link].
    • AGU Editor’s Highlight [Link].
  4. *Roelvink, F.E., Storlazzi, C.D., van Dongeren, A.R., & Pearson, S.G. (2021). Coral reef restorations can be optimized to reduce coastal flooding hazards. Frontiers in Marine Science. [Link].
  5. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Elias, E.P.L, Vitousek, S., & Wang, Z.B. (2020). Sediment Connectivity: A Framework for Analyzing Coastal Sediment Transport Pathways. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. [Link]
  6. van Prooijen, B.C., Tissier, M.F.S., de Wit, F.P., Pearson, S.G., Brakenhoff, L.B., van Maarseveen, M.C.G., van der Vegt, M., Mol, J.W., Kok, F., Holzhauer, H., Borsje, B.W., van der Werf, J., Vermaas, T., Gawehn, M., Grasmeijer, B., Elias, E.P., Tonnon, P.K., Santinelli, G., Antolínez, J.A.A., de Vet, P.L.M., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Wang, Z.B., den Heijer, K., van Gelder-Maas, C., Wilmink, R.J.A., Schipper, C., & de Looff, H. (2020). Measurements of hydrodynamics, sediment, and benthos on Ameland Ebb-Tidal Delta. Earth System Science Data. [Link]
  7. *Parodi, M.U., Giardino, A., van Dongeren, A.R., Pearson, S.G., Bricker, J., & Reniers, A.J.H.M. (2020). Investigating Uncertainty in Coastal Flood Risk Assessment in Small Island Developing States. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. [Link]
  8. *Scott, F., Antolinez, J.A.A., McCall, R.C., Storlazzi, C.D., Reniers, A.J.H.M., & Pearson, S.G. (2020). Hydro-morphological characterization of coral reefs for wave-runup prediction. Frontiers in Marine Science. [Link]
  9. Elias, E.P.L., van der Spek, A.J.F., Pearson, S.G., & Cleveringa, J. (2019). Understanding sediment bypassing processes through analysis of high-frequency observations of Ameland Inlet, the Netherlands. Marine Geology. [Link]
  10. Rueda, A., Cagigal, L., Pearson, S.G., Antolinez, J.A.A., Storlazzi, C.D., van Dongeren, A.R., Camus, P., Mendez, F.J. (2019). HyCReWW: A Hybrid Coral Reef Wave and Water Level Metamodel. Computers and Geosciences. [Link]
  11. Giardino, A., *Diamantidou, E., Pearson, S.G., Santinelli, G., & den Heijer, C.K. (2019). A regional application of Bayesian modelling for coastal erosion management. Water, 11(1), 61. [Link]
  12. Pearson, S.G., Storlazzi, C.D., van Dongeren, A.R., Tissier, M.F.S., Reniers, A.J.H.M. (2017). A Bayesian-based system to assess wave-driven flooding hazards on coral reef-lined coasts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. [Link]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Pearson, S.G., Elias, E.P., Roelvink, F., *Lambregts, P., Wang, Z.B., van Prooijen, B.C. (2021). Lagrangian Sediment Transport Modelling as a Tool for Investigating Coastal Connectivity [Oral Presentation]. Coastal Dynamics 2021, June 2021. [URL].
  2. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., de Wit, F.P. Holzhauer-Meijer, H., de Loof, A.P., & Wang, Z.B. (2019). Observations of suspended particle size distribution on an energetic ebb-tidal delta [Poster]. Coastal Sediments ’19, May 27-31, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida. [Link].
  3. Reniers, A.J.H.M., de Wit, F.P., Tissier, M.F.S., Pearson, S.G., Brakenhoff, L., van der Vegt, M., & van Prooijen, B.C. (2019). Wave-and current-related ebb-tidal sediment transport: observations and modeling [Oral Presentation]. Coastal Sediments ’19, May 27-31, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida. [Link].
  4. Rueda, A., Cagigal, L., Anderson, D. Storlazzi, C.S., van Dongeren, A.R., Pearson, S.G., Marra, J., Ruggiero, P., Mendez, F. (2019). Towards A Flood Risk Assessment On A Reef-lined Coastline [Poster]. Coastal Sediments ’19, May 27-31, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida. [Link].
  5. Tissier, M.F.S., *Dekkers, J., van Dongeren, A.R., Pearson, S.G., Reniers, A.J.H.M. (2018). Etude experimentale de la formation de ressauts ondules sur un recif frangeant [Oral Presentation]. Journees Nationales Genie Cotier – Genie Civil, May 29, 2018, La Rochelle, France. [Link].
  6. van Dongeren, A.R., Storlazzi, C.S., Quataert, E., Pearson, S.G. (2017). Wave dynamics and flooding on low-lying tropical reef-lined coasts [Oral Presentation]. Coastal Dynamics 2017, June 12-16, 2019, Helsingor, Denmark. [Link].
  7. Pearson, S.G., Lubbad, R., Le, T.M.H., Nairn, R.B. (2016). Thermo-mechanical Erosion Modelling using COSMOS: A case study at Baydaratskaya Bay, Russia [Paper & Oral Presentation]. 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2016), Oxford, UK. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315375045-34 [Link]

Master’s Thesis

  1. Pearson, S.G. (2016). Predicting Wave-Induced Flooding on Low-Lying Tropical Islands Using a Bayesian Network [Link]. MSc Thesis. Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands. Supervisors: Ad Reniers, Ap van Dongeren, Marion Tissier, & Kees den Heijer.

Other Conference Abstracts, Presentations, & Posters

  1. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., & Wang, Z.B. (2021). Invited Talk: Speaking Simply About Complex Coastal Morphodynamics [e-Lightning Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021. [Link].
  2. Pearson, S.G., Elias, E.P.L, van der Vegt, H., van der Spek, A., van Prooijen, B.C. & Wang, Z.B. (2021). A Novel Methodology for Mapping Decadal-Scale Ebb-Tidal Delta Morphodynamics and Stratigraphy [Oral Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021. [Link].
  3. Pearson, S.G.. (2021). Weird waves cause big trouble on small lands in the middle of the big blue wet thing [Oral Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021. [Link].
  4. *Uphues, C.F.K., van IJzendoorn, C.O., Miot da Silva, G., Pearson, S.G., de Vries, S. 2021). Observations of Coastal Aeolian Sediment Transport in an Active Surface Layer using Tracers [Oral Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021. [Link].
  5. Pearson, S.G. (2021). Where Does All The Sand Go? Simulating Sand Pathways [Virtual Presentation]. European Maritime Day 2021, September 2021. [Link].
  6. Pearson, S.G., Verney, R., Hendricks, H.C.M., Tran, D., Jacquet, M., Wang, Z.B., van Prooijen, B.C. (2021). Characterizing the Composition of Suspended Sand and Mud Suspensions in Coastal Environments using Combined Optical and Acoustic Measurements: Ameland Ebb-Tidal Delta [Oral Presentation]. INTERCOH 2021, September 2021. [Link].
    • 2nd Place – Ray Krone Award for Best Presentation.
  7. Tran, D., Pearson, S.G., Jacquet, M., van Prooijen, B.C., Verney, R. (2021). Characterizing the Composition of Suspended Sand and Mud Suspensions in Coastal Environments using Combined Optical and Acoustic Measurements: Laboratory Experiments [Virtual Presentation]. INTERCOH 2021, September 2021. [Link].
  8. Tran, D., Bocher, A., Jacquet, M., Pearson, S.G., Floc’h, F., Le Dantec, N., Dorval, F., Fromant, G., Vergne, A., Jourdin, F., Crave, A., Lintanf, H., & Verney, R., (2021). DEXMES: A novel cylindrical device for SPM experiments [Poster]. INTERCOH 2021, September 2021. [Link].
  9. McCall, R., Pearson, S.G., Roelvink, F., Antolinez, J.A.A., Storlazzi, C.D., de Goede, R., Scott, F. (2021). Rapid Prediction of Wave Runup and Flooding on Reef-Lined Coasts [Oral Presentation]. Coastal Dynamics 2021, June 2021. [Link].
  10. *van Gorsel, J., Patil, A., Bricker, J., Pearson, S.G., Raby, A., Dassanayake, D., Antonini., A. (2021). Numerical Investigation Of Breaking And Broken Regular Wave Forces On A Shoal Mounted Cylinder [Virtual Presentation]. 16th OpenFOAM Workshop, June 2021. [Link].
  11. Tran, D., Jacquet, M., Pearson, S.G., Verney, R. (2021). Investigating suspended particulate matters from multi-wavelength optical and multi-frequency acoustic measurements [Virtual Presentation]. EGU General Assembly 2021, Online Conference due to COVID-19, May 19-30, 2021. [Link].
  12. *Bertoncelj, V., Leijnse, T., Roelvink, F.E., Pearson, S.G., Bricker, J., Tissier, M.F., van Dongeren., A.R. (2021). Efficient and accurate modeling of wave-driven flooding on coral reeflined coasts: Case Study of Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands [Virtual Presentation]. EGU General Assembly 2021, Online Conference due to COVID-19, May 19-30, 2021. [Link].
  13. Wallinga, J., Goldsborough, D., Witbaard, R., van Prooijen, B.C., van der Spek, A.F.J., Elias, E.P., Lodder, Q., de Boer, A.M., Kooistra, T., Pearson, S.G. (2021). Introducing the TRAILS project: Tracking Ameland Inlet Living lab Sediment. NCK Days 2021, March 2021. [Link].
  14. Pearson, S.G., Verney, R., Hendricks, H.C.M., Tran, D., Jacquet, M., Wang, Z.B., van Prooijen, B.C. (2021). Characterizing the Suspended Sand and Mud Composition on Ameland Ebb-Tidal Delta using Combined Optical and Acoustic Measurements [-]. NCK Days 2021, March 2021. [Link].
  15. Pearson, S.G. (2021). Sediment connectivity in estuaries and coastal systems [Virtual Presentation]. IAG Working Group on Connectivity in Geomorphology, Connectivity Conversations III. January 21, 2021. [Link].
  16. Pearson, S.G., Elias, E.P., Vitousek, S., Roelvink, F., Stevens, A., van Weerdenburg, R., van Gijzen, L., van der Wegen, M., Wang, Z.B., van Prooijen, B.C. (2020). Sediment Connectivity of Estuaries around the World [Poster]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020, Online Conference due to COVID-19, December 16th, 2020. [Link].
  17. Pearson, S.G., Gijon Mancheno, A., Ylla Arbos, C. (2020). Keeping our feet dry and safe from the big water by using lots of very tiny rocks [Oral Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020, Online Conference due to COVID-19, December 8th, 2020. [Link]. [Video].
    • Awarded Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA). [Link].
  18. Pearson, S.G., Elias, E.P.L., Roelvink, F.E. (2020). Following Coastal Sediment Transport Pathways with SedTRAILS [Oral Presentation]. Delft3D User Days – Australian Time zone: Coast, Lagoon and Estuary, Online Conference due to COVID-19, November 10th, 2020. [Link].
  19. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., & Wang, Z.B. (2020). Connectivity: A Framework for Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Transport Pathways in Coastal Environments [Oral Presentation]. IHE PhD Symposium 2020, Online Conference due to COVID-19, October 8th, 2020. [Link].
    • Awarded Best Presentation (Hydraulic Engineering Session)
  20. *Gaido, C., Tissier, M.F.S., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Pearson, S.G., Bricker, J. (2020). Numerical Experiments on Resonant Wave Amplification Over a Fringing Reef [Oral Presentation]. 37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2020, 5-9 October 2020, Online Conference due to COVID-19. [Link].
  21. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., & Wang, Z.B. (2020). Sediment Connectivity: A Framework for Analyzing Coastal Sediment Transport Pathways [‘Hotplot’ Presentation]. Eurocoast Webinar (Hosted by the University of Plymouth), October 7th, 2020.
  22. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Elias, E.P., Wang, Z.B. (2020). Sediment Connectivity: a Framework for Analyzing Coastal Sediment Transport Pathways [Cancelled due to COVID-19]. NCK Days 2020, Texel, Netherlands, March 19-20, 2020.
  23. *van Gijzen, L., Herman, P.M.J., van der Wegen, M., van Prooijen, B.C., Pearson, S.G. (2020). Fine sediment transport pathways and connectivity in San Francisco Bay [Cancelled due to COVID-19]. NCK Days 2020, Texel, Netherlands, March 19-20, 2020.
  24. Lowe, R.J., Quataert, E., McCall, R., van Dongeren, A.R., Antolinez, J.A.A., Buckley, M., Hansen, J., & Pearson, S.G. (2019). Global contributions to extreme sea levels at reef coastlines [Oral Presentation]. 16th International Workshop on Waves, Storm Surges and Coastal Hazards, November 10-15, 2019, Melbourne, Australia. [Link]
  25. Tissier, M.F.S., *Dekkers, J., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Pearson, S.G., van Dongeren, A.R. (2019). Undular bore formation and extreme runup on reef-lined coasts [Invited Talk]. EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, April 7-12, 2019. [URL].
  26. *van Weerdenburg, R.J.A., van Prooijen, B.C., Pearson, S.G., Tonnon, P.K., Tissier, M.F.S., Wang, Z.B. (2019) Exploring the relative importance of wind for exchange processes around Ameland Inlet [Oral Presentation]. NCK Days 2019, Enkhuizen, Netherlands, March 20-22, 2019. [Link]
  27. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Poleykett, J., Wright, M., K. Black, K., Wang, Z.B. (2018). Monitoring sediment transport patterns on an energetic ebb-tidal delta using dual-signature tracers [Poster]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C. [Link]
  28. Pearson, S.G., Tissier, M.F.S. (2018). The Curious Undular Bore [Poster]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C.[Link]
  29. van Prooijen, B.C., de Looff, H., Pearson, S.G., Mol, J.W., de Wit, F.P., Kok, F., Tonnon, P.K., van de Vegt, M., Tissier, M.F.S., Brakenhoff, L., Wilmink, R., *van Weerdenburg, R., Wang, Z.B. (2018). Large-scale field campaign for improving nourishment strategies in the Netherlands – Exploring the effects of wind [Oral Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C. [Link]
  30. McCall, R., Nederhoff, K., Quataert, E., Hagenaars, G., Storlazzi, C., Pearson, S.G., van Dongeren, A.R. (2018). Towards an global forecast for wave-induced flooding on coral reef-lined coastlines [Poster]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C. [Link].
  31. Pearson, S.G., van der Lugt, M., van Dongeren, A.R., Hagenaars, G., Burzel, A., van Zanten, B.T. (2018). Assessment of runup reduction potential due to coral reef restoration [Oral Presentation]. XBeach User Day 2018, Delft, the Netherlands, November 15, 2018. [Link].
  32. Tissier, M.F.S., *Dekkers, J., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Pearson, S.G., van Dongeren, A.R. (2018). Undular Bore Development Over a Laboratory Fringing Reef [Oral Presentation]. 36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2018, Baltimore, MD, July 30-August 3, 2018. [Link].
  33. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Poleykett, J., Wright, M., K. Black, K., Wang, Z.B. (2018). Sediment Transport Patterns on Ameland Ebb-Tidal Delta Determined by Dual-Signature Sediment Tracers [Oral Presentation]. NCK Days Conference, March 23 2018, Haarlem, the Netherlands. [Link]
  34. de Wit, F.P., Tissier, M.F.S., Pearson, S.G., Radermacher, M., van de Ven, M.J.P., van Langevelde, A.P., Vos, T.A., Reniers, A.J.H.M. (2018). Measuring the spatial and temporal variability of currents on Ameland Ebb-Tidal Delta [Poster]. NCK Days Conference, March 23 2018, Haarlem, the Netherlands. [Link]
  35. van Prooijen, B.C., de Looff, H., Holzhauer, H., Mol, J.W., van Maarseveen, M., de Wit, F.P., Kok, F., van de Vegt, M., Tissier, M.F.S., Pearson, S.G., Brakenhoff, L., Wilmink, R., Wang, Z.B. Kustgenese2/SEAWAD – Ameland Inlet Field Campaign [Oral Presentation]. NCK Days Conference, March 23 2018, Haarlem, the Netherlands. [Link]
  36. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Wang, Z.B., *Bak, J.P. (2018). Sediment Connectivity and Exchange in Ameland Inlet [Oral Presentation]. NCK Symposium on Sediment Sorting, January 11 2018, Delft, the Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.15706.03527 [Link]
  37. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Wang, Z.B. *Bak, J.P. (2017). Sediment Connectivity and Transport Pathways in Tidal Inlets: a Conceptual Framework with Application to Ameland Inlet [Oral Presentation]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana. [Link]
  38. Pearson, S.G., van Dongeren, A.R., Storlazzi, C.D., Tissier, M.F.S, Reniers, A.J.H.M, Lapidez, J.P, Tajima, Y. Shimozono, T. (2017). BEWARE: Bayesian estimation of wave attack in reef environments [Oral Presentation]. XBeachX Conference 2017, Delft, The Netherlands. [Link]
  39. Rueda, A., Cagigal, L., Antolinez, J.A.A., Pearson, S.G., Mendez, F.J., Storlazzi, C.D., van Dongeren, A.R. (2017). A Metamodel to Estimate Runup Along Coral Reef-Lined Shorelines [Oral Presentation]. XBeachX Conference 2017, Delft, The Netherlands. [Link]
  40. *Dekkers, J., Tissier, M.F.S., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Pearson, S.G., van Dongeren, A.R. (2017). Experimental Study on Undular Bore Development Over a Fringing Reef [Poster]. XBeachX Conference 2017, Delft, The Netherlands.
  41. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Wang, Z.B. The Influence of Grain Size on Sediment Transport Pathways at Ameland Inlet [Poster]. NCK Days Conference 2017, Den Helder, Netherlands https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14690.12481 [Link]

Invited Seminars

  1. Sediment Transport Processes and Pathways at Ameland Inlet. USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Seminar Series. Santa Cruz, CA. May 22, 2019. [Link]
  2. Postcards from the Field: Highlights from the Ameland Field Campaign. Kustgenese 2.0: de Tussenstand. Rijkswaterstaat [Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management]. Amersfoort, Netherlands. October 16, 2018. [Link]

Datasets

  1. Scott, F., Antolinez, J.A., McCall, R.T., Storlazzi, C.D., Reniers, A., and Pearson, S., 2020, Coral reef profiles for wave-runup prediction: U.S. Geological Survey data release [Link].
  2. Rijkswaterstaat (2019). Kustgenese 2.0 Measurements, Rijkswaterstaat Water-Info. [Link]. Contributed to collection and processing of hydrodynamic and sediment transport data.
  3. Rueda, A., Cagigal, L., Pearson, S.G., Antolinez, J.A.A., Storlazzi, C.D., van Dongeren, A.R., Camus, P., Mendez, F.J. (2019). HyCReWW database: A Hybrid Coral Reef Wave and Water Level Metamodel. Computers and Geosciences, U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7SX6CFQ. [Link]
  4. Pearson, S.G., Storlazzi, C.D., van Dongeren, A.R., Tissier, M.F.S., Reniers, A.J.H.M. (2017). BEWARE database: A Bayesian-based system to assess wave-driven flooding hazards on coral reef-lined coasts: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7T43S20. [Link]

Media Coverage

  1. “’Adaptation’, comunicare i cambiamenti climatici in maniera costruttiva (’Adaptation’, to communicate climate change in a constructive way)” by Amanda Ronzoni. National Geographic (Italia), July 16, 2019. [Link]
  2. Adaptation: Building Barriers & Building with Nature” by Marco Merola. Web documentary/interview, June 6, 2019. [Link 1, Link 2]
  3. Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts” by Roeli Suiker. AGU GeoSpace, November 22, 2017. [Link].