Dr Nicoletta Leonardi B.Sc.Eng., M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D., FHEA

Senior Lecturer Geography and Planning

    Publications

    2020

    A nonlinear relationship between marsh size and sediment trapping capacity compromises salt marshes’ stability (Journal article)

    Donatelli, C., Zhang, X., Ganju, N. K., Aretxabaleta, A. L., Fagherazzi, S., & Leonardi, N. (n.d.). A nonlinear relationship between marsh size and sediment trapping capacity compromises salt marshes’ stability. Geology. doi:10.1130/g47131.1

    DOI: 10.1130/g47131.1

    Sensitivity of Flood Hazard and Damage to Modelling Approaches (Journal article)

    Lyddon, C. E., Brown, J. M., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2020). Sensitivity of Flood Hazard and Damage to Modelling Approaches. JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 8(9). doi:10.3390/jmse8090724

    DOI: 10.3390/jmse8090724

    Impact of Barrier Breaching on Wetland Ecosystems under the Influence of Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise and Freshwater Discharge (Journal article)

    Li, X., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2020). Impact of Barrier Breaching on Wetland Ecosystems under the Influence of Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise and Freshwater Discharge. WETLANDS, 40(4), 771-785. doi:10.1007/s13157-019-01219-x

    DOI: 10.1007/s13157-019-01219-x

    Salt Marsh Dynamics in a Period of Accelerated Sea Level Rise (Journal article)

    Fagherazzi, S., Mariotti, G., Leonardi, N., Canestrelli, A., Nardin, W., & Kearney, W. S. (2020). Salt Marsh Dynamics in a Period of Accelerated Sea Level Rise. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, 125(8). doi:10.1029/2019JF005200

    DOI: 10.1029/2019JF005200

    Divergence of Sediment Fluxes Triggered by Sea-Level Rise Will Reshape Coastal Bays (Journal article)

    Zhang, X., Leonardi, N., Donatelli, C., & Fagherazzi, S. (2020). Divergence of Sediment Fluxes Triggered by Sea-Level Rise Will Reshape Coastal Bays. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(13). doi:10.1029/2020GL087862

    DOI: 10.1029/2020GL087862

    Numerical investigation of the spatial distribution of Escherichia coli in river deltas for different values of river discharge, temperature and irradiation of the water surface (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Matsoukis, C., & Carnacina, I. (2020). Numerical investigation of the spatial distribution of Escherichia coli in river deltas for different values of river discharge, temperature and irradiation of the water surface. H2Open Journal, 3(1), 69-76. doi:10.2166/h2oj.2020.024

    DOI: 10.2166/h2oj.2020.024

    Velocity skew controls the flushing of a tracer in a system of shallow bays with multiple inlets (Journal article)

    Palazzoli, I., Leonardi, N., Jiménez-Robles, A. M., & Fagherazzi, S. (2020). Velocity skew controls the flushing of a tracer in a system of shallow bays with multiple inlets. Continental Shelf Research, 192, 104008. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2019.104008

    DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2019.104008

    2019

    Quantification of the Uncertainty in Coastal Storm Hazard Predictions Due to Wave-Current Interaction and Wind Forcing (Journal article)

    Lyddon, C., Brown, J. M., Leonardi, N., Saulter, A., & Plater, A. J. (2019). Quantification of the Uncertainty in Coastal Storm Hazard Predictions Due to Wave-Current Interaction and Wind Forcing. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 46(24), 14576-14585. doi:10.1029/2019GL086123

    DOI: 10.1029/2019GL086123

    A Stochastic Approach to Modeling Tidal Creek Evolution: Exploring Environmental Influences on CreekTopologies Through Ensemble Predictions (Journal article)

    Li, X., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2019). A Stochastic Approach to Modeling Tidal Creek Evolution: Exploring Environmental Influences on CreekTopologies Through Ensemble Predictions. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 46(23), 13836-13844. doi:10.1029/2019GL085214

    DOI: 10.1029/2019GL085214

    Characteristics of Flow Structure around Cylindrical Bridge Piers in Pressure-Flow Conditions (Journal article)

    Carnacina, I., Leonardi, N., & Pagliara, S. (2019). Characteristics of Flow Structure around Cylindrical Bridge Piers in Pressure-Flow Conditions. WATER, 11(11). doi:10.3390/w11112240

    DOI: 10.3390/w11112240

    Dataset of numerical modelling results of wave thrust on salt marsh boundaries with different seagrass coverages in a shallow back-barrier estuary. (Journal article)

    Donatelli, C., Ganju, N. K., Kalra, T. S., Fagherazzi, S., & Leonardi, N. (2019). Dataset of numerical modelling results of wave thrust on salt marsh boundaries with different seagrass coverages in a shallow back-barrier estuary.. Data in brief, 25, 104197. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2019.104197

    DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104197

    The Impact of Waves and Tides on Residual Sand Transport on a Sediment-Poor, Energetic, and Macrotidal Continental Shelf (Journal article)

    King, E. V., Conley, D. C., Masselink, G., Leonardi, N., McCarroll, R. J., & Scott, T. (2019). The Impact of Waves and Tides on Residual Sand Transport on a Sediment-Poor, Energetic, and Macrotidal Continental Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:10.1029/2018JC014861

    DOI: 10.1029/2018JC014861

    Changes in hydrodynamics and wave energy as a result of seagrass decline along the shoreline of a microtidal back-barrier estuary (Journal article)

    Donatelli, C., Ganju, N. K., Kalra, T. S., Fagherazzi, S., & Leonardi, N. (2019). Changes in hydrodynamics and wave energy as a result of seagrass decline along the shoreline of a microtidal back-barrier estuary. ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES, 128, 183-192. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.04.017

    DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.04.017

    Bridge pier scour under pressure flow conditions (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N. (2019). Bridge pier scour under pressure flow conditions. River Research and Applications. doi:10.1002/rra.3451

    DOI: 10.1002/rra.3451

    Increased coastal wave hazard generated by differential wind and wave direction in hyper-tidal estuaries (Journal article)

    Lyddon, C. E., Brown, J. M., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2019). Increased coastal wave hazard generated by differential wind and wave direction in hyper-tidal estuaries. ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 220, 131-141. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2019.02.042

    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.02.042

    A Numerical Investigation on Tidally Induced Sediment Transport and Morphological Changes with Changing Sea Level in South-East England (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Li, X., & Carnacina, I. (n.d.). A Numerical Investigation on Tidally Induced Sediment Transport and Morphological Changes with Changing Sea Level in South-East England. Geosciences, 9(3), 140. doi:10.3390/geosciences9030140

    DOI: 10.3390/geosciences9030140

    Wave-driven sediment resuspension and salt marsh frontal erosion alter the export of sediments from macro-tidal estuaries (Journal article)

    Li, X., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2019). Wave-driven sediment resuspension and salt marsh frontal erosion alter the export of sediments from macro-tidal estuaries. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 325, 17-28. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.10.004

    DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.10.004

    Fate of cohesive sediments in a marsh-dominated estuary (Journal article)

    Zhang, X., Leonardi, N., Donatelli, C., & Fagherazzi, S. (2019). Fate of cohesive sediments in a marsh-dominated estuary. ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES, 125, 32-40. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.01.003

    DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.01.003

    2018

    A Positive Feedback Between Sediment Deposition and Tidal Prism May Affect the Morphodynamic Evolution of Tidal Deltas (Journal article)

    Zhang, X., Fagherazzi, S., Leonardi, N., & Li, J. (2018). A Positive Feedback Between Sediment Deposition and Tidal Prism May Affect the Morphodynamic Evolution of Tidal Deltas. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, 123(11), 2767-2783. doi:10.1029/2018JF004639

    DOI: 10.1029/2018JF004639

    Uncertainty in estuarine extreme water level predictions due to surge-tide interaction. (Journal article)

    Lyddon, C., Brown, J. M., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2018). Uncertainty in estuarine extreme water level predictions due to surge-tide interaction.. PloS one, 13(10), e0206200. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0206200

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206200

    Salt Marsh Loss Affects Tides and the Sediment Budget in Shallow Bays (Journal article)

    Donatelli, C., Ganju, N. K., Zhang, X., Fagherazzi, S., & Leonardi, N. (2018). Salt Marsh Loss Affects Tides and the Sediment Budget in Shallow Bays. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, 123(10), 2647-2662. doi:10.1029/2018JF004617

    DOI: 10.1029/2018JF004617

    Flood Hazard Assessment for a Hyper-Tidal Estuary as a Function of Tide-Surge-Morphology Interaction (Journal article)

    Lyddon, C., Brown, J. M., Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2018). Flood Hazard Assessment for a Hyper-Tidal Estuary as a Function of Tide-Surge-Morphology Interaction. ESTUARIES AND COASTS, 41(6), 1565-1586. doi:10.1007/s12237-018-0384-9

    DOI: 10.1007/s12237-018-0384-9

    Modelling the Transport and Export of Sediments in Macrotidal Estuaries with Eroding Salt Marsh (vol 41, pg 1551, 2018) (Journal article)

    Li, X., Plater, A., & Leonardi, N. (2018). Modelling the Transport and Export of Sediments in Macrotidal Estuaries with Eroding Salt Marsh (vol 41, pg 1551, 2018). ESTUARIES AND COASTS, 41(6), 1834. doi:10.1007/s12237-018-0405-8

    DOI: 10.1007/s12237-018-0405-8

    Seagrass Impact on Sediment Exchange Between Tidal Flats and Salt Marsh, and The Sediment Budget of Shallow Bays (Journal article)

    Donatelli, C., Ganju, N. K., Fagherazzi, S., & Leonardi, N. (2018). Seagrass Impact on Sediment Exchange Between Tidal Flats and Salt Marsh, and The Sediment Budget of Shallow Bays. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 45(10), 4933-4943. doi:10.1029/2018GL078056

    DOI: 10.1029/2018GL078056

    Dynamic interactions between coastal storms and salt marshes: A review (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Camacina, I., Donatelli, C., Ganju, N. K., Plater, A. J., Schuerch, M., & Temmerman, S. (2018). Dynamic interactions between coastal storms and salt marshes: A review. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 301, 92-107. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.11.001

    DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.11.001

    Temperate Coastal Wetlands (Chapter)

    Pratolongo, P., Leonardi, N., Kirby, J. R., & Plater, A. (2019). Temperate Coastal Wetlands. In Coastal Wetlands (pp. 105-152). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-444-63893-9.00003-4

    DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-63893-9.00003-4

    2017

    Residual flow patterns and morphological changes along a macro- and meso-tidal coastline (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., & Plater, A. J. (2017). Residual flow patterns and morphological changes along a macro- and meso-tidal coastline. Advances in Water Resources, 109, 290-301. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.09.013

    DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.09.013

    Acoustic measurement and morphological features of organic sediment deposits in combined sewer networks (Journal article)

    Carnacina, I., Larrarte, F., & Leonardi, N. (2017). Acoustic measurement and morphological features of organic sediment deposits in combined sewer networks. WATER RESEARCH, 112, 279-290. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.01.050

    DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.01.050

    2016

    Salt marsh erosion rates and boundary features in a shallow Bay (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Defne, Z., Ganju, N. K., & Fagherazzi, S. (2016). Salt marsh erosion rates and boundary features in a shallow Bay. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, 121(10). doi:10.1002/2016JF003975

    DOI: 10.1002/2016JF003975

    Sediment transport in a surface-advected estuarine plume (Journal article)

    Yao, H. Y., Leonardi, N., Li, J. F., & Fagherazzi, S. (2016). Sediment transport in a surface-advected estuarine plume. Continental Shelf Research, 116, 122-135. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.01.014

    DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2016.01.014

    A linear relationship between wave power and erosion determines salt-marsh resilience to violent storms and hurricanes (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Ganju, N. K., & Fagherazzi, S. (2016). A linear relationship between wave power and erosion determines salt-marsh resilience to violent storms and hurricanes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(1), 64-68. doi:10.1073/pnas.1510095112

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1510095112

    2015

    Dynamics of river mouth deposits (Journal article)

    Fagherazzi, S., Edmonds, D. A., Nardin, W., Leonardi, N., Canestrelli, A., Falcini, F., . . . Slingerland, R. L. (2015). Dynamics of river mouth deposits. Reviews of Geophysics, 53(3), 642-672. doi:10.1002/2014rg000451

    DOI: 10.1002/2014rg000451

    Effect of local variability in erosional resistance on large-scale morphodynamic response of salt marshes to wind waves and extreme events (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., & Fagherazzi, S. (2015). Effect of local variability in erosional resistance on large-scale morphodynamic response of salt marshes to wind waves and extreme events. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(14), 5872-5879. doi:10.1002/2015GL064730

    DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064730

    Interplay between river discharge and tides in a delta distributary (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Kolker, A. S., & Fagherazzi, S. (2015). Interplay between river discharge and tides in a delta distributary. Advances in Water Resources, 80, 69-78. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.03.005

    DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.03.005

    2014

    How waves shape salt marshes (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., & Fagherazzi, S. (2014). How waves shape salt marshes. Geology, 42(10), 887-890. doi:10.1130/g35751.1

    DOI: 10.1130/g35751.1

    Modeling Tidal Bedding In Distributary-Mouth Bars (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Sun, T., & Fagherazzi, S. (2014). Modeling Tidal Bedding In Distributary-Mouth Bars. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84(6), 499-512. doi:10.2110/jsr.2014.42

    DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2014.42

    2013

    Effect of tides on mouth bar morphology and hydrodynamics (Journal article)

    Leonardi, N., Canestrelli, A., Sun, T., & Fagherazzi, S. (2013). Effect of tides on mouth bar morphology and hydrodynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118(9), 4169-4183. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20302

    DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20302