Christopher Esposito, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with The Water Institute of the Gulf. He has nearly 10 years of field and modeling experience studying sediment transport and deposition in river deltas. His research is primarily focused on the connections between river channels and their floodplains, a topic which is closely related to channel management and planned river diversions in deltas.
Prior to joining the Institute, Chris obtained his Ph.D. at Tulane University and his Master’s Degree at The University of New Orleans. Before entering graduate school, Chris taught math and environmental education in public high schools. His interest in coastal zone management in Louisiana was sparked while leading students on field trips throughout the Mississippi River Delta.