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Laura Brothers, PhD

My research focuses on coastal and shelf evolution, and includes regional geologic framework, shallow geohazards and permafrost studies.


Dr. Laura Brothers is a marine geologist at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.  She studies how the seafloor, and the earth beneath the seafloor change with time and major events. From the shores of the Arctic, Gulf of Maine, Mid-Atlantic and to the deep sea Laura has worked in teams that have geologically mapped tens of thousands of kilometers of the seabed using geophysical and advanced imaging data. Laura led the DOI Hurricane Sandy supplemental project focused on defining the geologic framework offshore of the Delmarva Peninsula. She leads the USGS-partnership with the State of Massachusetts to geologically map the State’s inner continental shelf.