Edoardo Grottoli


  • Phone+442870123102
  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 146 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Born 22/10/1985 in Fano (PU, Italy)

  • PhD in Earth Science, 2015 at University of Ferrara (Italy)
  • MSc in Earth Science, 2011 at University of Bologna (Italy)
  • BSc in Earth Science, 2008 at University of Bologna (Italy)

Research Interests

Coastal geomorphologist currently working on the morphodynamics of meso- and macrotidal beaches of Northern Ireland. My previous research interests have mainly focused on the storm response of sandy and coarse-grained beaches. My PhD work, broadly based on the morphodynamics of some Mediterranean mixed sand and gravel beaches, allowed to determine better characteristics of fill material for gravel nourishment projects, using an RFID technique to track coarse sediment transport. Recently, I also focused on the sediment interactions between river and coast taking part in a two-years monitoring plan of bed load transport measurements on three rivers and subsequent bathymetric surveys at their river mouths. Within a context of increased human pressure along coastlines, these studies are closely related to climate change topics like sea level rise, increased storminess and their impacts on coastal environment.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Ferrara

Award Date: 31 Mar 2015

Master, University of Bologna

Award Date: 24 Mar 2011

Bachelor, University of Bologna

Award Date: 18 Dec 2008

External positions

Postdoc position, University of Ferrara

1 Apr 201528 Feb 2019


  • GB Physical geography
  • sediments
  • coastal geomorphology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Edoardo Grottoli is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 5 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

  • 146 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article
Open Access
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    Influence of particle shape on pebble transport in a mixed sand and gravel beach during low energy conditions: Implications for nourishment projects

    Grottoli, E., Bertoni, D., Pozzebon, A. & Ciavola, P., 1 Mar 2019, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 169, p. 171-181 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Universal characteristics of particle shape evolution by bed-load chipping

    Novák-Szabó, T., Sipos, A. Á., Shaw, S., Bertoni, D., Pozzebon, A., Grottoli, E., Sarti, G., Ciavola, P., Domokos, G. & Jerolmack, D. J., 28 Mar 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 3, 11 p., aao4946.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Short- and medium-term response to storms on three Mediterranean coarse-grained beaches

    Grottoli, E., Bertoni, D. & Ciavola, P., 15 Oct 2017, In : Geomorphology. 295, p. 738-748 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
    25 Downloads (Pure)

    Short term displacements of marked pebbles in the swash zone: Focus on particle shape and size

    Grottoli, E., Bertoni, D., Ciavola, P. & Pozzebon, A., 1 Sep 2015, In : Marine Geology. 367, p. 143-158 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)


    Premio "Leonardo Polonara"

    Grottoli, Edoardo (Recipient), 20 Feb 2012


  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Membership of network

    Special Issue "UAV Application for Monitoring Coastal Morphology" (Event)

    Edoardo Grottoli (Editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    British Society for Geomorphology (External organisation)

    Edoardo Grottoli (Member)

    9 Oct 2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network