Benjamin Horton


71 Dudley Rd,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Room 205c Sea Level Research
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Research Interests

My research concerns sea-level and environmental change. I aim to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Fundamental to this aim is bridging the gap between short-term instrumental records and long-term geological reconstructions and geophysical predictions. To this end, I have developed, tested and validated new methodologies that use proxies to quantitatively reconstruct the rates, magnitudes and spatial variability of past sea level change and the history of earthquakes, tsunamis and tropical cyclones. By applying this approach and simultaneously developing cross-disciplinary collaborations, my work has led to new knowledge, in particular predictive models of coastal change, and has impacted upon important societal and economic coastal problems.

Short History

Dr Benjamin Horton is a Professor at the Department of Marine and Coastal Science of Rutgers University. He has previously held academic positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Durham University, UK. He collected is graduate and undergraduate degrees from Durham University and University of Liverpool, respectively.

Teaching Efforts


Professional Science Writing and Presentation
Is Sea Level Rising (Byrne Seminar)