Dr. Austin Becker

Department of Marine Affairs


Austin Becker, Associate Professor and Chair of Marine Affairs

Prof. Becker and his graduate students and research associates work across the fields of planning, policy, design and engineering. Their research contributes to untangling complex natural hazards problems and the resulting challenges in policy and planning. He teaches Port Planning and Policy, Coastal Applications of GIS, and the Marine Affairs Senior Capstone course.

2020-21 Publications

McClean, E., Becker, A., (In Press). Advancing seaport resilience: Strategies to overcome decision making barriers. Frontiers in Sustainability.

Becker, A., Hallisey, N.*, Bove, G. (In Press). Toward Regional Hazard Risk Assessment: A Method to Geospatially Inventory Critical Coastal Infrastructure Applied to the Caribbean. Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience.

Stempel, P., Becker, A. Rubinoff, P., Fultineer, S., (2021). Beyond the Blue Blob: The Salience and Perceived Legitimacy of Alternative Sea Level Rise Visualizations. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 10.14627/537705008

Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (In Press). Is it scientific? Perceptions of semi-realistic 3D storm surge visualizations. Cartographica.

Becker, A. (2020). Climate change impacts to ports and maritime supply chains. Maritime Policy & Management, 47(7), 849-852. doi:10.1080/03088839.2020.1800854.

Mokashi, A., Becker, A., Corbett, J., (2020). America’s Marine Highway Stakeholders: A System Scale Analysis of Influence in Decision Making. Journal of Maritime Affairs.

Vanceylon, J., Lang, C., Becker, A., (2020). Whatever Floats Your Vote: Understanding Voter Support for Public Port Infrastructure Investments. Maritime Policy and Management. DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2020.1754478

McIntosh, R.D.*, Becker, A. (2020), “Applying Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Weight Indicators of Seaport Vulnerability to Climate and Extreme Weather Impacts for U.S. North Atlantic Ports.” Environment Systems and Decisions. DOI: 10.1007/s10669-020-09767-y

Henry, J.*, Becker, A., (2020). Port Stakeholder Perceptions of Sandy Impacts – A Case Study of Red Hook, NJ. Maritime Policy and Management. DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2020.1729434

Sweeney, B.*, Becker, A., (2020), Port and Marine Infrastructure Engineers’ Considerations of Sea Level Change in Maritime Infrastructure Projects. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE). Vol 146, No. 4. doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000583

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