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Lazarus ED (2020) Money beats the ocean, Nature Sustainability 3, 7–8. (PDF by request)

Lazarus ED, *Davenport KL, Matias A (2020) Dynamic allometry in coastal overwash morphology, Earth Surface Dynamics 8, 37–50. (open access: link)

Masselink G, Lazarus ED (2019) Defining coastal resilience, Water 11, 2587, doi:10.3390/w11122587 (open access: link)

Lauzon R, Murray AB, Cheng S, Liu J, Ells K, Lazarus ED (2019) Correlation between shoreline change and planform curvature on wave‐dominated, sandy coasts, Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2019JF005043 (Abstract; PDF by request)

Armstrong SB, Lazarus ED (2019) Reconstructing patterns of coastal risk in space and time along the US Atlantic Coast, 1970–2016, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 19, 2497–2511 (open access: link)

Finotello A, D’Alpaos A, Lazarus ED, Lanzoni S (2019) High curvatures drive river meandering: COMMENT, Geology 47, https://doi.org/10.1130/G46761C.1 (open access: link)

Lazarus ED, Goldstein EB (2019) Is there a bulldozer in your model? Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface 124, 696–699. (open access: link)

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*Armstrong SB, Lazarus ED (2019) Masked shoreline erosion at large spatial scales as a collective effect of beach nourishment, Earth’s Future 7, 74–84. (open access: link)

Lazarus ED, Harley MD, Blenkinsopp CE, Turner IL (2019) Environmental signal shredding on sandy coastlines, Earth Surface Dynamics 7, 77–86. (open access: article)

Lazarus ED, Limber PW, Goldstein EB, *Dodd R, *Armstrong SB (2018) Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones, Nature Sustainability 1, 759–762. (link; or open-access postprint via EarthArXiv)

*Horton AJ, Lazarus ED, Hales TC, Constantine JA, Bruford MW, Goossens B (2018) Can riparian forest buffers increase yields from oil palm plantations? Earth’s Future 6, 1082–1096 (doi.org/10.1029/2018EF000874). (open access: article)

*Horton AJ, Constantine JA, Hales TC, Goossens B, Bruford MW, Lazarus ED (2017) Modification of river meandering by tropical deforestation, Geology 45, 511–514 (). (open access: article)

Lazarus ED (2017) Toward a global classification of coastal anthromes, Land 6, 13 (doi:10.3390/land6010013). (open access: article)

Lazarus ED (2016) Scaling laws for coastal overwash morphology, Geophysical Research Letters 43, 12113–12119 (doi:10.1002/2016GL071213). (Abstract; PDF by request)

*Armstrong SB, Lazarus ED, Limber PW, Goldstein EB, *Thorpe C, Ballinger RC (2016) Indications of a positive feedback between coastal development and beach nourishment, Earth’s Future 4, 626–635 (doi:10.1002/2016EF000425). (open access: article)

Lazarus ED, Ellis MA, Murray AB, Hall DM (2016) An evolving research agenda for human–coastal systems, Geomorphology 256, 81–90 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.043). (Abstract; PDF by request)

Hall DM, Swannack TM, Lazarus ED, Peterson MJ, Gilbertz SJ, Horton CC, Peterson TR (2015) Integrating social power and political influence into models of social–ecological systems, European Journal of Sustainable Development 4(2), 61–76. (open access: PDF)

Hall DM, Lazarus ED (2015) Deep waters: Lessons from community meetings about offshore wind resource development in the US, Marine Policy 57, 9–17. (Abstract; PDF by request)

Lazarus ED, *Armstrong S (2015) Self-organized pattern formation in coastal barrier washover deposits, Geology 43(4), 363–366. (Abstract; PDF by request)

Constantine JA, Dunne T, *Ahmed J, Legleiter C, Lazarus ED (2014) Sediment supply as a driver of river meandering and floodplain evolution in the Amazon Basin, Nature Geoscience 7, 899–903. (Abstract; PDF by request)

Lazarus ED, McGill BJ (2014) Pushing the pace of tree species migration, PLoS ONE 9(8): e105380 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105380). (open access: PDF)

Lazarus ED (2014) Land grabbing as a driver of environmental change, Area 46, 74–82. (open access: PDF)

Hall DM, Lazarus ED, Swannack TM (2014) Strategies for communicating systems models, Environmental Modelling & Software 55, 70–76. (Abstract; PDF by request)

Lazarus ED (2014) Threshold effects of hazard mitigation in coastal human–environmental systems, Earth Surface Dynamics 2, 35–45. (open access: PDF)

Lazarus ED, Constantine JA (2013) Generic theory for channel sinuosity, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110(21), 8447–8452. (open access: PDF)

Lazarus ED, McNamara DE, Smith MD, Gopalakrishnan S, Murray AB (2011) Emergent behavior in a coupled and economic coastline model for beach nourishment, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 18, 989–999. (open access: PDF)

Lazarus ED, Ashton A, Murray AB, Tebbens S, Burroughs S (2011) Cumulative versus transient shoreline change: Dependencies on temporal and spatial scale, Journal of Geophysical Research–Earth Surface 116, F02014. (PDF)

Lazarus ED, Murray AB (2011) An integrated hypothesis for regional patterns of shoreline change along the Northern North Carolina Outer Banks, USA, Marine Geology 281, 85–90. (PDF)

Murray AB, Lazarus E, Ashton A, Baas A, Coco G, Coulthard T, Fonstad M, Haff P, McNamara D, Paola C, Pelletier J, Reinhardt L (2009) Geomorphology, complexity, and the emerging science of the Earth’s surface, Geomorphology 103, 496–505. (PDF)

Lazarus ED, Murray AB (2007) Process signatures in regional patterns of shoreline change on annual to decadal time scales, Geophysical Research Letters 34, L19402. (PDF)

Dethier DP, Lazarus ED (2006) Geomorphic inferences from regolith thickness near the glacial limit, Boulder Creek catchment, Colorado, Geomorphology 75, 384–399. (PDF)


Goldstein E, Lazarus E, Beuzen T, Williams H, Limber P, Cohn N, et al. (2020) Labels for Hurricane Florence (2018) Emergency Response Imagery from NOAA, figshare [dataset], doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11604192.v1 (link)

Matias A, Lazarus ED (2020) Data (Part 2) for ‘Dynamic allometry in coastal overwash morphology’, figshare [dataset], doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.10281902.v1 (link)

Lazarus ED, Davenport KL, Matias A (2019) Data (Part I) for ‘Dynamic allometry in coastal overwash morphology’, figshare [dataset], doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.10259846 (link)

Lazarus ED, Limber PW, Goldstein EB (2018) Data for ‘Building back bigger in hurricane strike zones’, figshare [dataset], doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7108763.v1 (link)

Dethier DP, Lazarus ED (2018) Data for ‘Geomorphic inferences from regolith thickness, chemical denudation and CRN erosion rates near the glacial limit, Boulder Creek catchment and vicinity, Colorado’, figshare [dataset], doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7211759.v1 (link)


Hall DM, Lazarus ED, Thompson JL (2019) Mediated modeling and participatory modeling, in Fath B (Ed) Encyclopedia of Ecology (2nd ed), 2, 129–135. (link)

McNamara DE, Lazarus ED (2018) Barrier islands as coupled human–landscape systems, in: Moore L, Murray A (Eds) Barrier Dynamics and Response to Changing Climate, Springer (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68086-6_12). (link)

Two “vignettes” – online supplemental material that accompanies Bierman P, Montgomery D (2014) Key Concepts in Geomorphology, WH Freeman Ltd: New York.

Lazarus ED, Ashton A, Murray AB (2012) Large-scale patterns in hurricane-driven shoreline change, in Extreme Events and Natural Hazards: The Complexity Perspective, AS Sharma, A Bunde, D Baker, VP Dimri (Eds), AGU Geophysical Monograph series, #196. (PDF)


Whitmarsh L, Reis J, Lazarus E, Egan P, Thomas R, Nash N (2013) “The ‘Strong Roots’ project: the potential for community and town councils to lead action on climate change adaptation” for the Support for Sustainable Living Grant Scheme, Welsh Assembly Government, report.

Murray AB, Lazarus E, Ashton A, Baas A, Coco G, Coulthard T, Fonstad M, Haff P, McNamara D, Paola C, Pelletier J, Reinhardt L (2008) “Geomorphology, complexity, and the emerging science of the Earth’s surface” for the Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, US National Research Council (NRC), white paper.


Lazarus ED, Schaible D (2015) A hidden scale dependency in conserving working woodlands, PeerJ PrePrints 3:e1641, https://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1333v1.


Lazarus ED, “Back for the first time: measuring change at Narrabeen–Collaroy Beach” EGU GeoLog blog [guest post], 8 May 2019.

Lazarus ED, Limber PW, Goldstein EB, *Dodd R, *Armstrong SB, “Intensifying risk where risk is already high” Nature Research Sustainability Community blog [“Behind the Paper” guest post], 10 December 2018. (link)

Lazarus ED (2017) Writing takes work, Nature 550, 291. (PDF)

Lazarus ED, “Ghost research: taking stock of work that disappears” Naturejobs blog [guest post], 13 February 2017. (link)

Lazarus ED (2016) Tracked changes, Nature 529, 429. (PDF)

Lazarus ED (2014) Grabbed landscapes, Geographical Magazine 86 (7), 77. (PDF by request)

Lazarus E, “Maine Voices [opinion]: Bad decisions about shorefront property are no longer excusable” Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine, USA), 30 July 2010. (link)

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