Orencio Duran Vinent

Research Assistant Professor

Vinent, Orencio

Office: HEB 128
Phone: 979.458.9309

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

  • Eco-geomorphology 
  • Morphodynamics
  • Coastal Processes 
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Sediment Transport


  • Ph.D., University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computational Physics, Germany, Applied Physics, 2007
  • M.S., University of Havana, Department of Theoretical Physics, Cuba Applied Physics, 2003
  • B.S., University of Havana, Cuba, Physics, 2000

Selected Publications

Moore LJ, Duran Vinent O & Ruggiero P (2016) Vegetation control allows autocyclic formation of multiple dunes on prograding coasts. Geology, 44 (7), 559–562.

Duran Vinent O & Moore LJ (2015) Bistability of barrier islands induced by biophysical interactions. Nature Climate Change, 5, 158–162.

Duran O, Claudin P & Andreotti B (2014) Direct simulations of aeolian sand ripples. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, PNAS, 111 (44), 15665–15668.

Duran O & Moore LJ (2013) Vegetation controls on the maximum size of coastal dunes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, PNAS, 110 (43), 17217-17222.

Duran O, Andreotti B & Claudin P (2012) Numerical simulations of turbulent sediment transport, from bed load to saltation. Physics of Fluids, 24, 103306.

Duran O & Herrmann HJ (2006) Vegetation against dune mobility. Physical Review Letters, 97, 188001.