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Marc Mokrech, Ph.D.

GIS Lecturer ,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3960
Office: N128


Dr. Mokrech received his Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in 2001 from King’s College, London University. He received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Aleppo University in 1986, and his M.Sc. in Engineering from Cairo University in 1995.

In 2010, Dr. Mokrech joined University of Houston-Clear Lake as a GIS lecturer at the College of Science and Engineering and as a senior research scientist at the Environmental Institute of Houston. Prior to his time at UHCL, Dr. Mokrech served as an assistant professor at UAE University, UAE and then as a senior research scientist and a lecturer at Southampton University, UK.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Mokrech is specialized in Geospatial Sciences with the focus on the following areas:

  • Sea-level rise impacts and adaptation. 
  • Nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation.
  • Hydrology and watershed analysis.
  • small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in ecology.
  • 2D/3D mapping with sUAS.
  • Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) technology.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • ENSC 4037 GIS
  • ENSC 4335 Applied GIS
  • ENSC 4337 Geospatial Technologies
  • ENSC 4336 Web GIS
  • Special topic courses

Research Projects

2023 Upscaling mangrove restoration for coastal hazard reduction in a deltaic environment: prioritizing restoration efforts for nature-based solutions in the Volta Delta
2023 Microplastic distribution and impacts to a wetland dwelling sentinel species with emphasis on public education and future effects of sea-level rise to shoreline habitats
2020 Baseline study of alligator snapping turtle population viability in Texas
2020 Distribution and habitat associations of the western chicken turtle in Texas
2019 Characterization of the Influence of Freshwater Inflow on Trinity River Delta Indicators
2017 Assessment of Shorebird Populations in Galveston Bay Using Conventional and UAV Techniques
2016 Trinity River Delta and Surrounding Waters Atlantic Rangia Population Assessment
2016 Mapping shallow reefs using low-cost side scanning sonar and drone photography systems
2014 Impacts and Risks from High-End Scenarios: Strategies for Innovative Solutions (IMPRESSIONS)
2013 Distribution of Piping Plover on the Upper Texas Coast
2013 Armand Bayou Water Quality Improvement Partnership
2012 Harris County Texas Comprehensive Turbidity Study
2011 Texas Nutrient Criteria Development Support Project
2011 Time of Travel Study at the Mason Park
2010 Climate Change Integrated Assessment Methodology for Cross-sectoral Adaptation and Vulnerability in Europe (CLIMSAVE)
2010 Phase 2 of the Coast Program at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
2008 Regional Assessment of Coastal Flood Risk: a tiered framework for coastal flood risk assessment
2008 BRANCH: modeling habitat loss and developing a GIS-based Archive
2008 Analyzing future implications of climate change and sea-level rise in Mombasa, Kenya
2007 Regis2: Regional climate change impact and response studies
2006 Influence of Climate Change on the Erosion of Beaches and Cliffs