Congratulations Associate Professor Mike Hilton

Associate Professor Mike Hilton has  been awarded a New Zealand honour and is now a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He has received the award for a lifetime service to conservation. He has made significant contributions to coastal management in New Zealand, especially in his area of expertise in sand dune restoration.…

In Press: Last interglacial dunes in Victoria

This paper presents the first ever dated chronology for the series of dune fields and foredunes of the Gippsland Lakes area, Victoria. The authors used ground penetrating radar and luminescence dating to gain a picture of the coastal foredunes through time. A prograded coastal plain formed as a series of foredune ridges 125,00 years ago.…

Official launch: Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program

The launch of the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program was officially announced by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, and the Local member Paul Edbrooke MP. Associate Professor David Kennedy and Dr Dan Ierodiaconou were there to launch the program, which will use the latest drone technology as well…

Post doctoral positions available

These positions are now closed Research Fellow – Coastal Shoreline Modelling (The University of Melbourne) (2.5 years, full time, Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a (Level A PhD entry level $87,415 p.a) plus 17% superannuation) The Research Fellow will conduct research on the embayment/coastal compartment-scale shoreline dynamics using numerical modelling for the prediction of sediment transport…

PhD opportunities in the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Project.

These PhD places are now closed. Along the shorelines of South-eastern Australia, there is concern that a lack of sediment supply, rising sea level and climate change will impact sediment circulation patterns, leading to the destabilization of nearshore-beach-dune systems through erosion, overwash, and backshore transgression. We aim to explore the fundamental interconnectedness that drives shoreline…

Australian Research Council Success

David Kennedy, Ruth Reef, Vanessa Wong, Tom Spencer,  Iris Moeller, Susan Brooks were successful in the latest round of the Australian Research Council discovery program. The role of vegetated foreshores in stabilising Australia’s shorelines. The project aims to improve Australia’s capacity to predict shoreline position of estuarine saltmarsh with sea level rise, identify the role…

In Press: Commentary on Rocky Coast Research

The spatial and temporal timescales of rocky coast research has been integrated in a new commentary: Kennedy, D. M., Coombes, M. A., and Mottershead, D. N. (2017) The temporal and spatial scales of rocky coast geomorphology: A Commentary. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4150. The authors David Kennedy, Martin Coombes and Derek Mottershead identified a…