School of the Environment
Professor Patrick Hesp was born in Hawera, in the Taranaki region, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Massey University in New Zealand, and his Ph.D. in coastal geomorphology at the University of Sydney in 1982. He was awarded a DSc from Massey University in 2013. He has held academic positions in NSW, Western Australia, Singapore, USA, and NZ, non-academic positions in the WA State Dept. of Agriculture, Geomarine P/L, and the Rottnest Island Authority, held visiting professorships and fellowships in South Africa, Namibia, Israel, Holland, China, Brazil, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, and France, and has worked on beaches and coastal and desert dunes all over the world. He is an expert on coastal dune geomorphology, and has published over 200 articles in his career to date.
B.A., Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Degree conferred 1974.
M.A. (Hons), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Degree conferred 1976.
Ph.D, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Degree conferred 1982.
DSc, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. Degree conferred 2013.
1978: Received an unprecedented grant from the Soil Conservation Service of N.S.W. to fund Ph.D research.
1985: Visiting Fellow to the Dept. Zoology, Univ. Pt. Elizabeth, R.S.Africa.
1989: Visiting Fellowship to the Namib Desert Ecological Research Station, Namibia.
1995: Visiting Professor,Department of Physical Geography and Soil Science, University of Amsterdam, Holland.
2001: Awarded Richard J. Russell award by the American Association of Geographers "in recognition of contributions tocoastal geography".
2001: Distinguished VisitorFellowship, Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-GurionUniversity of the Negev, Israel.
2001 - present: VisitingFellow, CECO, Lab. de Estudos Costeiros, Federal Univ. Rio Grande do Sul, PortoAlegre, Brazil.
2007: Awarded the title ofRichard J. Russell Professor of Geography and Anthropology by LSU.
2007: Awarded the LSU Alumni Association FacultyExcellence Award
2008 and 2009: Awarded the title of"Rainmaker" LSU's top 100 research faculty.
2010 and 2012: Awarded Visiting Professorship's to Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géosciences, Dunkerque, France.
2011: Awarded the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award. One of five faculty for "a sustained record of excellencein teaching, research and service".
2011: Fulbright Research Fellow, Fall, 2011
2011: ElectedOverseas Fellow of the PaekakarikiInstitute of Social Scientists.
2011: Visiting Professor toThe National Research Group for Coastal Environment issues (GNRAC - GruppoNazionale per la Ricerca sull' Ambiente Costiero) in Italy.
2011: Awarded the '2011 Secretary's Partners inConservation Award' by the US Department of the Interior for "ArchaeologicalAnalysis of Submerged Sites, Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf" with A.Evans, M. Keith, G. da Silva, and M. Allison.
2013: Appointed Emeritus Professor, Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana StateUniversity, USA.
Aust$360,000 in 2015 from ARC for climate and env history of Cooloola and Fraser Island. J. Shulmeister, P. Hesp and G. Miot da Silva (C.I.'s)
US$440,000 collaborative 3 year grant from NSF (USA). P. Hesp, PI.
: Coastal geomorphology and GIS
|Phone:||+61 8 82013538|
|Location:||Earth Sciences Building (303A)|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|
SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Hesp, P.A., Smyth, T.A.G., Nielsen, P., Walker,I.J., Bauer, B.O., Davidson-Arnott, R.G., 2015. Flow deflection over a foredune. Geomorphology 230: 64-74.
Smyth, T.A.G., Hesp, P.A., 2015. Aeolian dynamics of beach scraped dunes. Coastal Engineering 99: 38-45.
Abhar, K.C.,Walker, I.J.,Hesp, P.A.,Gares, P.A., 2015. Spatial-temporal evolution of aeolian blowout dunes at Cape Cod. Geomorphology 236:148-162.
Bauer, B.O., Hesp, P.A., Walker, I.J., Davidson-Arnott, R.G.D., 2015. Sediment (dis)continuity across a beach-dune profile during an offshore wind event. Geomorphology 245: 135-148.
Hesp, P.A., Ruz, M-H, Hequette, A., Marin, D., Miot da Silva, G., 2015.Geomorphology and dynamics of a traveling cuspate foreland, Authie estuary, France. Geomorphology 254: 104-120.
Ruz, Marie-Hélène and Hesp, P.A., 2014. Geomorphology of high latitude coastal dunes, In: Martini, I.P. and Wanless, H.R. (Eds.) Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarities and Differences. The Geological Society London, Spec. Publications 388:
Hesp, P.A. and I.J. Walker, 2013. Aeolian environments: coastal dunes. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Lancaster, N., Sherman, D.J., Baas, A.C.W. (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 11, Aeolian Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 109-133.
Hesp, P.A., Walker, I.J., Chapman, C., Davidson-Arnott, R., and Bauer, B.O., 2013. Æolian dynamics over a foredune, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms38 ( 1): 1566–1575
Hesp, P.A., 2013. A 34 year record of foredune evolution, Dark Point, NSW, Australia. J. Coastal Research S.I. 65: 1295- 1300.
Bitton, M. and Hesp, P.A., 2013. Vegetation dynamics on eroding to accreting beach-foredune systems, Florida Panhandle. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38 (12): 1472-1480.
Hesp, P.A., 2013. Conceptual models of the evolution of transgressive dunefield systems. Geomorphology 199: 138–149.
Martinez, M.L., J.B. Gallego-Fernandez and Hesp, P.A. (Editors), 2013. Restoration of Coastal Dunes. Springer, 347pp.