Beach coast      

Research Projects

  • CSIRO Coastal Collaboration Cluster, Theme 2, Social and Cultural dimensions of decision making (Clarke)
  • Coastal shack development in South Australia – climate change assessment (Clarke)
  • MPAs and social networks (Clarke)
  • Coastal dune morphodynamics and modelling (Hesp and Smyth)
  • The Great South Australian Coastal Upwelling System (Kaempf)
  • Flushing of estuaries (Kaempf)
  • Fluid mud flows (Kaempf)
  • Longshore sediment transport and changes in submarine morphology: Brighton Beach, Adelaide, SA. (Miot da Silva)
  • Holocene and recent climate change and Transgressive dunefield vegetation dynamics (Miot da Silva)
  • Flow dynamics and CFD modelling of foredunes and coastal blowouts (Smyth)
  • Flow dynamics and CFD modelling of shipwrecks (Smyth)
  • Designing an ecologically coherent network of MPAs in Northern Ireland (Yates)
  • Bonriki Inundation Vulnerability Assessment (BIVA) project 

Selected Research Grants

  • Defining and controlling seawater intrusion in threatened coastal aquifers, ARC Future Fellowship, 2016-2020 (Werner)
  • Cross-cultural management of freshwater on resource-constrained islands, ARC Linkage Grant, 2015-2017 (Post, Batelaan, Werner et al.)
  • Socio-cultural dimensions of determining MPA effectiveness, Wildlife Conservation Fund, DEWNR, 2015 (Clarke)
  • Longshore sediment transport and changes in submarine morphology: Brighton Beach, Adelaide, 2015-2017 (Miot da Silva)
  • Evolution and climate history of the Fraser Island and Cooloola sand masses. ARC Discovery Grant, 2015-2017 (Hesp and Miot da Silva)

Selected Publications

Complete publication lists are available on the webpage of each member.


  • Dillenburg, S.R. and Hesp, P.A. (Eds.) (2009) Geology and Geomorphology of Holocene Coastal Barriers in Brazil. Berlin, Germany: Springer/Kluwer. 
  • Harvey, N. and Clarke, B.D. (2012) Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. 
  • Kämpf, J. (2009) Ocean Modelling for Beginners. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Kämpf, J. (2010) Advanced Ocean Modelling. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Kämpf, J., and P. Chapman (2016) Upwelling Systems of the World. Springer.
  • Martínez, M.L., Gallego-Fernandez, J.B. and Hesp, P.A. (Eds.) (2013). Restoration of Coastal Dunes. Heidelberg: Springer. 

Journal Publications


  • Clarke, B.D., Thurstan, R. and Yates, K. (2016) Stakeholder Perceptions of a Coastal Marine Protected Area. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 622-626.
  • Dillenburg, S.R., Hesp, P.A., Cecilio, R. and Miot Da Silva, G. (2016) Wave energy as a control on dune development on two regressive barriers in southern Brazil. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 273-277. 
  • Hesp, P.A. and Smyth, T.A. (2016) Surfzone-Beach-Dune interactions: Flow and Sediment Transport across the Intertidal Beach and Backshore. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 8-12. 
  • Hesp, P.A., Ruz, M., Hequette, A., Marin, D. and Miot Da Silva, G. (2016) Geomorphology and dynamics of a traveling cuspate foreland, Authie estuary, France. Geomorphology, 254 pp. 104-120. 
  • Hesp, P.A., Smyth, T.A., Walker, I.J., Gares, P.A. and Wasklewisz, T. (2016) Flow in a Trough Blowout at Cape Cod. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 288-292. 
  • Jakovovic D, Werner AD, de Louw PGB, Post VEA (2016) Saltwater upconing zone of influence, Advances in Water Resources 94: 75-86, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.05.003.
  • Kämpf, J. (2016) On the majestic seasonal upwelling system of the Arafura Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(2) pp. 1218-1228. 
  • Miot Da Silva, G. and Shulmeister, J. (2016) A review of coastal dunefield evolution in southeastern Queensland. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(75) pp. 308-312. 
  • Siadatmousavi, S.M., Jose, F. and Miot Da Silva, G. (2016) Sensitivity of a third generation wave model to wind and boundary condition sources and model physics: A case study from the South Atlantic Ocean off Brazil coast. Computers & Geosciences, 90(Part B) pp. 57-65.
  • Smyth, T.A. and Hesp, P.A. (2016) Numerical Modelling of Turbulent Flow Structures in a Trough Blowout. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 328-332. 
  • Werner AD, Laattoe T (2016) Terrestrial freshwater lenses in stable riverine settings: Occurrence and controlling factors, Water Resources Research 52(5): 3654-3662, doi: 10.1002/2015WR018346.


  • Abhar, K., J.Walker, I., Hesp, P. and Gares, P. (2015) Spatial-temporal evolution of aeolian blowout dunes at Cape Cod. Geomorphology, 236 pp. 148-162. 
  • Badaruddin S, Werner AD, Morgan LK (2015) Watertable salinization due to seawater intrusion. Water Resources Research 51(10): 8397-8408, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017098.
  • Bauer, B.O., Hesp, P.A., Walker, I. and Davidson-Arnott, R. (2015) Sediment transport (dis)continuity across a beach-dune profile during an offshore wind event. Geomorphology, 245 pp. 135-148. 
  • Clarke, B.D. and Menadue, T. (2015) Fit for purpose? Establishing the robustness of EIA screening systems for land use planning using a case study from South Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(3) pp. 538-556. 
  • Fieber, K.D., Davenport, I.J., Tanase, M., Ferryman, J., Gurney, R., Becerra, V.M., et al. (2015) Validation of Canopy Height Profile methodology for small-footprint full-waveform airborne LiDAR data in a discontinuous canopy environment. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 104 pp. 144-157. 
  • Guan, H., McGrath, A.J., Clay, R., Ewenz, C.M., Benger, S.N. and Bennett, J.M. (2015) Effective surface areas for optimal correlations between surface brightness and air temperatures in an urban environment. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9(1) pp. 096059.
  • Hacker, J.M., Chen, D., Bai, M., Ewenz, C.M., Junkermann, W., Lieff, W., et al. (2016) Using airborne technology to quantify and apportion emissions of CH4 and NH3 from feedlots. Animal Production Science, 56(3) pp. 190-203. 
  • Hesp, P., Smyth, T.A., Nielsen, P., Walker, I., Bauer, B. and Davidson-Arnott, R. (2015) Flow deflection over a foredune. Geomorphology, 230 pp. 64-74. 
  • Junkermann, W. and Hacker, J. (2015) Ultrafine particles over Eastern Australia: an airborne survey. Tellus Series B, 67(25308). 
  • Kämpf, J. and Ellis, H. (2015) Hydrodynamics and Flushing of Coffin Bay, South Australia: A Small Tidal Inverse Estuary of Interconnected Bays. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(2) pp. 447-456. 
  • Kämpf, J. (2015) Undercurrent-driven upwelling in the northwestern Arafura Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(21), pp. 9362-9368. 
  • Kämpf, J. (2015) Phytoplankton blooms on the western shelf of Tasmania: evidence of a highly productive ecosystem. Ocean Science, 11(1) pp. 1-11. 
  • Kämpf, J. (2015) Interference of wind-driven and pressure gradient-driven flows in shallow homogeneous water bodies. Ocean Dynamics, 65(11) pp. 1399-1410. 
  • Levick, S., Setterfield, S., Rossiter-Rachor, N., Hutley, L., McMaster, D. and Hacker, J. (2015) Monitoring the distribution and dynamics of an invasive grass in a tropical savanna using airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing, 7(5) pp. 5117-5132. 
  • Morgan, L.K., Werner, A.D. (2015) A national inventory of seawater intrusion vulnerability for Australia, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 4: 686-698, doi: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.10.005.
  • Sebben ML, Werner AD, Graf T (2015) Seawater intrusion in fractured coastal aquifers: A preliminary numerical investigation using a fractured Henry problem, Advances in Water Resources 85: 93-108, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.09.013.
  • Smyth, T.A. and Hesp, P. (2015) Aeolian dynamics of beach scraped ridge and dyke structures. Coastal Engineering, 99, pp. 38-45.