Professor Karin R Bryan

ERI Director, Physical Oceanography

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Toronto, PhD Dalhousie

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Research Interests

I conduct research under 4 themes that are related in their aim of understanding the dynamics of sediments and nutrients in the coastal environments, and how these contribute to controlling state changes in the physical environments. These themes are (1) dynamics of the swash and surfzone; (2) beach morphodynamics; (3) nutrient dynamics in estuaries; (4) tidal inlet and estuarine morphodynamics.


Coastal Zone Management; Environment

Earth Sciences Coastal Processes

Recent Publications

  • Coco, G., & Bryan, K. (2019). New tools for assessing climate change impacts on coastal hazards. Natural Hazards 2018, 20-21. doi:10.21420/KJNM-R522

  • Emami, A., Bryan, K. R., & De Lange, W. P. (2019). Spatial Patterns in Groundwater Seepage and Surf Zone Morphology: Muriwai Beach, New Zealand. Journal of Coastal Research, 35(1), 186-195. doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-17-00180.1

  • Norris, B. K., Mullarney, J. C., Bryan, K. R., & Henderson, S. M. (2019). Turbulence within natural mangrove pneumatophore canopies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124, 2263-2288. doi:10.1029/2018JC014562

  • de Ruiter, P. J., Mullarney, J. C., Bryan, K. R., & Winter, C. (2019). The links between entrance geometry, hypsometry and hydrodynamics in shallow tidally dominated basins. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 16 pages. doi:10.1002/esp.4622

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Contact Details

Room: E.2.13
Phone: +64 7 838 4123