My research involves the study of how oceanic and atmospheric forcing drives the circulation and distribution of wave energy within a broad range of coastal systems (e.g., on beaches, coral reefs, rocky shorelines, and in estuaries). In most cases, this work is motivated by the need to improve our understanding of the coupling between hydrodynamics and other key processes occurring in marine environments, such as sediment transport, biogeochemical cycling and spatial ecology. As part of this work, I employ a wide range of field, laboratory and numerical modelling techniques. Major research interests include:

  • Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics
  • Numerical modelling of waves and coastal circulation
  • Coastal sediment transport
  • Remote sensing of coastal systems
  • Benthic boundary layer and canopy flow dynamics
  • Biophysical interactions in marine systems