Publications

Publications

 Journal articles

  1. Buckley, M., Lowe, R., Hansen, J., van Dongeren, A. (2015) Dynamics of wave setup over a steeply-sloping fringing reef, Journal of Physical Oceanography, in press
  2. Dandan, S., Falter, J., Lowe, R., McCulloch, M. (2015) Resilience of coral calcification to extreme temperature variations in the Kimberley region, northwest Australia, Coral Reefs, in press
  3. Hetzel, Y., Pattiaratchi, C., Lowe, R., Hofmeister, R. (2015) Wind and tidal mixing controls on stratification and dense water outflows in a large hypersaline bay, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, in press.
  4. Lowe, R., Leon, A., Symonds, G., Falter, J., Gruber, R. (2015), The intertidal hydraulics of tide-dominated reef platforms, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, DOI: 10.1002/2015JC010701
  5. Pomeroy, A., Lowe, R., van Dongeren, A., Ghisalberti, M., Bodde, W., Roelvink, D. (2015), Spectral wave-driven sediment transport across a fringing reef, Coastal Engineering, 98(4): 78–94 (.pdf)
  6. Lowe, R., Falter, J. (2015) Oceanic forcing of coral reefs, Annual Review of Marine Science, 7, 43-66 (.pdf)
  7. Ruiz-Montoya, L., Lowe, R.J., Kendrick, G. (2015), Contemporary connectivity is sustained by wind- and current-driven seed dispersal among seagrass meadows, Movement Ecology, 3(1), 1-14. (.pdf)
  8. Xu, J., Lowe, R., Ivey, G., Jones, N., Brinkman, R. (2015) Observations of the shelf circulation dynamics along Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia during the austral spring and summer, Continental Shelf Research, doi: 0.1016/j.csr.2014.12.013i. (.pdf)
  9. Kelly, S., Jones, N., Ivey, G., Lowe, R. (2014) Internal-tide spectroscopy and prediction in the Timor Sea, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45(1), 64-83. (.pdf)
  10. McMahon, K., van Dijk, Ruiz-Montoya, Kendrick, Kraus, Waycott, Statton, Verduin, Lowe, Brown, Duarte, “The movement ecology of seagrasses”, Proceedings of the Royal Society – B, 281(1795), 20140878 (.pdf)
  11. Jones, N., Patten, N., Krikke, D., Lowe, R., Waite, A., Ivey, G. (2014) The influence of complex topography on planktonic ecosystem function in a macrotidal tropical coastal system, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 149, 96-108. (.pdf)
  12. Falter, J., Zhang, Z., Lowe, R., McGregor, F., Keesing, J., McCulloch, M. Assessing the drivers of spatial variation in thermal forcing across a nearshore reef system and implications for coral bleaching.”, Limnology and Oceanography, 59.4 (2014): 1241-1255 (.pdf)
  13. Buckley, M., Lowe., R., Hansen, J. (2013) Evaluation of nearshore wave models in steep reef environments, Ocean Dynamics, 64(6), 847-862. (.pdf)
  14. Ruiz-Montoya, L., Lowe, R.J. (2014) “Summer circulation dynamics within the Perth coastal waters of southwestern Australia,” Continental Shelf Research, 77: 81–95, DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.01.022. (.pdf)
  15. Zhang, Z., Falter, J., Lowe, R.J., Ivey, G., McCulloch, M. (2013) “Atmospheric forcing intensifies the effects of regional ocean warming on reef-scale temperature anomalies and thermal stresses during a mass coral bleaching,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 118(9): 4600–4616, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20338. (.pdf)
  16. Xu, J., Lowe, R.J., Ivey, G., Pattiaratchi, C., Jones, N., Brinkman, R. (2013) “Dynamics of the summer shelf circulation and transient upwelling off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 118, 10991125, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20098. (.pdf)
  17. Hetzel, Y., Pattiaratchi, C., Lowe, R.J. (2013) “Intermittent dense water outflows under variable tidal forcing in Shark Bay, Western Australia,” Continental Shelf Research, 66: 36–48, DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.06.015. (.pdf)
  18. Falter, J., Lowe, R.J., Zhang, Z., McCulloch, M. (2013) “Physical and biological controls on water column carbonate chemistry in coral reefs: effects of metabolism, wave forcing, sea level, and geomorphology,” PLoS ONE, 8(1): e53303. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053303. (.pdf)
  19. van Dongeren, A., Lowe, R.J., Pomeroy, A., Trang, D., Roelvink, J.A., Ranasinghe, R., Symonds, G. (2013) “Numerical modeling of low-frequency wave dynamics over a fringing coral reef,” Coastal Engineering, 73, 178-190. (.pdf)
  20. Wyatt, A., Lowe, R.J., Humphries, S., Waite, A. (2013) “Particulate nutrient fluxes over a fringing coral reef: source-sink dynamics inferred from carbon and nitrogen ratios and stable isotopes”, Limnology and Oceanography, 58(1), 2013, 409-427. (.pdf)
  21. Pomeroy, A., Lowe, R.J., Symonds, G., van Dongeren, A., Moore, C., (2012) “The dynamics of infragravity wave transformation over a fringing reef” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 117, C11022, 2012JC008310. (.pdf)
  22. Ruiz Montoya, L., Lowe, R.J., van Niel, K., Kendrick, G. (2012) The role of hydrodynamics on seed dispersal in seagrasses, Limnology and Oceanography, 57(5), 2012, 1257-1265. (.pdf)
  23. Lowe, R.J., Ivey, G.N., Brinkman, R., Jones, N. (2012) Seasonal circulation and temperature variability near the North West Cape of Australia, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 117, C04010, doi:10.1029/2011JC007653. (.pdf)
  24. Zhang, Z., Falter, J., Lowe R.J., Ivey, G. (2012) The combined influence of hydrodynamic forcing and calcification on the spatial distribution of alkalinity in a coral reef system, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 117, C04010, doi:10.1029/2011JC007653. (.pdf)
  25. Wyatt A.S.J., Falter, J. Lowe R.J., Humphries S., and Waite, A. (2012) Oceanographic forcing of nutrient uptake and release over a fringing coral reef, Limnology and Oceanography, 57(2), 401-419. (.pdf)
  26. Falter, J., Lowe RJ, Atkinson, M., Cuet, P. (2012) Seasonal coupling and de-coupling of calcification rates from coral reef metabolism and carbonate chemistry at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 117, C05003, doi:10.1029/2011JC007268. (.pdf)
  27. Kendrick GA, Waycott M, Carruthers T, Cambridge ML, Hovey R, Krauss S, Lavery P, Les D, Lowe RJ, Mascaró O, Ooi J, Orth RJ, Rivers D, Ruiz-Montoya L, Sinclair EA, Statton J, van Dijk K, Verduin J (2012) The central role of dispersal in the maintenance and persistence of seagrass populations, Bioscience, 62: 56–65, doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.1.10. (.pdf)
  28. Taebi S, Lowe RJ, Pattiaratchi CB, Ivey GN, Symonds G, Brinkman R. (2012) A numerical study of the dynamics of the wave-driven circulation within a fringing reef system, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-011-0514-4. (.pdf)
  29. Patten, N., Wyatt, A., Lowe, R.J., Waite, A. (2011) Picoplankton (and virus)? depletion by a fringing coral reef community (Ningaloo, Australia)”, Coral Reefs, in press. (.pdf)
  30. Taebi, S., Lowe R.J., Pattiaratchi, C.B., Ivey, G.N., Symonds, G., and Brinkman R.  (2011)  “Modelling nearshore circulation in a fringing reef system: Ningaloo Reef, Australia,” Journal of Coastal Research, 64(SI) 1200 – 1203. (.pdf)
  31. Zhang, Z., Lowe, R.J., Falter, J., and Ivey, G.  (2011) “A numerical model of wave- and current-driven nutrient uptake by coral reef communities”, Ecological Modelling, 222 1456–1470. (.pdf)
  32. Rousseaux, C., Lowe, R.J., Feng, M., Waite, A., and Thompson, P. (2011)  “The role of the Leeuwin Current and mixed layer depth on the winter phytoplankton bloom off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia”, Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.10.010. (.pdf)
  33. Taebi, S., Lowe R.J., Pattiaratchi, C.B., Ivey, G.N., Symonds, G., and Brinkman R.  (2011)  “Nearshore circulation in a tropical fringing reef system,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 116, C02016, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006439 (.pdf)
  34. Wyatt A.S.J., Lowe R.J., Humphries S., and Waite, A. (2010) “Particulate nutrient fluxes over a fringing coral reef: relevant scales of phytoplankton production and mechanisms of supply” Marine Ecology Progress Series, 405, 113-130. (.pdf)
  35. Lowe R.J., Hart, C., and Pattiaratchi, C.B. (2010) “Morphological constraints to wave-driven circulation in coastal reef-lagoon systems,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 115, C09021, doi:10.1029/2009JC005753. (.pdf)
  36. Falter J.L., Atkinson M.J., Lowe R.J., Monismith S.G. (2009) “Short-term coherency between gross primary production and community respiration in an algal-dominated reef flat community”  Coral Reefs, 30(1), 53-58, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-010-0671-9 (.pdf)
  37. Lowe R.J., Falter J.L., Monismith S.G., Atkinson M.J. (2009) “A numerical study of circulation in a coastal reef-lagoon system,” Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2007JC004663. (.pdf)
  38. Pattiaratchi, C.B., Olsson, D., Hetzel, Y., Lowe R.J. (2009) “Wave-driven circulation patterns in the lee of groynes,”  Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.04.011 (.pdf)
  39. Lowe R.J., Falter J.L., Monismith S.G., Atkinson M.J. (2009) “Wave-driven circulation of a coastal reef-lagoon system,” Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39(4), 869-889. (.pdf)
  40. Falter J.L., Lowe R.J., Atkinson M.J., Monismith S.G. (2008) “Continuous measurements of net production over a shallow reef community using a modified Eulerian approach,”  Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C07035, doi:10.1029/2007JC004663. (.pdf)
  41. Jones N.L., Lowe R.J., Pawlak G., Fong D. & Monismith S.G. (2008) “Plume dispersion on a fringing coral reef,” Limnology and Oceanography, 53(5), 2273-2286.  (.pdf)            
  42. Lowe R.J., Shavit U., Falter J.L., Koseff J.R. & Monismith S.G. (2008) “Modeling flow in coral communities with and without waves: a synthesis of porous media and canopy flow approaches,” Limnology and Oceanography, 53(6), 2668-2680.(.pdf)                           
  43. Lowe, R.J., Falter, J.L., Koseff, J.R., Monismith, S.G. & Atkinson, M.J. (2007) “Spectral wave flow attenuation within submerged canopies: implications for wave energy dissipation,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 112, C05018, DOI: 10.1029/2006JC003605 (.pdf)
  44. Falter, J.L., Atkinson, M.J., Lowe, R.J., Monismith, S.G. & Koseff, J.R. (2007) “Effects of nonlocal turbulence on the mass transfer of dissolved species to reef corals,” Limnology and Oceanography. 52(1): 274-285. (.pdf)
  45. Shavit, U., R.J. Lowe and J.V. Steinbuck (2006) Intensity capping: a simple method to improve cross-correlation PIV results. Experiments in Fluids, DOI: 10.1007/s00348-006-0233-7 (.pdf)
  46. Falter, J.L., J. Fleming, M.J. Atkinson, M.M. Bos, R.J. Lowe, J.R. Koseff, and S.G. Monismith (2006) A novel flume for simulating the effects of wave-driven water motion on the biogeochemistry of benthic reef communities. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 4: 68:79. (.pdf)
  47. Lowe, R.J., Koseff, J.R., Monismith, S.G. & Falter, J.L. (2005) “Oscillatory flow through submerged canopies. Part 2.  Canopy mass transfer,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 110, C10016, DOI: 10.1029/2004JC002789. (.pdf)
  48. Lowe, R.J., Koseff, J.R. & Monismith, S.G. (2005) “Oscillatory flow through submerged canopies. Part 1.  Velocity structure,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 110, C10016, DOI: 10.1029/2004JC002788. (.pdf)
  49. Lowe, R.J., Falter, J.L, Bandet, M.D., Pawlak, G., Atkinson, M.J., Monismith, S.G., & Koseff, J.R. (2005) “Spectral wave dissipation over a barrier coral reef”, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 110, C04001, DOI: 10.1029/2004JC002711. (.pdf)
  50. Lowe, R.J., Rottman, J.W. & Linden, P.F. (2005) “The non-Boussinesq lock-exchange problem. Part 1: Theory and experiments,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 537, pp. 101-124. (.pdf)
  51. Crimaldi, J.P., Thompson, J.K, Rosman, J.H., Lowe, R.J. & Koseff, J.R. (2002) “Hydrodynamics of larval settlement: the structure of turbulent stress events at model recruitment sites”, Limnology and Oceanography, 47, pp. 1137-1151. (.pdf)
  52. Lowe, R.J., Linden, P.F. & Rottman, J.W. (2001) “A laboratory study of the velocity structure in an intrusive gravity current”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 456, pp. 33-48. (.pdf)

Conference papers

  1. Bodde, W., Pomeroy, A., van Dongeren, A., Lowe, R., van Thiel de Vries, J. (2014). Hydrodynamic drivers of sediment transport across a fringing reef, Proc of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 14 pgs.
  2. Pomeroy, A. W., Lowe, R. J., Bowyer, C., Zhang, Z., Falter, J., & Ap Van Dongeren, D. R. (2013). The influence of hydrodynamic forcing on sediment transport pathways and shoreline evolution in a coral reef environment., Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2013, Arcachon, France, 12 pgs.
  3. Buckley, M. and Lowe, R. (2013). Evaluation of nearshore wave models in steep reef environments, Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2013, Arcachon, France, 12 pgs.
  4. van Dongeren, A., Lowe, R.J., Pomeroy, A., Trang, D., Roelvink, J.A., Ranasinghe, R., Symonds, G. (2012). Modelling infragravity waves and currents across a fringing coral reef. Proc of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 1(33), currents-29.
  5. Pomeroy, A. W. M., Van Dongeren, A., Lowe, R., de Vries, J. V. T., & Roelvink, J. (2012). Low frequency wave resonance in fringing reef environments. Proc of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 1(33), currents-25.
  6. Taebi, S., Lowe, R., Pattiaratchi, C., Ivey, G., Symonds, G.  (2011) “The Response of the Wave-driven Circulation at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, to a Rise in Mean Sea Level”, Proc of the Coasts and Ports 2011 conference, Perth, Australia, 7 pages,  in press.
  7. Taebi, S., Lowe, R., Pattiaratchi, C., Ivey, G., Symonds, G.  (2011) “Hydrodynamic response of a tropical coral reef to a rise in mean sea level”, Proc of the 8th International conference on coastal and port engineering in developing countries, Madras, Chennai, India, 20-24 Feb, 2012, 14 pages.
  8. Lowe, R.J. (2010) “Dynamics of infragravity waves on fringing reef systems”, Proceedings of the 1st Australian Wind-Waves Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, p. 15-17
  9. Lowe, R.J., Symonds, G., Taebi, S., Pattiaratchi, C., Ivey, G, & Brinkman, R. (2008) “Hydrodynamics of fringing reef systems,” Proc. of the Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas Conference, Liverpool, UK.   
  10. Lowe, R.J, Falter, J.L., Monismith, S.G. & Atkinson, M.J. (2006)  “Circulation in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.”  Proc. 6th International Symposium on Stratified Flows.
  11. Lowe, R.J., Linden, P.F. & Rottman, J.W. (2000) “The flow structure within intrusive gravity currents,” Proc. 5th International Symposium on Stratified Flows, pp. 1117-1122.
  12. Rottman, J.W., Lowe, R,J. & Linden, P.F. (2000) “Non-Boussinesq gravity currents and related phenomena,” Proc. 5th International Symposium on Stratified Flows, pp. 1147.
  13. Lowe, R.J., Linden, P.F. & Rottman, J.W. (2000) “A laboratory study of the velocity structure in an intrusive gravity current,” Proc. of the ASME International Engineering Congress and Exposition – Fluid Engineering Division, pp. 375-385

Technical reports

  1. Reyns, J., Roelvink, D., van Dongeren, A., Lowe, R., Falter, J., and Boruff, B. (2014) “Vulnerability of Coral Reef Protected Coastlines in a Changing Environment”, A report to the Asian Development Bank within the framework of the ADB ‐ UNESCO‐IHE Knowledge Partnership, 109 pages. (.pdf)
  2. Lowe, R.J., Douglas, K., Depczynski, M., Mumby, P. (2012), Ningaloo Marine Park, in Proceedings of the 2011 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank (Stressed ecosystems: better decisions for Australia’s future), Australian Academy of Science.