Physical Geography & Geomorphology: River bank exposures in Southland and NW Nelson rivers provided an opportunity to recover organic material for radiocarbon dating of floodplains to establish flood histories at a recent and prehistoric timescale at the top and bottom of the South Island. Eds (Eds.)Fuller, IC., Large, AR., Heritage, GL., Milan, DJ., & Charlton, ME. Reach-scale sediment transfers in the River Coquet, Northumberland, UK: A comparison of two budgeting techniques.
Field of Research Codes Earth Sciences (040000): Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution (040601): Natural Hazards (040604): Palaeoclimatology (040605): Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040600): Quaternary Environments (040606): Surface Processes (040607) Fluvial geomorphology; river channel dynamics; gravel bed rivers; sediment budget; flood histories; alluvial histories; catchment response to environmental change; slope-channel coupling; catchment connectivity; river resilience.
Geomorphology, Hydrology, Ecology: In light of the proposed dam on the Makaroro River, baseline data quantifying natural changes in the geomorphology, hydrology and ecology of the river during the course of 2013 were obtained.
This will provide a yardstick against which dam impacts can be assessed in the event of dam construction as part of the Ruataniwha irrigation scheme.
I arrived at Massey in 2003 having spent 7 years lecturing Physical Geography at Northumbria University (UK), which followed completion of my Ph. at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, addressing alluvial response to environmental change in NE Spain.
Most of my teaching and research is focused on fluvial geomorphology, particularly river channel dynamics and change.
I am co-Director of Innovative River Solutions ( and concerned to apply theoretical subject knowledge to provide solutions to issues of river and catchment managament.
I am also passionate about student learning through the medium of fieldwork and have an active research profile in the arena of teaching and learning.
I serve as a sub-Editor for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
(i) river channel dynamics and interaction with river habitat; (ii) flood histories and catchment response to environmental change; (iii) slope-channel coupling and catchment connectivity.