UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Deirdre Erin Hart

Geography

Fields of Research

  • Coastal and Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
  • Coastal Ecology
  • Coastal Management
  • Pacific
  • Physical Geography
  • Sedimentology
  • Tropical Coral Reef Environments

Researcher Summary

I research physical and biological processes and interactions in coastal environments, including temperate and tropical coastal and rivermouth science and management. Current projects include collaboration with research teams in Australia, Korea and New Zealand. My research approach is interdisciplinary approach, and uses field, laboratory and modelling techniques.

I am passionate about the dissemination of coastal science through education and informed management and have a commitment to engagement with local communities.

I am interested in supervising Masters and PhD projects that align closely with my research interests, including on river mouths, high-energy coasts, mudflats, reef sediments, pocket beaches and coastal hazards such as earthquake effects.

Summary of research interests: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Examining Coastal Systems; Coastal Ecology, Geomorphology, Sediments and Hydrodynamics; Tropical Reef Environments; Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches; River Mouth Lagoons; Coastal Management; Sea Level; Tsunami Hazard.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Understanding mixed sand and gravel river mouth lagoon systems
  • Management strategies for mixed sand and gravel river mouth lagoons (hapua)
  • Earthquake effects on coasts and other coastal hazards
  • Pocket beach hydrodynamics and sediment transport systems
  • Understanding of, and coastal responses to, predicted sea level rise
  • Modelling ocean and algal bloom dynamics in South Korea
  • Quantifying links between low island ecology, sediments and hydrodynamics
  • Improved tropical reef management
  • Understanding biophysical processes in tropical reef environments

Key Methodologies

  • Sediment analysis
  • Surveying
  • Hydrodynamic measurements and modelling
  • Ecological surveys
  • GPS and GIS

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Articles
  • Kain C., Wassmer P., Goff J., Chagué-Goff C., Gomez C., Hart D., Fierro D., Jacobsen G. and Zawadzki A. (2017) Determining flow patterns and emplacement dynamics from tsunami deposits with no visible sedimentary structure. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(5): 763-780. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4020.
Chapters
  • Marsden ID., Hart DE., Reid CM. and Gomez C. (2016) Earthquake disturbances. In Kennish MJ (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Estuaries: 207-214. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Journal Articles
  • Byun DS. and Hart DE. (2015) Predicting tidal heights for new locations using 25h of in situ sea level observations plus reference site records: A complete tidal species modulation with tidal constant corrections. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 32(2): 350-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00030.1.
  • Hughes MW., Quigley MC., Van Ballegooy S., Deam BL., Bradley BA., Hart DE. and Measures R. (2015) The sinking city: Earthquakes increase flood hazard in Christchurch, New Zealand. GSA Today 25(3-4): 4-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/GSATG221A.1.
  • Kain C., Gomez C., Hart DE., Wassmer P., Goff J. and Starheim C. (2014) Assessing topographic controls on flow direction in washover deposits using measurements of magnetic fabric. Marine Geology 350: 16-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2014.01.010.
  • Kain C., Gomez C., Wassmer P., Lavigne F. and Hart D. (2014) Truncated dunes as evidence of the 2004 tsunami in North Sumatra and environmental recovery post-tsunami. New Zealand Geographer 70(3): 165-178. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nzg.12052.
  • Byun DS., Hart DE. and Jeong WJ. (2013) Tidal current energy resources off the south and west coasts of Korea: Preliminary observation-derived estimates. Energies 6(2): 566-578. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en6020566.
  • Gomez C. and Hart DE. (2013) Disaster gold rushes, sophisms and academic neocolonialism: Comments on 'Earthquake disasters and resilience in the global North'. Geographical Journal 179(3): 272-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12028.
Edited Volumes
  • Hart DE., Neale D., Lumsden JL. and Goring D. (Ed.) (2013) Proceedings of Technical Groups Vol. 40: New Zealand Coastal Society 21st Annual Conference. Wellington: IPENZ. 114pp.
Journal Articles
  • Gomez C., Hart DE. and Wassmer P. (2012) Tohoku Tsunami: Understanding the Human Elements of a Coastal Disaster. Coastal News 49: 3-5.
  • Park SY., Byun DS. and Hart DE. (2012) A solution for the correct interpolation of data across regions with abrupt changes in tidal phase-lag. Ocean Science Journal 47(3): 215-219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12601-012-0022-6.
  • Gomez C., Soltanzadeh I. and Hart DE. (2011) The atmospheric impacts of large tsunamis - case study in Java, Indonesia. Coastal News 48: 5-6.
  • Hart DE. (2011) Coastal impacts, dynamics and change: Insights from North Carolina to New Zealand. Coastal News (46): 4.
  • Moghaddam AE. and Hart DE. (2011) Nearshore Currents and Sediment Transport Mechanisms in Pocket Beach Environments. Coastal News (46): 8-10.
Chapters
  • Hart DE. (2009) River Mouth Lagoon Science and Management. In Williams A; Micallef A (Ed.), Beach Management: Principles and Practice (1st ed.): 273-286. London: Earthscan.
Journal Articles
  • Hart DE. and Knight GA. (2009) Geographic Information System Assessment of Tsunami Vulnerability on a Dune Coast. Journal of Coastal Research 25(1): 131-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/07-0960.1.
Chapters
  • Hart DE., Marsden ID. and Francis M. (2008) Coastal systems. In Winterbourn M; Knox G; Burrows C; Marsden I (Ed.), The Natural History of Canterbury (3rd ed.): 653-684. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
Journal Articles Edited Volumes Journal Articles
  • Hart DE. (2007) International Coastal Symposium Review. Coastal News 35: 7.
  • Hart DE. (2007) River-mouth lagoon dynamics on mixed sand and gravel barrier coasts. Journal of Coastal Research (SPEC. ISSUE 50): 927-931.
  • Langley RJ. and Hart DE. (2007) A Coastal Scenic Assessment of the North Canterbury Coast. Coastal News 34: 1-3.
  • Woodroffe CD., Samosorn B., Hua Q. and Hart DE. (2007) Incremental accretion of a sandy reef island over the past 3000 years indicated by component-specific radiocarbon dating. Geophysical Research Letters 34(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006GL028875.
Edited Volumes
  • Hart DE., Kirk RM., Hicks DM., Cope JM. and Hawtin SV. (Ed.) (2006) Living on the Edge: Coastal Sustainability. Proceedings of the New Zealand Coastal Society Conference, Kaikoura 2006. Hamilton: New Zealand Coastal Society. 44pp.
Journal Articles
  • Byun DS., Cho YK., Huh IA. and Hart DE. (2005) Runoff-induced vertical thermal dynamics in a canyon-shaped reservoir during the summer monsoon. Marine and Freshwater Research 56(7): 959-968. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF04285.
  • Byun DS., Xiao HW., Hart DE. and Cho YK. (2005) Modeling the effect of freshwater inflows on the development of spring blooms in an estuarine embayment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 65(1-2): 351-360. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2005.06.012.
  • Brander RW., Kench PS. and Hart D. (2004) Spatial and temporal variations in wave characteristics across a reef platform, Warraber Island, Torres Strait, Australia. Marine Geology 207(1-4): 169-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2004.03.014.
  • Kelly D., Hart DE. and Allen RB. (2001) Evaluating the wind pollination benefits of mast seeding. Ecology 82(1): 117-126.
  • Kelly D., Hart DE. and Allen RB. (2001) Evaluating the wind pollination benefits of mast seeding. Ecology 82(1): 117-126.
Reports
  • Allen J., Davis C., Giovinazzi S., Hart DE., Cochrane T., Deam B., De Pascale G., Hicks M., Holland D. and Hughes M. (2014) Geotechnical & flooding reconnaissance of the 2014 March flood event post 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, New Zealand. In Report No. GEER035, GEER Association. Commissioned by Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association. 134pp. http://www.geerassociation.org/GEER_Post%20EQ%20Reports/Christchurch_Flood_2014/index.html.
  • Hart DE. (2013) Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour sedimentation and circulation. In Integrated Coastal Research Group Report 01/13 and Environment Canterbury Technical Report R13/65, Commissioned by Environment Canterbury. 144pp.
  • Hart DE. and de Villiers M. (2012) Examining the effects of the February 2010 far-field tsunami on the seabed sediments of Akaroa Harbour. In Integrated Coastal Research Group Report 01/12, Commissioned by Canterbury Regional Council. 33pp.
  • Taylor GF., Marsden IF. and Hart DE. (2012) Management of vehicle and horse users on sand beaches: Implications for shellfish populations. In Estuarine Research Report 41, Commissioned by Canterbury Regional Council. 56pp.
  • Hart DE. (2009) Proposed deepening and extension of the Lyttelton Port navigation channel: Review of hydrodynamic and sediment evidence.Lyttelton Port Company. Commissioned by Lyttelton Port Company. 42pp.
  • Hart DE., Todd DJ., Nation TE. and McWilliams ZA. (2009) Coastal Research Report 01/ECan Report 09/44: Upper Akaroa Harbour Seabed Bathymetry and Soft Sediments: A Baseline Mapping Study.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury. 72pp.
  • Alexander DJ., Hart DE. and Marsden ID. (2008) Evaluation and Development of Techniques to Map Macroalgae in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai. Estuarine Research Report 35.Commissioned by Avon-Heathcote Estuary Trust, Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury. 84pp.
  • Hart DE., Marsden ID., Todd DJ. and de Vries WJ. (2008) Mapping of the Bathymetry, Soft Sediments, and Biota of the Seabed of Upper Lyttelton Harbour.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury. 59pp.
  • Jupp KL., Partridge TR., Hart DE. and Marsden ID. (2007) Ecology of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary: Comparative Salt Marsh Survey 2006-2007. Estuarine Research Report 34.University of Canterbury. Commissioned by Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. 79pp. http://www.estuary.org.nz/pdfs/jupp-report.pdf.
  • Hart DE. (2005) Coastal Assessment of Warraber Island, Torres Strait, Australia.Commissioned by Warraber island Community Council. 60pp.
  • Hart DE. (2004) Sedimentation in the Upper Lyttelton Harbour.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury. 18pp.
  • Hart DE. and Single MB. (2004) Evolution, dynamics and management of Waikoriri Lagoon, Boldhead, Westland, New Zealand.Commissioned by Westland District Council. 23pp.
  • Hart DE. (2000) Review of existing sea-level change studies. In: Harvey, N., Hart, D.E. and James, C. Preliminary investigations of sea-level change and coastal management in Oceania.Commissioned by Environment Australia. 5-46.
  • Allan JC., Kirk RM., Hemmingsen M. and Hart D. (1999) Coastal Processes in Southern Pegasus Bay: A Review.Commissioned by Canterbury Regional Council and Woodward-Clyde New Zealand Ltd. 91pp.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Hume T., Gerbeaux P., Hart DE., Kettles H. and Neale D. (2016) A typology for New Zealand's coastal hydrosystems. Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society Annual Conference, 16-18 Nov 2016. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Coastal Society Annual Conference
  • McSweeney SL., Hart DE., Todd DJ. and Kennedy DM. (2016) Changes in the frequency and duration of closures of the opihi hapua following construction of the Opuha Dam. In Journal of Coastal Research 1(75): 88-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI75-018.1.
  • Cavalieri F., Franchin P., Ko SY., Giovinazzi S. and Hart DE. (2015) Probabilistic assessment of Increased Flooding Vulnerability in Christchurch city after the Canterbury 2010-2011 earthquake sequence, New Zealand. In 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015
  • Davis CA., Giovinazzi S. and Hart DE. (2015) Liquefaction Induced Flooding in Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE), 1-4 Nov 2015. In 6ICEGE Proceedings: 6pp.
  • Hart DE., Byun DS., Giovinazzi S., Hughes MW. and Gomez C. (2015) Relative sea level changes on a seismically active urban coast: Observations from laboratory Christchurch. In Australian Coasts and Ports 2015 Conference: 384-390.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Gomez C., Hart DE. and Stevenson J. (2013) Capturing Patterns of Forced and Voluntary, Planned and Spontaneous Mobility in the Wake of Disasters. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: 4th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium Researching Mobilities, 13-15 Jun 2013
  • Hart D. and Gomez C. (2013) Reclaimed land: modern coastal disasters in the making via historical roots. Hokitika, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society 21st Annual Conference: The coast: rough around the edges, 20-22 Nov 2013
  • Hart DE. (2013) Can we make coastal cities more disaster resilient? Problems and lessons from Christchurch post quake. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: CEISMIC Contestable Fund Mini-Conference, 5-5 Jun 2013
  • Hart DE. (2013) Coastal multihazard cascades: How 12 seconds can reset baselines and trigger decades of coastal system adjustment. Paris, France: 8th International Conference (IAG) on Geomorphology, 27-31 Aug 2013
  • Hart DE. (2013) Earthquake coastal and river multi-hazard cascades: How Canterbury's non-seismic hazard baselines were reset & decades of fluvial, coastal & lifelines systems change occurred in seconds. Multihazards Workshop. NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Lifelines Week 2013, 2-6 Dec 2013
  • Hart DE., Gomez C., Wassmer P., Brosnan M. and Bealing P. (2013) Coastal Quakes: Using global datasets to expose an underrated hazard. Paris, France: 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, 27-31 Aug 2013
  • Hume T., Gerbeaux P., Neale D., Hart DE., Kettles H. and Green M. (2013) A typology of New Zealand's coastal hydrosystems for management purposes. Hokitika, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society 21st Annual Conference: The coast: rough around the edges, 20-22 Nov 2013
  • Kain CL., Gomez C., Hart DE., Wassmer P. and Starheim C. (2013) River channels for high-energy coastal events. Paris, France: 8th International Conference (IAG) on Geomorphology, 27-31 Aug 2013
  • Gomez C. and Hart D. (2012) How Hazard Planners Created the Tohoku Catastrophe. Christchurch, New Zealand: 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, 21-22 Aug 2012
  • Gomez C., Hart D. and Wassmer P. (2012) How Japan planned its way into the 2011 Tohoku Disaster. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, 21-22 Aug 2012
  • Hart DE., Gomez C. and Kelland E. (2012) Christchurch's Coastal and River Quakes: Implications for disaster resilience in New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Earthquake Research Forum, 5-5 Jun 2012
  • Hart DE., Gomez C., Kelland E. and Wassmer P. (2012) Earth Quakes - Coastal & River Disasters. Christchurch, New Zealand: 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, 20-20 Aug 2012
  • Hart DE., Gomez C., Kirk RM., Hughes MW., Kelland E., Wood GV., Davis CA. and Giovinazzi S. (2012) Coastal quakes: New Zealand's underrated hazard complex. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society Annual Conference (NZCS), 14-16 Nov 2012
  • Hughes M., Swaffield S., Hart D., Kirk B. and Cubrinovski M. (2012) Sea-level rise in Christchurch, New Zealand: Envisioning synergistic climate-seismic risks and exploring alternative futures in dynamic coastal landscapes. Wellington, New Zealand: 4th Digital Earth Summit, 2-4 Sep 2012
  • Kain C., Gomez C. and Hart DE. (2012) Impacts of tsunami on Banks Peninsula: Sedimentary signatures of previous events. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society Annual Conference (NZCS), 14-16 Nov 2012
  • Moghaddam AE., Hart DE., Zawar-Reza P. and Single M. (2012) What features make pocket beaches unique in terms of coastal processes. Orlando, FL, USA: International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, 4-7 Nov 2012
  • Wood GV. and Hart DE. (2012) Old lessons for new earthquakes? Napier, New Zealand: New Zealand Geographical Society Conference (NZGS), 3-6 Dec 2012
  • Hart DE. and Gomez C. (2011) Can we Make New Zealand Coastal Management more Disaster Resilient? Problems and Lessons from Christchurch Post-quake. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society 19th Annual Conference 2011, 7-9 Nov 2011
  • Hart DE. and Gomez C. (2011) Can we make NZ’s coast more disaster resilient? Problems & lessons from Christchurch post-quake. Nelson, New Zealand: 19th Annual New Zealand Coastal Society Conference, 7-7 Nov 2011
  • Kain C., Hart DE., Gomez C. and Johnston D. (2011) A history of tsunami in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society 19th Annual Conference 2011, 7-9 Nov 2011
  • Moghaddam AE., Hart DE. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Relationships between bay characteristics and shoreline curvature in pocket and embayed beaches. Wollongong, Australia: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, 3-3 Jul 2011
  • Moghaddam AE., Hart DE. and Zawar-Rezar P. (2011) Predicting headland-enclosed beach shorelines: Can we use the parabolic shape equation. Nelson, New Zealand: 19th Annual New Zealand Coastal Society Conference, 7-7 Nov 2011
  • Taylor GF., Marsden ID. and Hart DE. (2011) Shellfish protection vs. recreational vehicle use: Management implications from a study in Pegasus Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand. Coffs Harbour, Australia: 20th NSW Coastal Conference, 8-11 Nov 2011
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Hart DE. (2009) Morphodynamics of Non-Estuarine Rivermouth Lagoons on High-Energy Coasts. Lisbon, Portugal: 10th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2009), 13-18 Apr 2009. In Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 56(2): 1355-1359.
  • Hart DE. (2009) The maintenance of reef islands. Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, 7-11 Jul 2009. In Proceedings: 409-413.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Hart DE. and Knight GA. (2009) Geographic information system assessment of tsunami vulnerability on a dune coast.
  • Kain CL. and Hart DE. (2009) Past, present and future evolution of coastal lagoons, Westland, New Zealand.
  • Hart DE. (2008) The Origins and Fate of Reef Island Sediments. Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, 7-11 Jul 2008
  • Idrus R., Hart D. and Pawson E. (2008) Examining The Persistence Of Coral Reefs Destruction. Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, 7-11 Jul 2008
  • Wheeler J., Cochrane T., O'Sullivan A. and Hart D. (2008) Hydrodynamic Modelling and Quantification of Available Habitat in Constructed Wetland Wildlife Reserves. Auckland, New Zealand: 5th Asia-Pacific DHI Software Conference, 16-18 Mar 2008
  • Wheeler J., Cochrane T., O'Sullivan A. and Hart D. (2008) Hydrodynamic Modelling and Quantification of Available Habitat in Constructed Wetland Wildlife Reserves. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: 3rd National Wetland Restoration Symposium, 14-16 Feb 2008
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Hart DE. (2007) River-mouth lagoon dynamics on mixed sand and gravel barrier coasts. Gold Coast, Australia: International Coastal Symposium (ICS2007), 16-20 Apr 2007. In Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 50: 927-931.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Hart DE. (2006) Modelling reef platform carbonate and sediment production. Taipa Bay, Northland, New Zealand: 12th Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Inc, 12-17 Feb 2006
  • Hart DE. (2005) Evolution, dynamics and management of hapua-type river mouth lagoons on the East and West Coasts, South Island, New Zealand. Tutukaka, Northland: NZ Coastal Society Conference, 12 Oct 2005
  • Williams AT. and Hart DE. (2005) Coastal scenery and fuzzy logic. Tutukaka, Northland: New Zealand Coastal Society Conference, 12 Oct 2005
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Hart D. (2003) The Importance of Sea-Level in an Inter-Tidal Reef Platform System, Warraber Island, Torres Strait. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Geographical Society 22nd Conference, 6 Jul 2003. In Windows on a Changing World: Proceedings of the 22nd New Zealand Geographical Society Conference 22: 77-81.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Hart DE. (2003) Predicting adjustments to sea-level change in an inter-tidal reef platform system. Auckland, New Zealand: Joint Australian and New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, 9 Jul 2003
  • Hart DE. (2002) Ecology, hydrodynamics and sedimentology of the Warraber Reef System, Torres Strait, Australia. Cambridge University, UK: International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) Symposium, 4 Sep 2002
  • Hart DE. (2001) Dynamics of the Ashburton Mixed Sand and Gravel River Mouth Lagoon. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Joint Institute of Austraian Geographers and New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, 29 Jan 2001
Other
  • Gomez C. and Hart D. (2011) A new technique for examining palaeotsunamis arrives on New Zealand shores: the Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility. Coastal News 47: 7-8. [Magazine article].
  • Hart DE. (2005) On Campus: Coastal Research in New Zealand Universities. Coastal News(30): 10-11. New Zealand Coastal Society: a technical Group of IPENZ. [Professional Newsletter].
Oral Presentations
  • Hart DE. (2016) Conference Opening Keynote Address: Laboratory Christchurch: Redefining stormwater system resilience in a multihazard environment. Nelson, New Zealand: Waters New Zealand Stormwater Conference.
  • Hart DE. (2016) Invited Keynote: Reframing stormwater system resilience for a multihazard environment - Laboratory Christchurch.. Environment Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Waters New Zealand Regional Meeting.
  • Gomez C., Hart DE. and Giovinazzi S. (2015) Multi-hazards Disaster Risk in Japan and New Zealand "from 2011": a multidisciplinary approach - unforeseen local and international challenges, and insights into the future of coastal cities in the face of climate change. University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Giovinazzi S., Hart DE., Cavalieri F. and Kongar I. (2014) Towards more Resilient Infrastructure Systems: Methods and Tools. James Cook Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Hart DE. (2014) Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour circulation and sedimentation. Rapaki Marae, Lyttelton, New Zealand.
  • Hart DE. (2013) Briefing on Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour sedimentation and circulation. Governors Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.
  • Hart DE. (2013) Understanding the functioning and management of New Zealand river mouth lagoons and coastal lakes: hapua and waituna versus estuaries. Department of Conservation, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Hart DE. (2009) Coasts, sea levels and climate change: current state and future impacts. University of Cantebrury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The Climate Change Series: Science Solutions and Consequences, 12 Nov 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2009) Morphodynamics of non-estuarine rivermouth lagoons on high-energy coasts. Coastal and Climate Research Centre, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea: Invited Talk, 09 Dec 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2009) Morphodynamics of non-estuarine rivermouth lagoons. University of Cambridge, England: Invited Seminar, 09 Dec 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2009) Science in New Zealand Universities: A talk on the University of Canterbury College of Science. Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea: Invited talk, Faculty of Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 18 Nov 2005.
  • Hart DE. (2009) Science in New Zealand Universities: A talk on the University of Canterbury College of Science. Seoul National University, Korea: Invited presentation to the Dean of Science and members of the College of Natural Sciences and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 10 Jun 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2008) Canterbury's coastal systems. Christchurch Horticultural Society: invited talk, Over 40s Tramping Club, 13 Aug 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2008) Resource management and coastal environments. Christchurch Arts Centre Great Hall: invited talk, University of the 3rd Age, 15 Sep 2009.
  • Hart DE. and Marsden ID. (2008) Upper Lyttelton Harbour seabed bathymetry, soft sediments and biota. Governors Bay, Canterbury: invited talk, Environment Canterbury and the Lyttelton Harbour Issues Group, 29 Oct 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2007) Canterbury's coast and climate change: current state and future impacts. WEA Centre, Christchurch: invited talk, 22 Sep 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2006) Brighton Spit: development and tsunami hazard. South New Brighton Community Hall, Christchurch: invited talk, South New Brighton Residents Association, 23 Jan 2006.
  • Hart DE. (2006) Dynamics of hapua type river mouth lagoons. University of Canterbury: invited talk, New Zealand Geographical Society, 29 Oct 2009.
  • Hart DE. (2006) Tsunami hazard: nature, local vulnerability and emergency preparedness. North New Brighton Residents Association, Christchurch: invited talk, Christchurch: Civil Defence and Emergency Management Working Party address, 16 Mar 2006.
  • Hart D. (2005) Sediments, Sea Levels and Coastal Dynamics in New Zealand and the Pacific. Christchurch, New Zealand: Integrated Climate Change Strategy Workshop, 31 Oct 2005.
  • Hart DE. (2002) Sediments, sea slugs and sledge hammers: investigating reef flat ecology, hydrodynamics and sedimentology. University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Austral: Geosciences Seminar Series Invited Talk, 05 Dec 2005.
Theses / Dissertations Additional Publications
  • Hart DE. (2014) Hapua: developments in understanding river mouth lagoons and their responses to freshwater regimes. Waiology, NIWA. 4pp.
  • Gomez C. and Hart DE. (2012) Weighing the tsunami risk. Local Government Magazine.