Associate Dean - AcademicDeirdre Hart
Qualifications & Memberships
Deirdre researches the physical, biological and human (including built environments) processes and interactions in coastal environments via an approach that is fundamentally multi-disciplinary. She is passionate about the dissemination of coastal science through education, informed management, and community engagement. Her research and teaching interests include temperate and tropical coastal and river-mouth science, engineering and management, in New Zealand, Korea, Italy and the USA. Deirdre employs a range of techniques from field, to laboratory and numerical and theoretical modelling. She is interested in supervising Masters and PhD projects that align closely with her coastal/ multi-hazard research interests, including on river mouths, high-energy coasts, mudflats, reef sediments, pocket beaches and urban multi-hazards such as flooding and earthquake effects.
- Byun DS., Choi BJ. and Hart DE. (2023) Overcoming tide-related challenges to successful regional and coastal ocean modeling. Frontiers in Marine Science 10 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1150305.
- Byun DS., Hart DE., Kim S. and Ha J. (2023) Classification of monthly tidal envelopes in mixed tide regimes. Scientific Reports 13(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-31657-x.
- MacDonald KE., Hart DE. and Pitman SJ. (2023) Geomorphic responses of uplifted mixed sand and gravel beaches: combining short-term observations from Kaikōura, New Zealand with longer-term evidence. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 66(2): 228-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2021.1994425.
- Alestra T., Bell J., Lewis M., Parsons S., Girvan R., Martin-Paul M., Baggaley F., Blackely T., Moore T. and Todd D. (2022) Nature based solutions for coastal hazards in Aotearoa New Zealand: results of a nationwide expert survey on the current state of uptake, barriers, and opportunities.. Coastal News SP5: 62-67.
- Byun DS. and Hart DE. (2022) Tidal current classification insights for search, rescue and recovery operations in the yellow and east China seas and Korea Strait. Continental Shelf Research 232 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2021.104632.