Deirdre Hart

ProfessorDeirdre Hart

Coastal Science, Physical Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 224
Internal Phone: 94062

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • MacDonald KE., Hart DE. and Pitman SJ. (2021) 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2021.1994425.
  • Pitman SJ., Thompson K., Hart DE., Moran K., Gallop SL., Brander RW. and Wooler A. (2021) Beachgoers' ability to identify rip currents at a beach in situ. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 21(1): 115-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-115-2021.
  • Byun DS. and Hart DE. (2020) A monthly tidal envelope classification for semidiurnal regimes in terms of the relative proportions of the S2, N2, and M2 constituents. Ocean Science 16(4): 965-977. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-16-965-2020.
  • Byun DS. and Hart DE. (2020) Predicting tidal heights for extreme environments: From 25 h observations to accurate predictions at Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Ocean Science 16(5): 1111-1124. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1111-2020.