Deirdre Hart

Associate 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

  • Hart D., Pitman S. and Byun D-S. (2020) Earthquakes, coasts… and climate change? Multi-hazard opportunities, challenges and approaches for coastal cities.. Journal of Coastal Research (SI95): 819-823. http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI95-159.1.
  • Measures RJ., Hart DE., Cochrane TA. and Hicks DM. (2020) Processes controlling river-mouth lagoon dynamics on high-energy mixed sand and gravel coasts. Marine Geology 420 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2019.106082.
  • Byun D-S. and Hart D. (2019) On Robust Multi-Year Tidal Prediction Using T_TIDE. Ocean Science Journal : 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12601-019-0036-4.
  • Pitman SJ., Hart D. and Katurji M. (2019) Application of UAV techniques to expand beach research possibilities: A case study of coarse clastic beach cusps. Continental Shelf Research 184: 44-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2019.07.008.
  • Pitman SJ., Jol HM., Shulmeister J. and Hart DE. (2019) Storm response of a mixed sand gravel beach ridge plain under falling relative sea levels: A stratigraphic investigation using ground penetrating radar. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44(8): 1610-1617. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4598.