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Research Biography

Professor Patrick Hesp was born in Hawera, in the Taranaki region, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Massey University in New Zealand, and his Ph.D. in coastal geomorphology at the University of Sydney in 1982. He was awarded a DSc from Massey University in 2013. He has held academic positions in NSW, Western Australia, Singapore, USA, and NZ, non-academic positions in the WA State Dept. of Agriculture, Geomarine P/L, and the Rottnest Island Authority, held visiting professorships and fellowships in South Africa, Namibia, Israel, Holland, China, Brazil, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, and France, and has worked on beaches and coastal and desert dunes all over the world. He is an expert on coastal dune geomorphology, and has published over 270 articles in his career to date.

Research Interests

  • Aeolian geomorphology
  • Coastal dune initiation, dynamics, geomorphology, ecology and management
  • Desert dune geomorphology and dynamics
  • Surfzone-beach-dune interactions
  • Coastal dune archaeology

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Research Output

Beach-dune Recovery from the Extreme 2013-2014 Storms Erosion at Truc Vert Beach, Southwest France: New Insights from Ground-penetrating Radar

Robin, N., Billy, J., Castelle, B., Hesp, P., Laporte-Fauret, Q., Lerma, A. N., Marieu, V., Rosebery, D., Bujan, S., Destribats, B. & Michalet, R., 26 May 2020, In : Journal of Coastal Research. 95, sp1, p. 588-592 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Controls on dune scarping controls

    Davidson, S. G., Hesp, P. A. & da Silva, G. M., 21 Jul 2020, In : Progress in Physical Geography. p. 1-25 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effects of the Increase in Vegetation Cover and Impact of Rabbits on the Geomorphology of Parabolic Dunes (Younghusband Peninsula - SA, Australia)

    Moulton, M. A. B., Hesp, P. A., Da Silva, G. M., Keane, R. & Fernandez, G. B., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Coastal Research. 95, sp1, p. 108-112 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Geochronology and evolution of a complex barrier, Younghusband Peninsula, South Australia

    Dillenburg, S. R., Hesp, P. A., Keane, R., da Silva, G. M., Sawakuchi, A. O., Moffat, I., Barboza, E. G. & Bitencourt, V. J. B., 1 Apr 2020, In : Geomorphology. 354, 13 p., 107044.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Airflow Dynamics, Vegetation and Aeolian erosive processes in a shadow zone leeward of a resort in an arid transgressive dune system

    García-Romero, L., Delgado-Fernandez, I., Hesp, P. A., Hernandez-Calvento, L., Viera-Pérez, M., Hernández-Cordero, A. I., Cabrera-Gámez, J. & Domínguez-Brito, A. C., Jun 2019, In : Aeolian Research. 38, p. 48-59 12 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)