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Dr Willem P de Lange

Senior Lecturer (Earth Sciences)

Qualifications: MSc DPhil Waikato

Research Interests

Coastal oceanography, coastal processes and climatic hazards; tsunami and storm surge prediction and mitigation; wave-induced sediment transport on the continental shelf and within estuaries; dispersal of materials in the coastal zone; numerical modeling.

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Liu, Zhi (2014). Hydrodynamic and sediment transport numerical modelling and applications at Tairua Estuary, New Zealand.
  • Flaim, Bryna (2012). Sediment dispersion at the New Zealand marine disposal ground, Northeast New Zealand.
  • Gibbs, Denis (2011). MacKinder meets Buzan: A geopolitical extension to security complex theory with an emphasis on the polar regions.
  • Dunn, Amber (2010). Coastal storm activity along the Eastern North Island of New Zealand - East Cape to Wellington.

MSc (Research)

  • Harpur, Alexander (submitted). Anthropogenic influences on the sedimentary evolution of the Coromandel Harbour”
  • Christophers, Amy (2015). Paleogeomorphic reconstruction of the Omokoroa Domain, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
  • Garae, Camillia (2015). Estimating patterns and rates of coastal cliff retreat around Tauranga Harbour.

MSc

  • Manderson, Tyler (in progress). Causes of diurnal ground movements at Omokoroa.
  • Upiap, Joyce (2016). The fate of contaminated sediments in the Ohinemuri & Lower Waihou rivers, New Zealand.
  • Park, Justine (2016). Assessment of the potential interactions of an oil spill with sediments on the west coast of New Zealand
  • Watson, Holly (2016). Potential impacts of wharf extensions on the hydrodynamics of Stella Passage and upstream regions of Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand.
  • de Groot, Neeltje (2014). The extent of burial of the Rena oil spill within Bay of Plenty coastal sediments.
  • McKenzie, James (2014). Predicted hydrodynamic and sediment transport impacts of breakwater construction in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand.
  • Boulay, Sebastien (2012). Analysis of multibeam sonar data for benthic habitat characterization of the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Mawer, Joshua (2012). Morphology of the Te Tumu cut under the potential re-diversion of the Kaituna River.
  • Robinson, Benjamin (2012). Hydrodynamic impacts of tectonics in prehistoric Ohiwa Harbour, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Muller, Joshua (2011). Influence of vegetation cover on coastal aquifer fluctuation and sand transport on Matakana Island.
  • Philip, Naiten (2010). Human,climatic and oceanographic influences on the marine environment of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

MPhil

  • Ramli, Andi (2012). The amplification of tsunamis by Mercury Bay, New Zealand.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Environmental Change; Environmental Impacts; Geology; Oceanography

Natural Hazards; Risk Assessment

Recent Publications

  • Spinardi, F., Campbell, B. R., Moon, V. G., Pittari, A., Fox, B. R. S., & de Lange, W. P. (2017). Unravelling fault structures of the Hamilton Basin. In G. J. Alexander, & C. Y. Chin (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th New Zealand Geotechnical Society Symposium (pp. 121-128). Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

  • Cope, J., de Lange, W., Pilditch, C. A., Smith, S., Williams, J., & Ross, P. (2017). The role of streams in determining toheroa distribution and abundance. In New Zealand Marine Sciences Society 56th Annual Conference, Mahi Ngātahi: Working Together for Better Management into the Future. Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

  • Moon, V. G., Mills, P. R., Kluger, M. O., Lowe, D. J., Churchman, G. J., de Lange, W. P., . . . Mörz, T. (2017). Sensitive pyroclastic soils in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand: microstructure to failure mechanisms. In G. J. Alexander, & C. Y. Chin (Eds.), Proceedings 20th New Zealand Geotechnical Society Symposium (NZGS2017) (pp. 1-8). Conference held at Napier, New Zealand: New Zealand Geotechnical Society. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11555

  • Ross, P. M., Beentjes, M. P., Cope, J., de Lange, W. P., McFadgen, B. G., Redfearn, P., . . . Williams, J. R. (2017). The biology, ecology and history of toheroa ( Paphies ventricosa ): a review of scientific, local and customary knowledge. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 1-36. doi:10.1080/00288330.2017.1383279

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Contact Details

Email: willem.delange@waikato.ac.nz
Room: DE.1.01
Phone: +64 7 837 9385