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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 (in progress).
  • 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.
  • Park, Justine (in progress).
  • Watson, Holly (in progress).
  • 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

  • Moon, V. G., & De Lange, W. P. (2016). Interim Report on EQC Potential shallow seismic sources in the Hamilton Basin Project.

  • Jones, H., Poot, M., Mullarney, J., De Lange, W. P., & Bryan, K. R. (2016). Oil dispersal modelling: reanalysis of the Rena oil spill using open-source modelling tools. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 50(1), 10-27. doi:10.1080/00288330.2015.1112819 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10203

  • De Lange, W. P., de Groot, N. P. H. M., & Moon, V. G. (2016). Burial and degradation of Rena oil within coastal sediments of the Bay of Plenty. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 50(1), 159-172. doi:10.1080/00288330.2015.1062401 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10201

  • De Lange, W. P. (2016). Mangroves and seagrass: Indicators of estuarine health?. In Auckland Botanical Society, Unitec, Auckland.

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Contact Details

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

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