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Dr Julia Mullarney

Senior Lecturer (Coastal)

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Cambridge, MSc Bristol, PhD ANU

Personal Website: http://juliamullarney.wordpress.com

About Julia

I have previously conducted research in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK, with topics ranging from laboratory analog experiments of the large-scale ocean overturning to much smaller scale coastal process studies.  I am a big believer in the collection and analysis of field data to validate and improve theoretical and numerical models.  When not working, I like to play outside, particularly on ice.

Research Interests

Physical oceanography, coastal ocean dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics. In particular: exploring mixing and turbulence processes in coastal environments based on field observations; use of laboratory experiments to elucidate fundamental physical processes that cannot be resolved in large-scale numerical models; vegetation dynamics.

For further research information, check out Julia's personal website.

Research Supervised

I am currently seeking graduate students to partake in exciting coastal research projects.  Please contact me with any inquiries.  I am particularly keen to hear from students with a strong mathematics, physics or engineering background.

PhD

  • de Ruiter, Peter (in progress). Hydrodynamic controls on sedimentation with Tauranga Harbour.
  • Norris, Ben (in progress). Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of flows within mangrove swamps in the Mekong Delta.

MSc (Research)

  • Bredin-Grey, Holly (2016). Changes in flow and sediment trapping caused by bioturbating macrofauna (austrahelice crassa).
  • Brunschwiler, Nadine (2015). Dispersal and mxing of stormwater run-off plumes in the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Mullarney, J. C., Henderson, S. M., Norris, B. K., Bryan, K. R., Fricke, A. T., Sandwell, D. R., & Culling, D. P. (2017). A question of scale: How turbulence around aerial roots shapes the seabed morphology in mangrove forests of the Mekong Delta. Oceanography, 30(3), 14 pages. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11299

  • Hunt, S., Bryan, K. R., & Mullarney, J. C. (2017). The effect of wind waves on spring-neap variations in sediment transport in two meso-tidal estuarine basins with contrasting fetch. Geomorphology, 280(1 March 2017), 76-88. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.007

  • Horstman, E. M., Mullarney, J. C., Bryan, K. R., & Sandwell, D. R. (2017). Deposition gradients across mangrove fringes. In Coastal Dynamics 2017 Conference. Conference held in Helsingør, Denmark. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11160

  • Horstman, E. M., Bryan, K. R., Mullarney, J. C., Pilditch, C. A., & Eager, C. A. (2017). Are flow-vegetation interactions well represented by mimics? A case study of mangrove pneumatophores. Advances in Water Resources, 111, 360-371. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.11.018

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Contact Details

Email: juliam@waikato.ac.nz
Room: EF.1.01
Phone: +64 7 838 4597