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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

  • 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

  • Hunt, S., Bryan, K. R., Mullarney, J. C., & Pritchard, M. (2016). Observations of asymmetry in contrasting wave-and tidally-dominated environments within a meso-tidal basin: implications for estuarine morphological evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi:10.1002/esp.3985 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10411

  • Liénard, J., Lynn, K., Strigul, N., Norris, B. K., Gatziolis, D., Mullarney, J. C., . . . Henderson, S. M. (2016). Efficient three-dimensional reconstruction of aquatic vegetation geometry: Estimating morphological parameters influencing hydrodynamic drag. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 178, 77-85. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2016.05.011 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10410

  • Nittrouer, C., Ogston, A., Mullarney, J. C., & Allison, M. (2016). Sediment dynamics of a tropical river-marine dispersal system: the Mekong from river source to ocean sink. In 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Retrieved from https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/89168

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Contact Details

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