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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

  • Todd, D., James, M., & De Lange, W. P. (2018). Peer Review Group Review of the Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan – LPC Channel Deepening Project: Stage 1: Peer Review Group Review of the Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan – LPC Channel Deepening Project: Stage 1.

  • Todd, D., James, M., & De Lange, W. P. (2018). Peer Review Group Review of the Baseline Report – LPC Channel Deepening Project: Peer Review Group Review of the Baseline Report – LPC Channel Deepening Project.

  • Loame, R. C., Lowe, D. J., Johnston, R. E., Evans, E., Pittari, A., Moon, V. G., . . . Ross, N. (2018). CT and micro-CT scanning of liquefied tephra deposits in ~22,000-year-old lake sediments, central Waikato region, New Zealand, and implications. In Crossing New Frontiers: INTAV International Field Conference on Tephrochronology, ‘Tephra Hunt in Transylvania’. Conference held in Moieciu de Sus, Romania.

  • Lowe, D. J., Loame, R. C., Moon, V. G., Johnston, R. E., Kluger, M. O., Villamor, P., . . . Rees, A. B. H. (2018). Earth-shaking insight from liquefied tephra layers in lakes in central Waikato region, New Zealand: a new tool to evaluate and date palaeoseismicity?. In Crossing New Frontiers: INTAV International Field Conference on Tephrochronology, ‘Tephra Hunt in Transylvania’. Conference held in Moieciu de Sus, Romania.

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Contact Details

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