Dr Eddie Beetham

PhD, MSc, BSc Hons

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Research Fellow

Research | Current

I am researching wave processes on coral reefs in context of understanding the impact of sea level rise on coral reef islands. This is done using a combination of field measurements and modelling techniques. I use a new and novel numerical numerical solver from basilisk.fr to simulate high resolution fluid dynamics processes on coral reef platforms.

Teaching | Current

Lecturer for Marine Science 302

Tutor for Geog 351, Geog 330 and EnvSci 310

Distinctions/Honours

First class Honours, First class Masters, FRST Capability Masters Scholarship, UOA Doctoral Scholarship

 

Areas of expertise

Coastal processes, coastal modelling, geomorphology, coral reef hydrodynamics

Committees/Professional groups/Services

SoE Coastal Seminar Series

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kench, P. S., Beetham, E., Bosserelle, C., Kruger, J., Pohler, S. M. L., Coco, G., & Ryan, E. J. (2017). Nearshore hydrodynamics, beachface cobble transport and morphodynamics on a Pacific atoll motu. Marine Geology, 389, 17-31. 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.04.012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Giovanni Coco, Paul Kench, Emma Ryan
  • Beetham, E. P. (2016). Field and numerical investigations of wave transformation and inundation on atoll islands The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29852
  • Beetham, E., Kench, P. S., O'Callaghan J, & Popinet, S. (2016). Wave transformation and shoreline water level on Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121 (1), 311-326. 10.1002/2015JC011246
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Kench
  • Beetham, E. P., & Kench, P. S. (2014). Wave energy gradients and shoreline change on Vabbinfaru platform, Maldives. Geomorphology, 209, 98-110. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.11.029
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Kench
  • Kench, P. S., & Beetham, E. (2011). Field observations of infragravity waves and thier behaviour on rock shore platforms. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36, 1872-1888. 10.1002/esp.2208
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Kench
  • Beetham, E. P. (2011). Wave Energy Gradients and Shoreline Circulation Processes on Vabbinfaru Platform, Maldives The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/6897

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Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 4, Room 435
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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