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


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


Contact details

Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 4, Room 435
New Zealand

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