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Dr. Daniel Harris



Research Group Sea Level and Coastal Changes


+49 421 238-0056



Room 1304 ZMT

Dr. Daniel Harris
I am a coastal geomorphologist who focuses on the morphodynamics of coastal and coral reef systems, or more specifically, the nature of change in coastal geomorphology and the processes responsible for driving such change. This research is conducted on multiple temporal and spatial scales from short-term surf zone processes to the reconstruction of paleo sea levels and coral reef evolution. A major strength of my research is its multidisciplinary nature, encompassing elements of surf science, beach morphodynamics, and marine geology in combination with effective and novel use of GIS analysis, hydrographic and topographic surveying, high-resolution surf zone measurement, and computer modelling of hydrodynamic processes and geomorphic change.

The ultimate aim of my research is to produce holistic models of coastal response to changing environmental conditions in order to better inform management and planning of coastal systems and communities.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Sea Level and Coastal Changes Group. Before coming to Bremen I completed my PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013 in Coral Reef Morphodynamics and was a Lecturer in Marine Science for the University of Sydney. Perhaps equally importantly I grew up on the New South Wales coast of Australia, I am an ex-life saver, a surfer, and I have a personal and professional passion for beaches, reefs, surf, and the ocean.
Sunset on One Tree Reef, Great Barrier Reef