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My group is interested in the development and application of multiscale coastal ocean models to simulate the dynamics of currents and waves, and the transport of oil, sediments, larvae and other biological materials. These models allow us to achieve unprecedented accuracy to bring new insight into the physical and biological processes at play. We are particularly interested in marine connectivity, environmental impact assessment and coastal vulnerability. 


Recent publications

Google Scholar bibliometric data: 2047 citations; h-index = 26.

Purkis, S. J., Oehlert, A. M., Dobbelaere, T., Hanert, E., & Harris, P. (Mitch). (2023). Always a White Christmas in the Bahamas: temperature and hydrodynamics localize winter mud production on Great Bahama Bank. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 93(3), 145–160. Download
Anselain, T., Heggy, E., Dobbelaere, T., & Hanert, E. (2023). Qatar Peninsula’s vulnerability to oil spills and its implications for the global gas supply. Nature Sustainability, 6, 273–283. Download
King, S., Saint-Amand, A., Walker, B. K., Hanert, E., & Figueiredo, J. (2023). Larval dispersal patterns and connectivity of Acropora on Florida’s Coral Reef and its implications for restoration. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 1038463. Download
Sampurno, J., Ardianto, R., & Hanert, E. (2023). Integrated machine learning and GIS-based bathtub models to assess the future flood risk in the Kapuas River Delta, Indonesia. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 25(1), 113–125. Download
Hanert, E., Mohammed, A. V., Veerasingam, S., Dobbelaere, T., Vallaeys, V., & Vethamony, P. (2023). A multiscale ocean modelling system for the central Arabian/Persian Gulf: From regional to structure scale circulation patterns. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 282, 108230. Download
Sampurno, J., Vallaeys, V., Ardianto, R., & Hanert, E. (2022). Integrated hydrodynamic and machine learning models for compound flooding prediction in a data-scarce estuarine delta. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 29(3), 301–315. Download
Alaerts, L., Dobbelaere, T., Gravinese, P. M., & Hanert, E. (2022). Climate Change Will Fragment Florida Stone Crab Communities. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 839767. Download
Sampurno, J., Vallaeys, V., Ardianto, R., & Hanert, E. (2022). Modeling interactions between tides, storm surges, and river discharges in the Kapuas River delta. Biogeosciences, 19(10), 2741–2757. Download
Saint-Amand, A., Grech, A., Choukroun, S., & Hanert, E. (2022). Quantifying the environmental impact of a major coal mine project on the adjacent Great Barrier Reef ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, 113656. Download
Dobbelaere, T., Holstein, D. M., Muller, E. M., Gramer, L. J., McEachron, L., Williams, S. D., & Hanert, E. (2022). Connecting the Dots: Transmission of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease From the Marquesas to the Dry Tortugas. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 778938. Download
Farhadi, A., & Hanert, E. (2022). Front Propagation of Exponentially Truncated Fractional-Order Epidemics. Fractal and Fractional, 6(2), 53. Download
Lopez‐Gamundi, C., Dobbelaere, T., Hanert, E., Harris, P. M., Eberli, G., & Purkis, S. J. (2022). Simulating sedimentation on the Great Bahama Bank – Sources, sinks and storms. Sedimentology, 69(7), 2693–2714. Download
Dobbelaere, T., Curcic, M., Le Hénaff, M., & Hanert, E. (2022). Impacts of Hurricane Irma (2017) on wave-induced ocean transport processes. Ocean Modelling, 171, 101947. Download
Farhadi, A., & Hanert, E. (2022). A fractional diffusion model of CD8+ T cells response to parasitic infection in the brain. Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, 17, 3. Download
Figueiredo, J., Thomas, C. J., Deleersnijder, E., Lambrechts, J., Baird, A. H., Connolly, S. R., & Hanert, E. (2022). Global warming decreases connectivity among coral populations. Nature Climate Change, 12, 83–87. Download

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