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Researcher: Sharples, C (Mr Chris Sharples)

Fields of Research

Environmental Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Natural Hazards
Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Natural Resource Management
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Geology
Geospatial Information Systems
Earth Sciences
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Monitoring
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Climate Change Processes

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Stone, Ceramics and Clay Materials
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Climate and Climate Change
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Environment
Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Mineral Exploration
Heritage
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Tourism Infrastructure Development
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments

Career Best Publications

A Methodology for the Identification of Significant Landforms and Geological Sites for Geoconservation Purposes
A review of the geoconservation values of the Tasmanian wilderness World Heritage Area
Appropriate terminology for karst-like phenomena: the problem with 'pseudokarst'; International Journal of Speleology
Geodiversity in the wilderness: a brief history of geoconservation in Tasmania; History of Geoconservation
Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Explanatory Report (Second Edition); Department of Primary Industries and Water
Lake Pedder: Values and Restoration. The Proceedings of a Symposium held on 8th April at the University of Tasmania, Hobart; A Symposium on the Natural History and Restoration of Lake Pedder
Potential Climate Change Impacts on Geodiversity in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: A Management Response Position Paper
Reconnaisance Geological Observations on Precambrian and Palaeozoic Rocks of the New and Salisbury Rivers, Southern Tasmania; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
The Australian Coastal Smartline Geomorphic and Stability Map Version 1: Manual and Data Dictionary
The Building and Ornamental Stone Resources of Tasmania
The Dismal Swamp Polje of Northwestern Tasmania - A case study in geoconservation; 13th Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management

Research Publications

A experiência da Austrália no trato da questão da erosão costeira: Gestão da informação e aplicação de instrumentos; Simpósio Nacional sobre Erosão Costeira
A first pass coastal hazard assessment for Kingborough Local Government Area, Tasmania
A further review and assessment of an actively mobile frontal dune at Millers Beach, Bellingham, N.E Tasmania
A group of unusual sandstone caves in Northern Tasmania; Journal of the Sydney Speleological Society
A Methodology for the Identification of Significant Landforms and Geological Sites for Geoconservation Purposes
A Nationally-Consistent Coastal Landform Map for Australia; Australia and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference
A Reconnaissance of Landforms and Geological Sites of Geoconservation Significance in the Circular Head Forest District
A Reconnaissance of Landforms and Geological Sites of Geoconservation Significance in the Murchison Forest District
A Reconnaissance of Landforms and Geological Sites of Geoconservation Significance in the Northeastern Tasmanian Forest Districts
A Reconnaissance of Landforms and Geological Sites of Geoconservation Significance in the State Forests of Eastern Tasmania
A Reconnaissance of Landforms and Geological Sites of Geoconservation Significance in the Western Derwent Forest District
A Reconnaissance of the Glacial Geomorphology of the Broad River State forests of South Central Tasmania
A review of the geoconservation values of the Tasmanian wilderness World Heritage Area
A thematic gap analysis of the Tasmanian Geoconservation Database: glacial and periglacial landform listings in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Ansons Bay Shack Sites: Assessment of Shoreline Erosion - Causes and Issues
Application of georegionalisation to the Comprehensive Regional Assessment of Tasmanian Forests; Islands: Economy, Society and Environment: Australia and New Zealand Geographical Society 2nd Joint Conference
Approaches to Identifying Coastal Areas Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise Hazards - Tasmanian Experiences and the Way Forward; Coast to Coast
Appropriate terminology for karst-like phenomena: the problem with 'pseudokarst'; International Journal of Speleology
Are we seeing the physical effects of renewed eustatic sea-level rise on Australian coasts yet, and if so, where?; Coast to Coast 2010
Assessment of coastal geomorphic planning issues relating to shack conversion at Jacobs Boat Harbour, NW Tasmania
Beach suburb under threat
Bellingham Shack Sites: Assessment of Geomorphic Issues
Chance to seas the day
Chance to seas the day
Circular Head Region Coastal Foreshore Habitats: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
Clarence City Council Shoreline Monitoring Program
Coastal erosion reveals a potentially unqiue Oligocene and possible periglacial sequence at present-day sea level in Port Davey, remote South-West Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Coastal erosion threat
Coastal Geomorphic Issues at Sisters Beach, North West Tasmania
Coastal Geomorphic Issues relating to Kingfish Beach Shack Assessment
Coastal Landforms and Geomorphic Processes at West Beach, Burnie: Implications for Redevelopment of the Burnie Waterfront
Coastline calamity fear
Comparison of the Technical Quality of Building Sandstones from six current Tasmanian quarries
Conservation Management Guidelines for Geodiversity
Creating Spatial Coastal Sensitivity Datasets to Inform Sustainable Urban Planning in the Coastal Zone; Spatial Sciences Institute Regional Conference
Data dictionary and explanatory notes for mapping of changes in mobile dunes and vehicular tracks, 1953-2001: Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, NW Tasmania
Data Dictionary and Metadata for the Tasmanian Karst Atlas vol. 2: Digital Dataset
Data dictionary and metadata for the Tasmanian Karst Atlas: Digital dataset
Deep Creek - Eddystone Point Shack Sites: Assessment of Geomorphic Issues
Description and geoconservation assessment of a glacio-fluvial terrace at the Southwood development site, and possible equivalent terraces in the Huon River Valley
Digital (GIS) geological map layers for predictive modelling of Aboriginal Rock Shelters
Digital Mapping of Specific Geomorphic Features in the Derwent District State Forests of Tasmania: Explanatory Report and Data Dictionary for the Geofeatures v.1
Distribution of Clay Types, Halite and Gypsum in Early Triassic Sandstones drilled near Bothwell
Dove Canyon Circuit
Earth Heritage: Geoconservation in Tasmania - Wizards of Oz; Earth Heritage
Erosion hotspots alert
Erosion threat creeps closer
Fort Direction Environmental Assessment: Geoconservation and Earth Hazards
Geoconservation and Earth Hazards
Geoconservation and Earth Hazards Issues for Hydro Tasmania land near Arthurs Lake and Great Lake
Geoconservation and Geoheritage
Geoconservation in forest management - principles and procedures; Tasforests
Geoconservation Values Survey: Surrey Hills, Northwestern Tasmania, Report to the North Forests Burnie by Forestry Tasmania (Forests Practices Board)
Geodiversity and Climate Change
Geodiversity in the Wilderness: A Brief History of Geoconservation in Tasmania; The History of Geoconservation
Geodiversity in the wilderness: a brief history of geoconservation in Tasmania; History of Geoconservation
Geoheritage Assessment and Management Issues for a Proposed Cark Park Extension at Cynthia Bay
Geoheritage Assessment and Management Issues for a Proposed Tourism Development at Cynthia Bay
Geomorphic and Geoconservation Asessment of a Private Timber Reserve Application at Reedy Marsh, Northern Tasmania
Geomorphic Assessment of a Coastal Dune and Proposed Building Site at Waubs Beach. Bicheno, Tasmania
Geomorphic Assessment of a Disturbed Coastal Dune and Proposed Building Site at Dolphin Sands, Tasmania
Geomorphic Assessment of a Proposed Seawall at Jacobs Boat Harbour, NW Tasmania
Geomorphic Assessment of a Proposed Sub-division at Bellbuoy Beach, Northern Tasmania
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 2000 - 2002
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 2003 - 2004
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 2004-2005
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 2005 - 2006
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 2006 - 2008
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 1997-1999
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District 1999-2000
Geomorphology Surveys: Derwent Forest District, 2002 - 2003
Georegionalisation - A more systematic approach to the identification of places of geoconservation significance
Get used to it
Guidebook for the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association Inc, 19th Conference on Cave and Karst Management, North-West Tasmania; Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association Inc, 19th Conference on Cave and Karst Management, North-West Tasmania
Identification and Management of Geoconservation Values in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area; Earth Heritage: World Heritage
Indicative Geoconservation Values of the Central Plateau, Tasmania
Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Geomorphic Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise using GIS Line Map of Coastal Geomorphic Attributes; CoastGIS 06
Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Explanatory Report; Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Explanatory Report vol. 2
Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Explanatory Report (Second Edition); Department of Primary Industries and Water
Indicative Mapping of Tasmanian Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Explanatory Report vol. 2
Integrating coastal geomorphic mapping and wave modelling for improved assessment of shoreline stability; Coast to Coast 2010
Introduction and Overview; A Symposium on the Natural History and Restoration of Lake Pedder
Is wind-wave fetch exposure related to soft shoreline change in swell-sheltered situations with low terrestrial sediment input?; Journal of Coastal Conservation
Karst Features and Hydrology of the Settlement Block, Florentine Valley: Explanatory Report and Data Dictionary
Karst Geomorphology and Values of the Tarkine
Karst Survey: Settlement Block, Florentine Valley
Lake Pedder: Values and Restoration. The Proceedings of a Symposium held on 8th April at the University of Tasmania, Hobart; A Symposium on the Natural History and Restoration of Lake Pedder
Lambert Park - Skyline Reserve, Hobart: Geology, Geomorphology, Soils
Landform Conservation Progress in Tasmanian Forestry Management; Islands: Economy, Society and Environment
Landforms and Geological Sites of Geoconservation Significance in the Huon Forest District
Locating sea level risks: Tassie-led project a world first
Locating sea rise risks
Magnesite Karst in Northwest Tasmania - Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology
Middle-Upper Ordovician Shallow Platform to Deep Basin Transect, Southern Tasmania; Aspects of the Ordovician system
Mineral Supplies and the National Estate in Tasmania - Achieving a Balance
Mineral Supplies and the National Estate in Tasmania - Achieving a Balance
Mineral Supplies and the National Estate in Tasmania: Achieving a Balance. Vol. 1: Introduction and General Principles Individual Area Assessments: Southern Forests, Great Western Tiers, Upper Mersey Catchment; Combined Environment Groups
Northern Natural Resource Management Region Coastal Geomorphic Mapping and Management Decision Support Tools-Interpretation Report and Manual
Our vanishing shores
Palaeomagnetic Results from the Gordon Subgroup of Tasmania: Further Evidence for a Late Cretaceous Magnetic Overprint in Southeastern Australia; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
Planter Beach Ecotourism Development: Geoconservation and Earth Hazards
Pontville Rifle Range: Initial Environmental Review: Geoconservation and Earth Hazards
Pontville Small Arms Range Complex: Environmental Studies: Geoconservation and Earth Hazards
Potential Climate Change Impacts on Geodiversity in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: A Management Response Position Paper
Potential Limestone Quarry Sites for Road Making Purposes in the Florentine Valley
Proof of evidence for rezoning at Hawley House, Hawley Beach, Northern Tasmania
Proof of Evidence: Coastal Flooding Hazards
Punctuated progradation of the Seven Mile Beach Holocene barrier system, southeastern Tasmania; Marine Geology
Reconnaisance Geological Observations on Precambrian and Palaeozoic Rocks of the New and Salisbury Rivers, Southern Tasmania; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
Reconnaissance assessment of coastal geomorphic land management issues for a proposed development site at Turners Beach, Northern Tasmania
Reconnaissance Geomorphic Assessment of a Coastal Development Site, Camdale, NW Tasmania
Reconnaissance Mapping of Soil Parent Materials in the East Florentine and Upper Tyenna Valleys
Regional Coastal Forum - Understanding Coastal Changes: causes and implications
Relating Shoreline Behaviour Histories to Wave Climate
Responding to Climate Change: Nationally consistent mapping of Australia's coastal habitats and shoreline; Spatial Sciences Institute State of GIS '08
Review of the National Coastal Geomorphic (Polygon) Map and Classification for the Australian Coastal Zone TECHNICAL REPORT
Rising tide of alarm for Tassie
Roaring Beach Conservation Area Management Strategy
Sea level rise effects: Where? When? How? Forsooth?; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2010
Sea-Level Rise and Beach Erosion Issues at Dover Beach, Southern Tasmania
Sea-level rise: Are we seeing the effects on Tasmanian coasts yet?
Shoreline Change at Roches Beach, South-Eastern Tasmania
Shoreline Erosion and Coastal Geomorphic Processes at Cornelian Bay, Hobart: An Assessment of Causes and Response Options
Southern Natural Resource Management Region Coastal Geomorphic Mapping and Management Decision Support Tools - Interpretation Report and Manual
State of the Environment, Tasmania
Storm clouds LOOM
Tasmanian Building Sandstones
Tasmanian researchers to map the Australian coastline's sensitivity to rising sea levels
Tasmanian Shoreline Geomorphic Types and Oil Spill Response Types
The OzCoasts website; Coast to Coast 2008: Australia's National Coastal Conference
The Australian Coastal Smartline Geomorphic and Stabililty Map Version 1: Project Report
The Australian Coastal Smartline Geomorphic and Stability Map Version 1: Manual and Data Dictionary
The Building and Ornamental Stone Resources of Tasmania
The Changing Coast - Providing Room for Natural Adjustments; Coast to Coast 2008: Australia's Biennial National Marine Conference
The Changing Coast - Providing Room for Natural Adjustments; IPWEA National Conference on Climate Change Response
The Changing Coast - Providing Room for Natural Adjustments; Coast to Coast '08
The Dismal Swamp Polje of Northwestern Tasmania - A case study in geoconservation; 13th Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management
The durability of Tasmanian building sandstones
The geology and landforms of Northeast Tasmania; Biogeography of Northeast Tasmania
The heat is on councils
The Lost River
The Ordovician system in the Ida Bay area (Honours)
The Smartline - an effective coastal data mapping format; Coast to Coast '08
The Smartline - An Effective Coastal Dune Mapping Format; Coast to Coast 2008: Australia's Biennial National Marine Conference
The tidal characteristics and shallow-marine seagrass sedimentology of Robbins Passage and Boullanger bay, far northwest Tasmania
Three Pass Approach to Coastal Risk Assessment; IPWEA National Conference on Climate Change Response
Three Pass Assessment Approach To Coastal Risk Management; Coast to Coast 2008: Australia's Biennial National Marine Conference
Three Pass Assessment Approach to Coastal Risk Management; Coast to Coast '08
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Measurement for Rapid Field Assessment of Building Sandstone Quality
Waterhouse - Little Musselroe Shack Sites: Assessment of Geomorphic Criteria
Wave of decisions for coasts
West North West Tasmania Coastal Management Plan
Wild Rivers Management Pilot Project Tasmania

Research Projects

Business Competition Grant - School of Geography and Environmental Studies; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Coastal Geomorphology Study, Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic site
Development of a Methodology for a National Climate Change Erosion Risk Analysis Integrating Geomorphic and Wave Climate Data Sets
First Pass Assessment of Coastal Hazards: Huon Valley Council LGA, Tasmania
Future Coast Research Project
Future Coasts Program - Science and Modelling Project; Phase Two Scoping Consultancy
Kingborough Council: Responding to Coastal Hazards
National Coastal Sediment Compartments Project
National Framework for the Values of Rocky Coasts of Australia (Workshop)
National Shoreline Geomorphic and Stability Mapping Project
Responding to Coastal Hazards: Kingborough Council LGA, Tasmania
Review of the National Coastal Geomorphic (polygon) map and Identification of potential directions for further map product development
Robbins Passage - Boullanger Bay Habitat Vulnerability Assessment
Robbins Passage-Boullanger Bay Tidal and Sediment Monitoring
Tasmanian Coastal Erosion – Susceptible areas Assessment

Research Candidate Supervision