Dr Marco Ghisalberti

Research Interests

  • Ecohydraulics (Physical-biological coupling in aquatic systems)
  • Environmental fluid mechanics (Flow, turbulence and transport in environmental systems)
  • Experimental fluid mechanics (Physical modelling of complex natural systems)

Biography

Marco Ghisalberti is in the Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources group in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. His research is in the area of environmental fluid mechanics and ecohydraulics, with a focus on using experimental and numerical tools to understand flow, turbulence & transport in complex environmental systems, such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, island wakes and porous media. 

Current research projects include: 
- Flow and mixing at the sediment-water interface 
- Sediment transport in aquatic ecosystems 
- Wake structure and upwelling in island wakes -
- Particle dynamics in aquatic ecosystems
- Predicting fluid residence time in coastal seagrass canopies
 - Improving hydraulic efficiency of wastewater treatment ponds (with WA Water Corporation)

Recent Publications

  1. Pomeroy AWM, Lowe RJ, Ghisalberti M, Storlazzi C, Symonds G, Roelvink D. Sediment transport in the presence of large reef bottom roughness. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS. American Geophysical Union. 2017, Vol. 122, Issue 2.
  2. Coggins LX, Ghisalberti M, Ghadouani A. Sludge accumulation and distribution impact the hydraulic performance in waste stabilisation ponds. WATER RESEARCH. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 110.
  3. Abdolahpour M, Ghisalberti M, Lavery P, McMahon K. Vertical mixing in coastal canopies. LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. 2017, Vol. 62, Issue 1.
  4. Voermans J, Ghisalberti M, Ivey G. Coherent vortex structures at the sediment-water-interface. 11th International Symposum on Ecohydraulics (ISE). University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Webb JA, Costelloe JF, Casas-Mulet R, Lyon JP, Stewardson MJ.
  5. Adams MP, Hovey RK, Hipsey MR, Bruce LC, Ghisalberti M, Lowe RJ, Gruber RK, Ruiz-Montoya L, Maxwell PS, Callaghan DP, Kendrick GA, O'Brien KR. Feedback between sediment and light for seagrass: Where is it important?. LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. 2016, Vol. 61, Issue 6.
  6. Etminan V, Lowe RJ, Ghisalberti M. Large Eddy Simulation of Wave-driven Hydrodynamics through Emergent Aquatic Vegetation. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. 2016.
  7. Van Rooijen AA, Lowe RJ, Ghisalberti M, Hansen J, McCall RT, Van Dongeren AR. Physical and Numerical Modelling of Wave Transformation through a Coastal Canopy. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. 2016.
  8. Abdolahpour M, Ghisalberti M, Lavery P, McMahon K, Hambleton M. Residence time in aquatic canopies in wave-dominated flows. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. 2016.
  9. Abdolahpour M, Ghisalberti M, Lavery P, McMahon K. The Importance of Creating Dynamically-Scaled Models of Aquatic Vegetation in the Laboratory. 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE). University of Melbourne. 2016. Editors: Webb JA, Costelloe JF, Casas-Mulet R, Lyon JP, Stewardson MJ.
  10. Voermans J, Ghisalberti M, Ivey GN. The Structure of Turbulence Across the Sediment-Water-Interface. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. 2016.
  11. Ghisalberti M, Branson PM, Ivey BN. Time Resolved 3D3C Measurements of Shallow-water Island Wakes. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. 2016.
  12. Gallop SL, Collins M, Pattiaratchi CB, Eliot MJ, Bosserelle C, Ghisalberti M, Collins LB, Eliot I, Erftemeijer PLA, Larcombe P, Marigómez I, Stul T, White DJ. Challenges in transferring knowledge between scales in coastal sediment dynamics. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2015, Vol. 2, Issue OCT.
  13. Espinosa-Gayosso A, Ghisalberti M, Ivey GN, Jones NL. Density-ratio effects on the capture of suspended particles in aquatic systems. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2015, Vol. 783.
  14. Pomeroy A, Lowe R, Ghisalberti M, Storlazzi C, Cuttler M, Symonds G. Mechanics of sediment suspension and transport within a fringing reef. Coastal Sediments 2015. 2015. Editors: Wang P, Rosati J, Cheng J.
  15. Pomeroy AWM, Lowe RJ, Van Dongeren AR, Ghisalberti M, Bodde W, Roelvink D. Spectral wave-driven sediment transport across a fringing reef. COASTAL ENGINEERING. Elsevier Science. 2015, Vol. 98.

Marco Ghisalberti

Level: 04 Room: D408
Engineering Block D, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

T: +61 3 83447725
E: marco.ghisalberti@unimelb.edu.au


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