Civil engineering, Master of Science in Civil and Geological Engineering (Princeton University), PhD Environmental Engineering (Johns Hopkins University), hydrology, oceanography, Fellow Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow Australian Institution of Engineers, adjunct professor at the James Cook University of North Queensland, research associate Australian at the Institute of Marine Science, Townsville (Queensland), College of Experts Australian Research Council, visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, doctor honoris causa Université Catholique de Louvain.
Coastal environment, tropical coastal oceanography, climate change, coastal management in the tropics, particularly; Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, Singapore, USA, Micronesia

Professor Eric Wolanski is an estuarine oceanographer and ecohydrologist at James Cook University. His research interests range from the oceanography of coral reefs, mangroves, and muddy estuaries to the interaction between physical and biological processes determining ecosystem health in tropical waters. He has published 430 book chapters, scientific papers and reports. He has a Google Scholar h-index of 86 and 24,700 citations. Eric is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia (ret.), and l’Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (Belgium). He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal, 2 Doctorate Honoris Causa (by the catholic University of Louvain and the University of Hull), a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunications Award for Excellence, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association. Eric is an Editor-in-Chief of Wetland Ecology and Management, and of the Elsevier book series Ecohydrology from catchment to coast, an Honorary Editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, and a member of the editorial board of 4 other journals.

Key publications

Paris, C. B., & Wolanski, E. (Reds.). (2020). The Importance of Behavior in the Recruitment of Marine Fauna and Flora. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA.. Published. https://doi.org/10.3389/978-2-88963-501-6

Wolanski, E., Day, J., Elliott, M., Ramesh, Ramachandran (2019). Coasts and Estuaries. The Future. Elsevier, Amsterdam. 701 pp.

Perillo, G.M.E., Wolanski, E., Cahoon, D.R., Hopkinson, C.S. (2019). Coastal Wetlands. An Integrated Ecosystem Approach. Springer  2nd ed., Dordrecht, 1097 pp.

Wolanski, E., & Elliott, M. (2015). Estuarine Ecohydrology - An Introduction. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 310 pp.

Wolanski, E. (2014). Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and Beyond. Springer, Dordrecht, 292 pp.



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