Dr Ana Vila Concejo

Room 421
Senior Lecturer
Australian Future Fellow
Director One Tree Island Research Station

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

My career started in Spain, where I did my undergraduate and MSc studying urban beaches at the University of Vigo; and Portugal, where I completed my PhD at the University of Algarve investigating the short and medium term evolution of tidal inlets in a barrier island system. Then I moved to Australia and started looking into the morphodynamics of flood-tide deltas in wave-dominated coasts within the framework of an ARC funded linkage project which was based in Port Stephens. In 2010 I started researching the morphodynamics of sand aprons in reef platforms. In 2011 I was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship to continue the studies in the dynamics of coral sands. Since 2012, I am the Director of One Tree Island Research Station.

Research interests

I am interested in the contemporary processes and morphodynamics of coastal systems. I started with siliciclastic temperate environments and I am now also interested in the dynamics of carbonate (coral) sand. My present studies on coral sand are mostly based on fieldwork campaigns undertaken in While I am presently dedicating most of my time to carbonate sand I remain insterested in low energy beaches, tidal inlets, overwash, coastal erosion, hazards and coastal management. I am a keen fieldworker and have experience in acquiring and processing hydrodynamic, topographic and bathymetric data. I have also worked with fluorescent tracers for studying sediment transport processes. At present, I am also using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool to analyse recent and present data.

While I am presently dedicating most of my time to carbonate sand I remain insterested in low energy beaches, tidal inlets, overwash, coastal erosion, hazards and coastal management. I am a keen fieldworker and have experience in acquiring and processing hydrodynamic, topographic and bathymetric data.

Teaching and supervision

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Current projects

My main current project is anything related with my Future Fellowship: Dynamics of Carbonate Sands and Morphodynamics of Coral Reef Environments. There is a range of research projects that can be undertaken by research students.

In the media

International links

Brazil

(University of Para) Main contact: Dr Luci Pereira Research collaboration: beach morphodynamics of Amazonian coast. Funded by CNPq. Co-supervision of research students

Portugal

(University of Algarve) Main contacts: Dr Oscar Ferreira and Dr Ana Matias. Beach and tidal inlet morphodynamics.

Spain

(University of Vigo and University of Cadiz) Main contacts: Dr Irene Alejo (UVIGO) and Dr Javier Benavente (UCA). Beach and inlet morphodynamics.

Selected grants

2013

  • Reef-scale Impacts of Changing Climates on Calcification by Large Benthic Foraminifera on the Great Barrier Reef; Byrne M, Vila-Concejo A; Great Barrier Reef Foundation/Research Support.
  • Space SyReNS; Cairns I, Müller R, Bland-Hawthorn J, Crawford J, Lenzen M, Odeh I, Ivers D, Wu X, Sukkarieh S, Khachan J, Rey P, Vila-Concejo A, Bruce E, Murphy R, Leon-Saval S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • Oceanographic interactions in coastal and estuarine waters over the Amazonian Coast of Brazil; Pereira L, da Costa A, Montes M, de Oliveira S, Magalhães A, da Costa R, da Costa K, Pessoa R, Trindade W, Bernardi M, Vila-Concejo A; CNPq/Research Grant.

2011

  • Dynamics of carbonate sands and morphodynamics of coral reef environments; Vila-Concejo A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

2006

  • Port Stephens Flood Tide Delta: Shoreline Management Issues; Welsh-Bowtell A, Horan B, Bortfeld D, Smith G, Savioli J, Linnane J, Ranasinghe R, Short A, Hughes M, Ranasinghe R, Jeng D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2005

  • IDEM: Inlet Dynamics Evolution and Management; Ferreira O, Dias J, Vila-Concejo A; Portuguese Research Council/Funding Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Harris, D., Webster, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2014). Geomorphology and sediment transport on a submerged back-reef sand apron: One Tree Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Geomorphology, 222, 132-142. [More Information]
  • Duce, S., Vila-Concejo, A., Hamylton, S., Bruce, E., Webster, J. (2014). Spur and groove distribution, morphology and relationship to relative wave exposure, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, 70, 115-120. [More Information]
  • Shannon, A., Power, H., Webster, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). Evolution of Coral Rubble Deposits on a Reef Platform as Detected by Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, 5(1), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Guerreiro, J., Ranieri, L., El-Robrini, M., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). Seasonal changes of a dynamic macrotidal beach: Case Study of Marieta Beach (Amazon Coast/Brazil). Journal of Coastal Research, (65), 1780-1784. [More Information]
  • Harris, D., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). Wave transformation on a coral reef rubble platform. Journal of Coastal Research, (65), 506-510. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., de Oliveira, S., Marinho da Costa, R., de Costa, K., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). What happens on an equatorial beach on the Amazon coast when La Nina occurs during the rainy season? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 135, 116-127. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Pinto, K., de Costa, K., Vila-Concejo, A., Marinho da Costa, R. (2012). Oceanographic Conditions and Human Factors on the Water Quality at an Amazon Macrotidal Beach. Journal of Coastal Research, 28(6), 1627-1637. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., da Silva, N., Marinho da Costa, R., Asp, N., de Costa, K., Vila-Concejo, A. (2012). Seasonal changes in oceanographic processes at an equatorial macrotidal beach in northern Brazil. Continental Shelf Research, 43, 95-106. [More Information]
  • Pinto, K., Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Gorayeb, A., Sousa, R., Costa, R. (2011). Effects of the lack of coastal planning on water quality and land use on a macrotidal beach (Atalaia, Pará) in the Amazon Region. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1401-1405.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Austin, T., Harris, D., Hughes, M., Short, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2011). Estuarine beach evolution in relation to a flood-tide delta. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 190-194.
  • Harris, D., Webster, J., De Carli, E., Vila-Concejo, A. (2011). Geomorphology and morphodynamics of a sand apron, One Tree Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 760-764.
  • Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Trindade, W., Short, A. (2011). Influence of high-energy conditions on beach changes in tide-dominated (Amazon, Brazil) and wave-dominated (NSW, Australia) coastal environments. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 115-119.
  • Benavente, J., Harris, D., Austin, T., Vila-Concejo, A. (2011). Medium term behavior and evolution of a beach cusps system in a low energy beach, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, (SI 64), 170-174.
  • de Oliveira, S., Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Gorayeb, A., Sousa, R., Souza-Filho, P., da Costa, R. (2011). Natural and anthropogenic impacts on a macrotidal sandy beach of the Brazilian Amazon (Ajuruteua, Pará): guidelines for coastal management. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1385-1389.
  • Silva, N., Pereira, L., Gorayeb, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Sousa, R., Asp, N., Costa, R. (2011). Natural and social conditions of Princesa, a macrotidal sandy beach on the Amazon Coast of Brazil. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1979-1983.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Hughes, M., Short, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2010). Estuarine shoreline processes in a dynamic low-energy system. Ocean Dynamics: theoretical, computational oceanography and monitoring, 60(2), 285-298. [More Information]
  • Pacheco, A., Ferreira, O., Williams, J., Garel, E., Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J. (2010). Hydrodynamics and equilibrium of a multiple-inlet system. Marine Geology, 274(1-4), 32-42. [More Information]
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2010). Short-term morphodynamics of non-storm overwash. Marine Geology, 274(1-4), 69-84. [More Information]
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2009). Foreshore and hydrodynamic factors governing overwash. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 636-640.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A., Hughes, M., Ranasinghe, R. (2009). Formation and evolution of a sandwave on an estuarine beach. Journal of Coastal Research, SI56, 153-157.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2009). Sediment Dynamics of Barriers with Frequent Overwash. Journal of Coastal Research, 25(3), 768-780.
  • Austin, T., Short, A., Hughes, M., Vila-Concejo, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2009). Tidal Hydrodynamics of a Micro-tidal, Wave Dominated Flood-tide Delta: Port Stephens, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 693-697.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2008). Assessment of tidal inlet evolution and stability using sediment budget computations and hydraulic parameter analysis. Marine Geology, 247(1-2), 104-127.
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Garcia, T., Dias, A. (2008). Classification of washover dynamics in baffier islands. Geomorphology, 97(3-4), 655-674. [More Information]
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2007). A coastal management program for channels located in backbarrier systems. Ocean and Coastal Management, 50(1-2), 119-143. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A., Hughes, M., Ranasinghe, R. (2007). Flood-tide delta morphodynamics and management implications, Port Stephens, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, SI50, 705-709.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2006). Inlet sediment bypassing to a downdrift washover plain. Journal of Coastal Research, Special issue(39), 401-405.
  • Bell, P., Williams, J., Clark, S., Morris, B., Vila-Concejo, A. (2006). Nested radar systems for remote coastal observations. Journal of Coastal Research, 39(Special Issue), 483-487.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Pacheco, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2006). Quantification of inlet-related hazards in barrier island systems. An example from the Ria Formosa (Portugal). Continental Shelf Research, 26(9), 1045-1060. [More Information]
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2006). Recent evolution of the Faro Channel and its association to dredging operations. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue(39), 572-577.
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Mendes, I., Dias, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2005). Artificial construction of dunes in the South of Portugal. Journal of Coastal Research, 21(3), 472-481.
  • Alejo, I., Costas, S., Vila-Concejo, A. (2005). Littoral evolution as a response to human action: the case of two sedimentary systems in a Galician Ria. Journal of Coastal Research, 49(special issue), 64-69.
  • Costas, S., Alejo, I., Vila-Concejo, A., Nombela, M. (2005). Persistence of storm-induced morphology on a modal low-energy beach: A case study from NW-Iberian Peninsula. Marine Geology, 224(1-4), 43-56.
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2004). Development of indices for the evaluation of dune recovery techniques. Coastal Engineering, 51(3), 261-276. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2004). Lessons from inlet relocation: Examples from Southern Portugal. Coastal Engineering, 51(10), 967-990. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Ciavola, P., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2004). Tracer studies on the updrift margin of a complex inlet system. Marine Geology, 208(1), 43-72.
  • Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Sa-Pires, C. (2003). Evaluation of soft protection techniques in barrier islands by monitoring programs: case studies from Ria Formosa (Algarve-Portugal). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue(35), 117-131.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2003). The first two years of an inlet: sedimentary dynamics. Continental Shelf Research, 23(14-15), 1425-1445.
  • Williams, J., O'Connor, B., Arens, S., Abadie, S., Bell, P., Balouin, Y., Van Boxel, J., Do Carmo, A., Davidson, M., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., et al (2003). Tidal inlet function: Field evidence and numerical simulation in the INDIA project. Journal of Coastal Research, 19(1), 189-211.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Alejo, I., VILAS, F. (2002). Monitoring of a beach with strong antropogenic impact using topographic and bathymetric techniques. Shore and Beach, 70(2), 3-10.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Duarte, C., Dias, J. (2002). Recent evolution of the natural inlets of a barrier island system in Southern Portugal. Journal of Coastal Research, 36(Special Issue), 741-752.

Conferences

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Harris, D., Shannon, A., Power, H., Webster, J. (2013). Coral reef sediment dynamics: evidence of sand-apron evolution on a daily and a decadal scale. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth University: Plymouth University.
  • Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A. (2013). Influence of subtidal sand banks on tidal modulation of waves and beach morphology in macrotidal beaches. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth University: Plymouth University.
  • Harris, D., Vila-Concejo, A., Webster, J. (2013). Influence of swell wave transformation on rubble deposition on coral reef flats. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth University: Plymouth University.
  • Harris, D., Vila-Concejo, A., Webster, J. (2012). Determining back-reef sediment transport using linear wave theory. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns: ICRS.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Harris, D., Power, H., Shannon, A., Webster, J. (2012). Sediment mixing depth in sand aprons in coral reef environments. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Townsville: James Cook University.
  • Jiang, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Cowell, P., Allery, C., Ranasinghe, R. (2009). Flood-tide delta morphodynamics and management implications, Port Stephens, Australia. ARC Linkage 2007-2010: Port Stephens Flood Tide Delta Shoreline Management Issues, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Hughes, M., Short, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2008). Estuarine shoreline processes: a dynamic low energy system. PECS 2008: Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, LIVERPOOL England UK: PECS2008.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, A. (2007). Present Hydrodynamics of Ancao Inlet, 10 years after its relocation. Coastal Sediments'07, Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2007). Sediment Transport Patterns during Overwash. Coastal Sediments'07, Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A., Hughes, M., Ranasinghe, R. (2007). Shoreline Implications of Flood-tide Delta morphodynamics. The case of Port Stephens(SE Australia). Coastal Sediments'07, Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2005). Factors controlling the degree of success of an inlet relocation. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2005). Integrated coastal management in access channels located in backbarrier systems. A conceptual model. International Conference on Coastal Conservation and Management in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2005). Morphodynamics of an overwash event. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Pacheco, A., Garcia, T., Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2005). Quantitative Analysis of the Evolution of the Areas Adjacent to a Stabilised Tidal Inlet. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). A Coastal Management program for Access Channels located in Backbarrier Systems. EcoImagine Conference on Coastal Governance, Planning, Design and GIS.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2004). Inlet hazard determination in the Ria Formosa barrier island system (Portugal). Workshop in Methods for Determining and Representing Coastal Hazards.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). Inlet sediment bypassing to a downdrift washover plain. International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2004), USA: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). Recent evolution of the Faro Channel and its association to dredging operations. International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2004), USA: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2003). Field measurements of morphologic variations during an overwash event. 4th Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Continental Margin.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2003). Inlet relocation as a coastal management tool. 4th Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Continental Margin.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Ciavola, P., Taborda, R., Dias, J. (2003). Quantitative and qualitative analyses of tracer data: straight beaches, inlets and harbours. Coastal Sediments 2003, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA: World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East Meets West Productions.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2003). Recent bathymetric evolution of the Faro Channel (Algarve, Portugal). 4th Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Continental Margin.
  • Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J. (2003). Recolhade dados de agitacao na rebentacao recorrendo a um sistema de transdutores de pressao. 3rd Jornadas Portuguesas de Engenharia Costeira e Portuaria.
  • Williams, J., Vila-Concejo, A., Morris, B., Pan, S., Esteves, L. (2003). Tidal inlet function. II Congresso sobre Planejamento e Gest~ao das Zonas Costeiras dos Paises de Expressao Portuguesa.
  • Sa-Pires, C., Morris, B., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J. (2002). Monitoring program to determine cross-shore changes in beach morphology. Contribuicao para a dinamica geomorfologica. Publicacoes da Associacao Portuguesa de Geomorfologos.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Duarte, C., Dias, J. (2002). Recent Evolution of the Natural Inlets of a Barrier Island System in Southern Portugal. International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2004), USA: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.

Report

  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2005). Bathymetric evolution of Faro Channel (Commercial harbour-Faro-Olhao Inlet) between December 2003 and January 2004.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). Bathymetric evolution of Faro Channel (Commercial harbour-Faro-Olhao Inlet) between December 2002 and December 2003.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2003). Bathymetric evolution of Faro Channel (Commercial harbour-Faro-Olhao Inlet) between November 2001 and December 2002.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Sa Pires, C. (2002). Relatorio de campo. Campanha GO2 [GO2 Fieldwork Report].
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Garcia, T., Matias, A., Morris, B., Sa Pires, C. (2001). Evolucao das Barras do Ancao e da Fuseta durante o ano 2001 [Evolution of Ancao and Fuseta inlets during 2001].
  • Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Sa Pires, C., Matias, A., Morris, B. (2001). Evolucao das Barras do Ancao e da Fuseta: Janeiro a Maio de 2001 [Evolution of Ancao and Fuseta inlets: January to May 2001].
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Morris, B., Sa Pires, C. (2001). Evolucao das Barras do Ancao e da Fuseta: Junho a Setembro de 2001 [Evolution of Ancao and Fuseta inlets: June to September 2001].
  • Matias, A., Sa Pires, C., Vila-Concejo, A. (2001). Relatorio de campo. Campanha GO1 [GO1 Fieldwork Report].

2014

  • Harris, D., Webster, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2014). Geomorphology and sediment transport on a submerged back-reef sand apron: One Tree Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Geomorphology, 222, 132-142. [More Information]
  • Duce, S., Vila-Concejo, A., Hamylton, S., Bruce, E., Webster, J. (2014). Spur and groove distribution, morphology and relationship to relative wave exposure, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, 70, 115-120. [More Information]

2013

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Harris, D., Shannon, A., Power, H., Webster, J. (2013). Coral reef sediment dynamics: evidence of sand-apron evolution on a daily and a decadal scale. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth University: Plymouth University.
  • Shannon, A., Power, H., Webster, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). Evolution of Coral Rubble Deposits on a Reef Platform as Detected by Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, 5(1), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A. (2013). Influence of subtidal sand banks on tidal modulation of waves and beach morphology in macrotidal beaches. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth University: Plymouth University.
  • Harris, D., Vila-Concejo, A., Webster, J. (2013). Influence of swell wave transformation on rubble deposition on coral reef flats. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth University: Plymouth University.
  • Guerreiro, J., Ranieri, L., El-Robrini, M., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). Seasonal changes of a dynamic macrotidal beach: Case Study of Marieta Beach (Amazon Coast/Brazil). Journal of Coastal Research, (65), 1780-1784. [More Information]
  • Harris, D., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). Wave transformation on a coral reef rubble platform. Journal of Coastal Research, (65), 506-510. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., de Oliveira, S., Marinho da Costa, R., de Costa, K., Vila-Concejo, A. (2013). What happens on an equatorial beach on the Amazon coast when La Nina occurs during the rainy season? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 135, 116-127. [More Information]

2012

  • Harris, D., Vila-Concejo, A., Webster, J. (2012). Determining back-reef sediment transport using linear wave theory. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns: ICRS.
  • Pereira, L., Pinto, K., de Costa, K., Vila-Concejo, A., Marinho da Costa, R. (2012). Oceanographic Conditions and Human Factors on the Water Quality at an Amazon Macrotidal Beach. Journal of Coastal Research, 28(6), 1627-1637. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., da Silva, N., Marinho da Costa, R., Asp, N., de Costa, K., Vila-Concejo, A. (2012). Seasonal changes in oceanographic processes at an equatorial macrotidal beach in northern Brazil. Continental Shelf Research, 43, 95-106. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Harris, D., Power, H., Shannon, A., Webster, J. (2012). Sediment mixing depth in sand aprons in coral reef environments. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Townsville: James Cook University.

2011

  • Pinto, K., Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Gorayeb, A., Sousa, R., Costa, R. (2011). Effects of the lack of coastal planning on water quality and land use on a macrotidal beach (Atalaia, Pará) in the Amazon Region. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1401-1405.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Austin, T., Harris, D., Hughes, M., Short, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2011). Estuarine beach evolution in relation to a flood-tide delta. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 190-194.
  • Harris, D., Webster, J., De Carli, E., Vila-Concejo, A. (2011). Geomorphology and morphodynamics of a sand apron, One Tree Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 760-764.
  • Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Trindade, W., Short, A. (2011). Influence of high-energy conditions on beach changes in tide-dominated (Amazon, Brazil) and wave-dominated (NSW, Australia) coastal environments. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 115-119.
  • Benavente, J., Harris, D., Austin, T., Vila-Concejo, A. (2011). Medium term behavior and evolution of a beach cusps system in a low energy beach, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, (SI 64), 170-174.
  • de Oliveira, S., Pereira, L., Vila-Concejo, A., Gorayeb, A., Sousa, R., Souza-Filho, P., da Costa, R. (2011). Natural and anthropogenic impacts on a macrotidal sandy beach of the Brazilian Amazon (Ajuruteua, Pará): guidelines for coastal management. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1385-1389.
  • Silva, N., Pereira, L., Gorayeb, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Sousa, R., Asp, N., Costa, R. (2011). Natural and social conditions of Princesa, a macrotidal sandy beach on the Amazon Coast of Brazil. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1979-1983.

2010

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Hughes, M., Short, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2010). Estuarine shoreline processes in a dynamic low-energy system. Ocean Dynamics: theoretical, computational oceanography and monitoring, 60(2), 285-298. [More Information]
  • Pacheco, A., Ferreira, O., Williams, J., Garel, E., Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J. (2010). Hydrodynamics and equilibrium of a multiple-inlet system. Marine Geology, 274(1-4), 32-42. [More Information]
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2010). Short-term morphodynamics of non-storm overwash. Marine Geology, 274(1-4), 69-84. [More Information]

2009

  • Jiang, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Cowell, P., Allery, C., Ranasinghe, R. (2009). Flood-tide delta morphodynamics and management implications, Port Stephens, Australia. ARC Linkage 2007-2010: Port Stephens Flood Tide Delta Shoreline Management Issues, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society.
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2009). Foreshore and hydrodynamic factors governing overwash. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 636-640.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A., Hughes, M., Ranasinghe, R. (2009). Formation and evolution of a sandwave on an estuarine beach. Journal of Coastal Research, SI56, 153-157.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2009). Sediment Dynamics of Barriers with Frequent Overwash. Journal of Coastal Research, 25(3), 768-780.
  • Austin, T., Short, A., Hughes, M., Vila-Concejo, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2009). Tidal Hydrodynamics of a Micro-tidal, Wave Dominated Flood-tide Delta: Port Stephens, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 693-697.

2008

  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2008). Assessment of tidal inlet evolution and stability using sediment budget computations and hydraulic parameter analysis. Marine Geology, 247(1-2), 104-127.
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Garcia, T., Dias, A. (2008). Classification of washover dynamics in baffier islands. Geomorphology, 97(3-4), 655-674. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Hughes, M., Short, A., Ranasinghe, R. (2008). Estuarine shoreline processes: a dynamic low energy system. PECS 2008: Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, LIVERPOOL England UK: PECS2008.

2007

  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2007). A coastal management program for channels located in backbarrier systems. Ocean and Coastal Management, 50(1-2), 119-143. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A., Hughes, M., Ranasinghe, R. (2007). Flood-tide delta morphodynamics and management implications, Port Stephens, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, SI50, 705-709.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, A. (2007). Present Hydrodynamics of Ancao Inlet, 10 years after its relocation. Coastal Sediments'07, Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2007). Sediment Transport Patterns during Overwash. Coastal Sediments'07, Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Short, A., Hughes, M., Ranasinghe, R. (2007). Shoreline Implications of Flood-tide Delta morphodynamics. The case of Port Stephens(SE Australia). Coastal Sediments'07, Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

2006

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2006). Inlet sediment bypassing to a downdrift washover plain. Journal of Coastal Research, Special issue(39), 401-405.
  • Bell, P., Williams, J., Clark, S., Morris, B., Vila-Concejo, A. (2006). Nested radar systems for remote coastal observations. Journal of Coastal Research, 39(Special Issue), 483-487.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Pacheco, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2006). Quantification of inlet-related hazards in barrier island systems. An example from the Ria Formosa (Portugal). Continental Shelf Research, 26(9), 1045-1060. [More Information]
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2006). Recent evolution of the Faro Channel and its association to dredging operations. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue(39), 572-577.

2005

  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Mendes, I., Dias, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2005). Artificial construction of dunes in the South of Portugal. Journal of Coastal Research, 21(3), 472-481.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2005). Bathymetric evolution of Faro Channel (Commercial harbour-Faro-Olhao Inlet) between December 2003 and January 2004.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2005). Factors controlling the degree of success of an inlet relocation. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2005). Integrated coastal management in access channels located in backbarrier systems. A conceptual model. International Conference on Coastal Conservation and Management in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
  • Alejo, I., Costas, S., Vila-Concejo, A. (2005). Littoral evolution as a response to human action: the case of two sedimentary systems in a Galician Ria. Journal of Coastal Research, 49(special issue), 64-69.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Dias, J. (2005). Morphodynamics of an overwash event. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Costas, S., Alejo, I., Vila-Concejo, A., Nombela, M. (2005). Persistence of storm-induced morphology on a modal low-energy beach: A case study from NW-Iberian Peninsula. Marine Geology, 224(1-4), 43-56.
  • Pacheco, A., Garcia, T., Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2005). Quantitative Analysis of the Evolution of the Areas Adjacent to a Stabilised Tidal Inlet. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

2004

  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). A Coastal Management program for Access Channels located in Backbarrier Systems. EcoImagine Conference on Coastal Governance, Planning, Design and GIS.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). Bathymetric evolution of Faro Channel (Commercial harbour-Faro-Olhao Inlet) between December 2002 and December 2003.
  • Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J., Vila-Concejo, A. (2004). Development of indices for the evaluation of dune recovery techniques. Coastal Engineering, 51(3), 261-276. [More Information]
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2004). Inlet hazard determination in the Ria Formosa barrier island system (Portugal). Workshop in Methods for Determining and Representing Coastal Hazards.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). Inlet sediment bypassing to a downdrift washover plain. International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2004), USA: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2004). Lessons from inlet relocation: Examples from Southern Portugal. Coastal Engineering, 51(10), 967-990. [More Information]
  • Pacheco, A., Carrasco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2004). Recent evolution of the Faro Channel and its association to dredging operations. International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2004), USA: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Ciavola, P., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2004). Tracer studies on the updrift margin of a complex inlet system. Marine Geology, 208(1), 43-72.

2003

  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2003). Bathymetric evolution of Faro Channel (Commercial harbour-Faro-Olhao Inlet) between November 2001 and December 2002.
  • Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Sa-Pires, C. (2003). Evaluation of soft protection techniques in barrier islands by monitoring programs: case studies from Ria Formosa (Algarve-Portugal). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue(35), 117-131.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2003). Field measurements of morphologic variations during an overwash event. 4th Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Continental Margin.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2003). Inlet relocation as a coastal management tool. 4th Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Continental Margin.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Ciavola, P., Taborda, R., Dias, J. (2003). Quantitative and qualitative analyses of tracer data: straight beaches, inlets and harbours. Coastal Sediments 2003, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA: World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East Meets West Productions.
  • Pacheco, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Dias, J. (2003). Recent bathymetric evolution of the Faro Channel (Algarve, Portugal). 4th Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Continental Margin.
  • Ferreira, O., Morris, B., Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J. (2003). Recolhade dados de agitacao na rebentacao recorrendo a um sistema de transdutores de pressao. 3rd Jornadas Portuguesas de Engenharia Costeira e Portuaria.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Dias, J. (2003). The first two years of an inlet: sedimentary dynamics. Continental Shelf Research, 23(14-15), 1425-1445.
  • Williams, J., Vila-Concejo, A., Morris, B., Pan, S., Esteves, L. (2003). Tidal inlet function. II Congresso sobre Planejamento e Gest~ao das Zonas Costeiras dos Paises de Expressao Portuguesa.
  • Williams, J., O'Connor, B., Arens, S., Abadie, S., Bell, P., Balouin, Y., Van Boxel, J., Do Carmo, A., Davidson, M., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., et al (2003). Tidal inlet function: Field evidence and numerical simulation in the INDIA project. Journal of Coastal Research, 19(1), 189-211.

2002

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Alejo, I., VILAS, F. (2002). Monitoring of a beach with strong antropogenic impact using topographic and bathymetric techniques. Shore and Beach, 70(2), 3-10.
  • Sa-Pires, C., Morris, B., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J. (2002). Monitoring program to determine cross-shore changes in beach morphology. Contribuicao para a dinamica geomorfologica. Publicacoes da Associacao Portuguesa de Geomorfologos.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Duarte, C., Dias, J. (2002). Recent evolution of the natural inlets of a barrier island system in Southern Portugal. Journal of Coastal Research, 36(Special Issue), 741-752.
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Matias, A., Ferreira, O., Duarte, C., Dias, J. (2002). Recent Evolution of the Natural Inlets of a Barrier Island System in Southern Portugal. International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2004), USA: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Matias, A., Vila-Concejo, A., Sa Pires, C. (2002). Relatorio de campo. Campanha GO2 [GO2 Fieldwork Report].

2001

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Garcia, T., Matias, A., Morris, B., Sa Pires, C. (2001). Evolucao das Barras do Ancao e da Fuseta durante o ano 2001 [Evolution of Ancao and Fuseta inlets during 2001].
  • Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Vila-Concejo, A., Sa Pires, C., Matias, A., Morris, B. (2001). Evolucao das Barras do Ancao e da Fuseta: Janeiro a Maio de 2001 [Evolution of Ancao and Fuseta inlets: January to May 2001].
  • Vila-Concejo, A., Dias, J., Ferreira, O., Matias, A., Morris, B., Sa Pires, C. (2001). Evolucao das Barras do Ancao e da Fuseta: Junho a Setembro de 2001 [Evolution of Ancao and Fuseta inlets: June to September 2001].
  • Matias, A., Sa Pires, C., Vila-Concejo, A. (2001). Relatorio de campo. Campanha GO1 [GO1 Fieldwork Report].

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