Dr Michael Hughes

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Selected grants

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).

2004

  • Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy for obsessive-compulsive checkers: A randomised multi-site trial; Hughes M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2000

  • Heavy mineral (black sand) deposits on beaches: their formation and preservation; Hughes M, Neilsen P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hughes, M., Masselink, G. (2003). An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology. London: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Baker, E., Dalrymple, C., Harris, P., Hughes, M. (2003). Sedimentary and stratigraphy of a tide-dominated forland-basin delta (Fly River, Papua New Guinea). In Sidi, Nummedal, Imbert, Darman, Posamentier (Eds.), Tropical Deltas of Southeast Asia: Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and petroleum geology, (pp. 147-173). USA: SEPM - Society for Sedimentary Geology.

Journals

  • Aagaard, T., Greenwood, B., Hughes, M. (2013). Sediment transport on dissipative, intermediate and reflective beaches. Earth-Science Reviews, 124, 32-50. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Hughes, M. (2012). Predicted benthic disturbance regimes on the Australian continental shelf: A modelling approach. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 449, 13-25. [More Information]
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M., Baldock, T., Greenwood, B., Kroon, A., Power, H. (2012). Sediment transport processes and morphodynamics on a reflective beach under storm and non-storm conditions. Marine Geology, 326-328, 154-165. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M. (2010). Breaker turbulence and sediment suspension in the surf zone. Marine Geology, 271(3-4), 250-259. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Hughes, M., Heap, A. (2010). National-scale wave energy resource assessment for Australia. Renewable Energy, 35, 1783-1791.
  • Power, H., Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T. (2010). Nearshore wave height variation in unsaturated surf. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(August), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Aagaard, T., Kroon, A., Greenwood, B., Hughes, M. (2010). Observations of offshore bar decay: Sediment budgets and the role of lower shoreface processes. Continental Shelf Research, 30(14), 1497-1510. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Moseley, A., Baldock, T. (2010). Probability distributions for wave runup on beaches. Coastal Engineering, 57(6), 575-584. [More Information]
  • Hill, N., Pepper, A., Puotinen, M., Hughes, M., Edgar, G., Barrett, N., Stuart-Smith, R., Leaper, R. (2010). Quantifying wave exposure in shallow temperate reef systems: Applicability of fetch models for predicting algal biodiversity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 417, 83-95.
  • Jensen, S., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T., Kroon, A., Hughes, M. (2009). Berm formation and dynamics on a gently sloping beach; the effect of water level and swash overtopping. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 1533-1546.
  • 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.
  • Greenwood, B., Brander, R., Joseph, E., Hughes, M., Baldock, T., Aagaard, T. (2009). Sediment flux in a rip channel on a barred intermediate beach under low wave energy. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 129, 197-209.
  • 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.
  • Aagaard, T., Kroon, A., Hughes, M., Greenwood, B. (2008). Field observations of nearshore bar formation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(7), 1021-1032. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Harris, P., Heap, A., Hemer, M. (2008). Form drag is a major component of bed shear stress associated with tidal flow in the vicinity of an isolated sand bank, Torres Strait, northern Australia. Continental Shelf Research, 28(16), 2203-2213. [More Information]
  • Baldock, T., Weir, F., Hughes, M. (2008). Morphodynamic evolution of a coastal lagoon entrance during swash overwash. Geomorphology, 95(3-4), 398-411. [More Information]
  • Daniell, J., Harris, P., Hughes, M., Hemer, M., Heap, A. (2008). The potential impact of bedform migration on seagrass communities in Torres Strait, northern Australia. Continental Shelf Research, 28(16), 2188-2202. [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.
  • Hughes, M., Moseley, A. (2007). Hydrokinematic regions within the swash zone. Continental Shelf Research, 27(15), 2000-2013. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T. (2007). Suspended sediment in the swash zone: Heuristic analysis of spatial and temporal variations in concentration. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(6), 1345-1354.
  • Daniell, J., Hughes, M. (2007). The morphology of barchan-shaped sand banks from western Torres Strait, northern Australia. Sedimentary Geology, 202, 638-652.
  • Weir, F., Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2006). Beach face and berm morphodynamics fronting a coastal lagoon. Geomorphology, 82(2006), 331-346.
  • Baldock, T., Hughes, M. (2006). Field observations of instantaneous water slopes and horizontal pressure gradients in the swash-zone. Continental Shelf Research, 26(5), 574-588. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Moller-Sorensen, R., Andersen, S. (2006). Hydrodynamics and sediment fluxes across an onshore migrating intertidal bar. Journal of Coastal Research, 22(2), 247-259.
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M. (2006). Sediment suspension and turbulence in the swash zone of dissipative beaches. Marine Geology, 228, 117-135.
  • Rosicky, M., Slavich, P., Sullivan, L., Hughes, M. (2006). Surface and sub-surface salinity in and around acid sulfate soil scalds in the coastal floodplains of New South Wales, Australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 44(1), 17-25. [More Information]
  • Rosicky, M., Slavich, P., Sullivan, L., Hughes, M. (2006). Techniques for revegetation of acid sulfate soil scalds in the coastal floodplains of New South Wales, Australia: Ridging, mulching and liming in the absence of stock grazing. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 46(12), 1589-1600. [More Information]
  • Masselink, G., Evans, D., Hughes, M., Russell, P. (2005). Suspended sediment transport in the swash zone of a dissipative beach. Marine Geology, 216, 169-189.
  • Baldock, T., Hughes, M., Day, K., Louys, J. (2005). Swash overtopping and sediment overwash on a truncated beach. Coastal Engineering, 52, 633-645. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Heap, A., Passlow, V., Hughes, M., Daniell, J., Hemer, M., Anderson, O. (2005). Tidally incised valleys on tropical carbonate shelves; an example from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Geology, 220, 181-204.
  • Byrne, C., Thompson, J., Johnston, H., Hersey, P., Quinn, M., Hughes, M., McCarthy, W. (2005). Treatment of metastatic melanoma using electroporation therapy with bleomycin (electrochemotherapy). Melanoma Research: a journal for basic, translational and clinical research in melanoma, 15(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2004). Eulerian Flow Velocities In The Swash Zone: Field Data And Model Predictions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(C08009), doi:10.1029/2003JC002213.
  • Harris, P., Hughes, M., Baker, E., Dalrymple, R., Keene, J. (2004). Sediment Transport From Distributary Channels To The Pro-Deltaic Environment In A Tidally-Dominated Delta: Fly River, Papua New Guinea. Continental Shelf Research, 24(19), 2431-2454.
  • Baldock, T., Tomkins, M., Nielsen, P., Hughes, M. (2004). Settling Velocity Of Sediments At High Concentrations. Coastal Engineering, 51(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Tomkins, M., Nielsen, P., Hughes, M. (2003). Selective Entrainment of Sediment Graded by Size and Density Under Waves. Journal Of Sedimentary Research, 73(6), 906-911.

Conferences

  • Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T., Power, H. (2013). Wave runup (swash) spectra on natural beaches: morphodynamic controls. Conference Coasts and Ports, manly pacific: Engineers Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Weir, F., Baldock, T., Hughes, M. (2006). Berm development and lagoon closure on a gently sloping beach. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Baldock, T., Barnes, M., Hughes, M. (2006). Field observations of instantaneous cross-shore free surface profiles and flow depths in the swash zone. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Robinson, C., Baldock, T., Horn, D., Gibbes, B., Hughes, M., Nielsen, P., Li, L. (2006). Measurement of groundwater and swash interactions on a sandy beach. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Alsina, J., Baldock, T., Hughes, M., Weir, F., Sierra, J. (2006). Sediment transport numerical modelling in the swash zone. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Weir, F., Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2004). A Methodology For Predicting Berm Crest Elevation Fronting Coastal Lagoons. 8th National Conference Hydraulics in Water Engineering, CD: Engineers Australia.
  • Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2004). Measured And Modeled Flow Velocities In The Swash Zone Of A Steep Beach: Implications For Sediment Transport Modeling. Proceedings 8th National Conference Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Baldock, T., Day, K., Hughes, M., Weir, F. (2004). Swash Overtopping And Sediment Transport - Application To Bermed Beaches And Lagoon Entrances. Proceedings 8th National Conference Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Hughes, M., Weir, F. (2003). Flow and bedform dynamics in a flood-tide delta environment. Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: 5th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, : National University of Singapore.
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M. (2003). Sediment resuspension processes under breaking swell. Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: 5th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, : National University of Singapore.

2013

  • Aagaard, T., Greenwood, B., Hughes, M. (2013). Sediment transport on dissipative, intermediate and reflective beaches. Earth-Science Reviews, 124, 32-50. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T., Power, H. (2013). Wave runup (swash) spectra on natural beaches: morphodynamic controls. Conference Coasts and Ports, manly pacific: Engineers Australia.

2012

  • Harris, P., Hughes, M. (2012). Predicted benthic disturbance regimes on the Australian continental shelf: A modelling approach. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 449, 13-25. [More Information]
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M., Baldock, T., Greenwood, B., Kroon, A., Power, H. (2012). Sediment transport processes and morphodynamics on a reflective beach under storm and non-storm conditions. Marine Geology, 326-328, 154-165. [More Information]

2011

  • 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.

2010

  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M. (2010). Breaker turbulence and sediment suspension in the surf zone. Marine Geology, 271(3-4), 250-259. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Hughes, M., Heap, A. (2010). National-scale wave energy resource assessment for Australia. Renewable Energy, 35, 1783-1791.
  • Power, H., Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T. (2010). Nearshore wave height variation in unsaturated surf. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(August), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Aagaard, T., Kroon, A., Greenwood, B., Hughes, M. (2010). Observations of offshore bar decay: Sediment budgets and the role of lower shoreface processes. Continental Shelf Research, 30(14), 1497-1510. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Moseley, A., Baldock, T. (2010). Probability distributions for wave runup on beaches. Coastal Engineering, 57(6), 575-584. [More Information]
  • Hill, N., Pepper, A., Puotinen, M., Hughes, M., Edgar, G., Barrett, N., Stuart-Smith, R., Leaper, R. (2010). Quantifying wave exposure in shallow temperate reef systems: Applicability of fetch models for predicting algal biodiversity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 417, 83-95.

2009

  • Jensen, S., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T., Kroon, A., Hughes, M. (2009). Berm formation and dynamics on a gently sloping beach; the effect of water level and swash overtopping. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 1533-1546.
  • 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.
  • Greenwood, B., Brander, R., Joseph, E., Hughes, M., Baldock, T., Aagaard, T. (2009). Sediment flux in a rip channel on a barred intermediate beach under low wave energy. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 129, 197-209.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Aagaard, T., Kroon, A., Hughes, M., Greenwood, B. (2008). Field observations of nearshore bar formation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(7), 1021-1032. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Harris, P., Heap, A., Hemer, M. (2008). Form drag is a major component of bed shear stress associated with tidal flow in the vicinity of an isolated sand bank, Torres Strait, northern Australia. Continental Shelf Research, 28(16), 2203-2213. [More Information]
  • Baldock, T., Weir, F., Hughes, M. (2008). Morphodynamic evolution of a coastal lagoon entrance during swash overwash. Geomorphology, 95(3-4), 398-411. [More Information]
  • Daniell, J., Harris, P., Hughes, M., Hemer, M., Heap, A. (2008). The potential impact of bedform migration on seagrass communities in Torres Strait, northern Australia. Continental Shelf Research, 28(16), 2188-2202. [More Information]

2007

  • 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.
  • Hughes, M., Moseley, A. (2007). Hydrokinematic regions within the swash zone. Continental Shelf Research, 27(15), 2000-2013. [More Information]
  • 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).
  • Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Baldock, T. (2007). Suspended sediment in the swash zone: Heuristic analysis of spatial and temporal variations in concentration. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(6), 1345-1354.
  • Daniell, J., Hughes, M. (2007). The morphology of barchan-shaped sand banks from western Torres Strait, northern Australia. Sedimentary Geology, 202, 638-652.

2006

  • Weir, F., Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2006). Beach face and berm morphodynamics fronting a coastal lagoon. Geomorphology, 82(2006), 331-346.
  • Weir, F., Baldock, T., Hughes, M. (2006). Berm development and lagoon closure on a gently sloping beach. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Baldock, T., Barnes, M., Hughes, M. (2006). Field observations of instantaneous cross-shore free surface profiles and flow depths in the swash zone. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Baldock, T., Hughes, M. (2006). Field observations of instantaneous water slopes and horizontal pressure gradients in the swash-zone. Continental Shelf Research, 26(5), 574-588. [More Information]
  • Hughes, M., Aagaard, T., Moller-Sorensen, R., Andersen, S. (2006). Hydrodynamics and sediment fluxes across an onshore migrating intertidal bar. Journal of Coastal Research, 22(2), 247-259.
  • Robinson, C., Baldock, T., Horn, D., Gibbes, B., Hughes, M., Nielsen, P., Li, L. (2006). Measurement of groundwater and swash interactions on a sandy beach. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M. (2006). Sediment suspension and turbulence in the swash zone of dissipative beaches. Marine Geology, 228, 117-135.
  • Alsina, J., Baldock, T., Hughes, M., Weir, F., Sierra, J. (2006). Sediment transport numerical modelling in the swash zone. 5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference, United States of America: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]
  • Rosicky, M., Slavich, P., Sullivan, L., Hughes, M. (2006). Surface and sub-surface salinity in and around acid sulfate soil scalds in the coastal floodplains of New South Wales, Australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 44(1), 17-25. [More Information]
  • Rosicky, M., Slavich, P., Sullivan, L., Hughes, M. (2006). Techniques for revegetation of acid sulfate soil scalds in the coastal floodplains of New South Wales, Australia: Ridging, mulching and liming in the absence of stock grazing. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 46(12), 1589-1600. [More Information]

2005

  • Masselink, G., Evans, D., Hughes, M., Russell, P. (2005). Suspended sediment transport in the swash zone of a dissipative beach. Marine Geology, 216, 169-189.
  • Baldock, T., Hughes, M., Day, K., Louys, J. (2005). Swash overtopping and sediment overwash on a truncated beach. Coastal Engineering, 52, 633-645. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Heap, A., Passlow, V., Hughes, M., Daniell, J., Hemer, M., Anderson, O. (2005). Tidally incised valleys on tropical carbonate shelves; an example from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Geology, 220, 181-204.
  • Byrne, C., Thompson, J., Johnston, H., Hersey, P., Quinn, M., Hughes, M., McCarthy, W. (2005). Treatment of metastatic melanoma using electroporation therapy with bleomycin (electrochemotherapy). Melanoma Research: a journal for basic, translational and clinical research in melanoma, 15(1), 45-51. [More Information]

2004

  • Weir, F., Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2004). A Methodology For Predicting Berm Crest Elevation Fronting Coastal Lagoons. 8th National Conference Hydraulics in Water Engineering, CD: Engineers Australia.
  • Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2004). Eulerian Flow Velocities In The Swash Zone: Field Data And Model Predictions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(C08009), doi:10.1029/2003JC002213.
  • Hughes, M., Baldock, T. (2004). Measured And Modeled Flow Velocities In The Swash Zone Of A Steep Beach: Implications For Sediment Transport Modeling. Proceedings 8th National Conference Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Harris, P., Hughes, M., Baker, E., Dalrymple, R., Keene, J. (2004). Sediment Transport From Distributary Channels To The Pro-Deltaic Environment In A Tidally-Dominated Delta: Fly River, Papua New Guinea. Continental Shelf Research, 24(19), 2431-2454.
  • Baldock, T., Tomkins, M., Nielsen, P., Hughes, M. (2004). Settling Velocity Of Sediments At High Concentrations. Coastal Engineering, 51(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Baldock, T., Day, K., Hughes, M., Weir, F. (2004). Swash Overtopping And Sediment Transport - Application To Bermed Beaches And Lagoon Entrances. Proceedings 8th National Conference Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Australia: Engineers Australia.

2003

  • Hughes, M., Masselink, G. (2003). An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Hughes, M., Weir, F. (2003). Flow and bedform dynamics in a flood-tide delta environment. Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: 5th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, : National University of Singapore.
  • Aagaard, T., Hughes, M. (2003). Sediment resuspension processes under breaking swell. Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: 5th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, : National University of Singapore.
  • Baker, E., Dalrymple, C., Harris, P., Hughes, M. (2003). Sedimentary and stratigraphy of a tide-dominated forland-basin delta (Fly River, Papua New Guinea). In Sidi, Nummedal, Imbert, Darman, Posamentier (Eds.), Tropical Deltas of Southeast Asia: Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and petroleum geology, (pp. 147-173). USA: SEPM - Society for Sedimentary Geology.
  • Tomkins, M., Nielsen, P., Hughes, M. (2003). Selective Entrainment of Sediment Graded by Size and Density Under Waves. Journal Of Sedimentary Research, 73(6), 906-911.

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