Dr. Arya Pamungkas Iwantoro
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
My research focuses on estuarine and coastal eco-geomorphology using numerical modelling approach. I am interested in understanding how the interaction between fluvial and ocean forcings affects the morphological development and ecological condition in estuaries and coastal systems.
Before moving to Exeter, I did my PhD at the Physical Geography Department, Utrecht University. In my PhD research, I developed a numerical model to simulate hydro-morphodynamic in complex river network systems under unsteady flow conditions. Using this model, I investigated morphodynamics of channel networks in tide-influenced river deltas.
Currently, I am postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geography where I work in the research project to understand how carbon sequestration in mangrove ecosystems is controlled by forest development and coastal morphodynamics under climate change pressure. In this project, my role is to develop a numerical model that couples hydro-morphodynamic processes, mangrove forest development and carbon sequestration.
Broad research specialisms:
I am an eco-geomorphologist focusing my research on the dynamic of estuarine and coastal systems
PhD in Physical Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
MSc in Physical Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
BSc in Ocean Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Coastal and estuarine geomorphology
Waves, tides, and sediment transport
Ecomorphodynamics of coastal wetlands
Carbon sequestration in mangrove forests
Mangrove ecosystem services under pressure: the history and future of carbon sequestration hotspots (MANGROOVIE)