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Dr Barend van Maanen

Dr Barend van Maanen

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

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 Amory D427

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

please note I have moved to a different office: Amory D427

week 9: Monday 09:30 - 10:30 & Tuesday 09:30 - 10:30

Overview

My research focusses on estuarine and coastal geomorphology, biophysical interactions in mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems, and the impacts of global change on landscape dynamics and ecosystem functioning. I have a specific interest in whether the ecosystem services provided by coastal wetlands can be maintained under projected climate-change scenarios and anthropogenic interference.

Before moving to the University of Exeter, I worked as an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University where I conducted research and teaching in the fields of coastal and fluvial eco-morphodynamics. Previously I was also based at the University of Southampton where my research focussed on unravelling the interactions between estuaries, inlets and open coasts. Furthermore, at the University of Bordeaux in France, I worked on developing predictions of sea level rise impacts on salinity intrusion and sediment budgets in estuaries.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Waikato in New Zealand studying decadal scale dynamics of tidal basins and the effects of biophysical interactions.

I am working at Geography in Exeter since June 2019. Current projects involve a combination of numerical modelling, field data and remote sensing and focus on the resilience of coastal systems that are particularly sensitive to environmental change impacts, with the goal to inform sustainable management strategies.    

Qualifications

PhD in Earth Sciences, University of Waikato, New Zealand
MSc in Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands

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Research

Research interests

  • Coastal and estuarine geomorphology
  • Waves, currents and sediment transport
  • Ecomorphodynamics of coastal wetlands
  • Carbon sequestration in mangrove forests
  • Ecosystem resilience in the face of sea level rise and human interference
  • Integrated use of modelling, field data and remote sensing
  • Sustainable management of coastal systems

Research projects

Mangroves and Mud: Monitoring and modelling coastal dynamics in Surinam to mitigate the effects of climate change. Funded by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the WOTRO program, 2018-2022.

Ecomorphodynamics of coastal wetlands and ecosystem resilience. Funded by the China Scholarship Council, 2017-2021.

Modelling the changing sediment yield of the Amazon river. Funded by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the Refugees in Science program, 2019-2020.

Mangrove ecosystem functioning and degradation in a delta under pressure. Seed money project funded by the Future Deltas initiative at Utrecht University, 2017-2018 

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Leuven JRFW, van Maanen B, Lexmond BR, van der Hoek BV, Spruijt MJ, Kleinhans MG (2018). Dimensions of fluvial-tidal meanders: Are they disproportionally large?. Geology, 46(10), 923-926.
Xie D, Tan Y, Chu A, Zhou T, van Maanen B (2018). Distribution Characteristics of the Extreme Storm Tides in the Radial Sand Ridges Area of the South Yellow Sea in China. Journal of Coastal Research, 85, 856-860.
de Haas T, Pierik HJ, van der Spek AJF, Cohen KM, van Maanen B, Kleinhans MG (2018). Holocene evolution of tidal systems in the Netherlands: Effects of rivers, coastal boundary conditions, eco-engineering species, inherited relief and human interference. Earth-Science Reviews, 177, 139-163.
van Maanen B, Sottolichio A (2018). Hydro- and sediment dynamics in the Gironde estuary (France): Sensitivity to seasonal variations in river inflow and sea level rise. Continental Shelf Research, 165, 37-50.
Payo A, Hall JW, French J, Sutherland J, van Maanen B, Nicholls RJ, Reeve DE (2016). Causal Loop Analysis of coastal geomorphological systems. Geomorphology, 256, 36-48.
Nicholls RJ, French JR, van Maanen B (2016). Simulating decadal coastal morphodynamics. Geomorphology, 256, 1-2.
van Maanen B, Nicholls RJ, French JR, Barkwith A, Bonaldo D, Burningham H, Murray AB, Payo A, Sutherland J, Thornhill G, et al (2016). Simulating mesoscale coastal evolution for decadal coastal management: a new framework integrating multiple, complementary modelling approaches. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 256, 68-80. Author URL.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR (2015). A numerical model to simulate the formation and subsequent evolution of tidal channel networks. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 9(1), 61-72.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR (2015). On the ecogeomorphological feedbacks that control tidal channel network evolution in a sandy mangrove setting. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 471(2180), 20150115-20150115.
Brown S, Nicholls RJ, Hanson S, Brundrit G, Dearing JA, Dickson ME, Gallop SL, Gao S, Haigh ID, Hinkel J, et al (2014). Shifting perspectives on coastal impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 4(9), 752-755.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR, Friedrichs CT (2013). Modeling the morphodynamic response of tidal embayments to sea-level rise. Ocean Dynamics, 63(11-12), 1249-1262.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR (2013). Modelling the effects of tidal range and initial bathymetry on the morphological evolution of tidal embayments. Geomorphology, 191, 23-34.
Coco G, Zhou Z, van Maanen B, Olabarrieta M, Tinoco R, Townend I (2013). Morphodynamics of tidal networks: Advances and challenges. Marine Geology, 346, 1-16.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR, Ruessink BG (2010). The use of artificial neural networks to analyze and predict alongshore sediment transport. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 17(5), 395-404.
van Maanen B, de Ruiter PJ, Ruessink BG (2009). An evaluation of two alongshore transport equations with field measurements. Coastal Engineering, 56(3), 313-319.
van Maanen B, de Ruiter PJ, Coco G, Bryan KR, Ruessink BG (2008). Onshore sandbar migration at Tairua Beach (New Zealand): Numerical simulations and field measurements. Marine Geology, 253(3-4), 99-106.
Van Maanen B, Coco G, Swales A, Bryan KR (2008). The role of biomorphodynamics in estuarine evolution in New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 64(2), 162-164.

Publications by year


2018

Leuven JRFW, van Maanen B, Lexmond BR, van der Hoek BV, Spruijt MJ, Kleinhans MG (2018). Dimensions of fluvial-tidal meanders: Are they disproportionally large?. Geology, 46(10), 923-926.
Xie D, Tan Y, Chu A, Zhou T, van Maanen B (2018). Distribution Characteristics of the Extreme Storm Tides in the Radial Sand Ridges Area of the South Yellow Sea in China. Journal of Coastal Research, 85, 856-860.
de Haas T, Pierik HJ, van der Spek AJF, Cohen KM, van Maanen B, Kleinhans MG (2018). Holocene evolution of tidal systems in the Netherlands: Effects of rivers, coastal boundary conditions, eco-engineering species, inherited relief and human interference. Earth-Science Reviews, 177, 139-163.
van Maanen B, Sottolichio A (2018). Hydro- and sediment dynamics in the Gironde estuary (France): Sensitivity to seasonal variations in river inflow and sea level rise. Continental Shelf Research, 165, 37-50.

2016

Payo A, Hall JW, French J, Sutherland J, van Maanen B, Nicholls RJ, Reeve DE (2016). Causal Loop Analysis of coastal geomorphological systems. Geomorphology, 256, 36-48.
Nicholls RJ, French JR, van Maanen B (2016). Simulating decadal coastal morphodynamics. Geomorphology, 256, 1-2.
van Maanen B, Nicholls RJ, French JR, Barkwith A, Bonaldo D, Burningham H, Murray AB, Payo A, Sutherland J, Thornhill G, et al (2016). Simulating mesoscale coastal evolution for decadal coastal management: a new framework integrating multiple, complementary modelling approaches. GEOMORPHOLOGY, 256, 68-80. Author URL.

2015

van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR (2015). A numerical model to simulate the formation and subsequent evolution of tidal channel networks. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 9(1), 61-72.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR (2015). On the ecogeomorphological feedbacks that control tidal channel network evolution in a sandy mangrove setting. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 471(2180), 20150115-20150115.

2014

Brown S, Nicholls RJ, Hanson S, Brundrit G, Dearing JA, Dickson ME, Gallop SL, Gao S, Haigh ID, Hinkel J, et al (2014). Shifting perspectives on coastal impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 4(9), 752-755.

2013

van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR, Friedrichs CT (2013). Modeling the morphodynamic response of tidal embayments to sea-level rise. Ocean Dynamics, 63(11-12), 1249-1262.
van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR (2013). Modelling the effects of tidal range and initial bathymetry on the morphological evolution of tidal embayments. Geomorphology, 191, 23-34.
Coco G, Zhou Z, van Maanen B, Olabarrieta M, Tinoco R, Townend I (2013). Morphodynamics of tidal networks: Advances and challenges. Marine Geology, 346, 1-16.

2010

van Maanen B, Coco G, Bryan KR, Ruessink BG (2010). The use of artificial neural networks to analyze and predict alongshore sediment transport. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 17(5), 395-404.

2009

van Maanen B, de Ruiter PJ, Ruessink BG (2009). An evaluation of two alongshore transport equations with field measurements. Coastal Engineering, 56(3), 313-319.

2008

van Maanen B, de Ruiter PJ, Coco G, Bryan KR, Ruessink BG (2008). Onshore sandbar migration at Tairua Beach (New Zealand): Numerical simulations and field measurements. Marine Geology, 253(3-4), 99-106.
Van Maanen B, Coco G, Swales A, Bryan KR (2008). The role of biomorphodynamics in estuarine evolution in New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 64(2), 162-164.

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Teaching

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Cristina Corti - PhD student at the University of Exeter: Hazards and drivers of cliff erosion (jointly supervised with Steve Palmer and Akbar Javadi)
  • Job de Vries - PhD student at Utrecht University: Coastal evolution and mangrove dynamics in Surinam (jointly supervised with Steven de Jong)
  • Safaa Naffaa - Junior Researcher at Utrecht University: Sediment yield of the Amazon river (jointly supervised with Steven de Jong)
  • Danghan Xie - PhD student at Utrecht University: Ecomorphodynamics of coastal wetlands (jointly supervised with Christian Schwarz and Maarten Kleinhans)

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