Dr Carlos Loureiro

Position:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow & Honorary Research Fellow

Picture of Dr Carlos Loureiro


Qualifications:                            

 
BSc (Hons), PgDip, PhD


Office Block:


Geological Sciences
Room 109
Block H1
Westville Campus

Telephone:

Fax:

Email:

+27 31 260 2516

+27 31 260 2280

loureiroc@ukzn.ac.za


Websites:

www.nearcontrol.eu

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos_Loureiro2

 

Biographical sketch

Born January 1981 in a small coastal village in the North of Portugal. First arrived in South Africa for a short visit to UKZN in February 2013 as a visiting post-doctoral fellow to collaborate on a coastal research project aimed at investigating storm-induced beach erosion. This collaboration has developed into a full research project on nearshore morphodynamics funded by the European Union, which led me to move to South Africa and be based at UKZN since February 2016.

Education:
University of Coimbra BSc Honours in Physical Geography (1999-2003)
University of Algarve PgDip Coastal and Marine Studies (2005-2007)
University of Algarve PhD Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences (2008-2012)

Academic Profile

  • Research assistant (UAlg, 2005-2007)
  • Doctoral fellow (UAlg & UUlster, 2008-2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Coastal Geomorphology (UAlg & UUlster & UKZN, 2013-2015)
  • Honorary Research Fellow (UKZN, 2014-2019)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (UUlster & UKZN, 2016-2019)

 Professional Activities

  • Member of the British Society for Geomorphology
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union
  • Member of the Scientific Commission UAlg Center for Marine and Environmental Research
  • Reviewer for: Geomorphology; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Marine Geology; Continental Shelf Research; Ocean and Coastal Management; Ocean Dynamics; Climate Dynamics; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science; Coastal Engineering Journal; Journal of Coastal Research; Ocean Science Journal; Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management; Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Current Teaching /Courses

  • EGM808 - Management of Coastal Land Resources (UUlster)
  • SEAmester II – Wave climate analysis

Research Interests / Areas of specialty

  • Geomorphology and dynamics of coastal and marine environments:

    • beach and nearshore morphodynamics
    • morphological impacts of extreme storms
    • exploratory numerical modeling of coastal dynamics
    • wave climate (observations and reanalysis)
    • GIS, remote sensing and marine surveying

Research Projects

  • NEARControl – Nearshore Geological Control on Coastal Morphodynamics (European Union H2020-MSCA)
  • EVREST – Evolution and Resilience of Barrier Island Systems (FCT-PTDC 2014, 2016-2019)
  • RUSH – From Runup to Overwash (FCT-PTDC 2010, 2012-2017)
  • Extreme storm impacts in the northeastern Atlantic (ESRI-Ulster)
  • Beach nourishment and coastal processes in the Southern Coastal Mine-Namibia (UKZN-NAMDEB partnership)
  • Shoreline change and coastal hazards in large-scale embayments (UKZN-CGS)

Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5dA2hgQAAAAJ&hl=en

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3117-3492

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=23667861200