Andrew Brooks, Griffith University, Australia
A/Prof Andrew Brooks is a lecturer in Catchment Science at Griffith University, where he also leads the Precision Erosion and Sediment Management (PrESM) research group within the Coastal and Marine Research Centre. He has > 25 years experience in the application of geomorphology to the management of Australian rivers and catchments. He has published widely on the influence of landscape disturbance on river and catchment processes and has been at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to rehabilitating rivers and catchments. He has spent the last two decades undertaking research on the geomorphology of Australia’s tropical savannah rivers and catchments – particularly throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and the Burdekin. His team’s work highlighting the role of channel bank and gully erosion sources of sediment and nutrients to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) was awarded the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research in 2017. In recent years his team has focused on the development of methods to accelerate water quality improvements in GBR catchments through targeted remediation of gully erosion.
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