• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 3940 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
1986 …2019
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Personal profile

Biography

I am a geomorphologist with research interests in coastal landforms and morphological behaviour at timescales ranging from seasons to millennia.  I also apply that understanding to the practicalities of coastal management, especially in the area of climate change adaptation.

I use field mapping, coring, seismic stratigraphy, ground-penetrating radar and historical records (maps and air photos) to assess the record of coastal change and am interested in the role of secular changes in climate and sea level, as well as episodic changes (storms and tsunami) as drivers of change.  I have a particular interest in the role of geological parameters as constraints on coastal behaviour.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Master

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

External positions

Honorary Research Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal

1 May 201830 Apr 2021

CNPQ Special Visiting Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

9 Feb 20179 Nov 2017

Climate NI Steering Group

2014 → …

CNPQ Special Visiting Professor, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

20 Feb 201320 Feb 2016

Visiting Fellow Climate Change Adaptation Programme, Griffith University Queensland

Feb 2010Mar 2010

Research Fellow, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University

20102015

Sir Alan Sewell Visiting Scholar, Griffith University Queensland

Jul 2008Aug 2008

Chair

20062013

Keywords

  • QE Geology
  • Marine and coastal geology
  • GB Physical geography
  • coastal geomorphology
  • G Geography (General)
  • coastal management, climate change adaptation

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Research Output 1986 2019

A global ‘greening’ of coastal dunes: An integrated consequence of climate change?

Jackson, DWT., Costas, S., González-Villanueva, R. & Cooper, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Global and Planetary Change. 182, p. 1-9 9 p., 103026.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dune
climate change
vegetation cover
sediment
buffering

Coasts in Peril? A shoreline Health Perspective

Cooper, A. & Jackson, DWT., 2 Oct 2019, In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, p. 1-8 8 p., 260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
shoreline
coast
hazard
ecosystem
coastal zone management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Geological inheritance and its role in the geomorphological and sedimentological evolution of bedrock-hosted incised valleys, lake St Lucia, South Africa

Dladla, N., Green, A., Cooper, A. & Humphries, M., 30 Jun 2019, In : Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 222, p. 154-167 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saint Lucia
incised valley
bedrock
South Africa
valleys

Geomorphology and clast assemblages of intertidal beachrock: Implications for submerged shoreline preservation

Cooper, A., Green, A. N., Vital, H. & Lima-Filho, F. P., 15 Oct 2019, In : Geomorphology. 343, p. 106-118 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

beachrock
clast
geomorphology
shoreline
washover

Holocene evolution of Patos Lagoon, Brazil: The role of antecedent topography

Bortolin, E. C., Weschenfelder, J. & Cooper, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Coastal Research. 35, 2, p. 357-368

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lagoon
Holocene
topography
incised valley
tidal inlet

Activities 2013 2019

  • 3 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research

Louise Callard (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), Daniel Belknap (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant)
25 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

Rory Quinn (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), S. Louise Callard (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant), Daniel F. Belknap (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), David Long (Participant), G A Milne (Participant), X Monteys (Participant)
27 Apr 20142 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

American Geophysical Union

Rory Quinn (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), Louise Callard (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), Daniel F. Belknap (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), David Long (Participant), G A Milne (Participant), X Monteys (Participant)
9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Press / Media

Audio fingerprinting: The secrets of sand begin to emerge

Andrew Cooper

28/10/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

High-rises spell the end for Florida beaches

Orrin Pilkey & Andrew Cooper

25/07/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Thesis

Comparison of Grainflow Activity on Earth and Mars Utilising 3D Microscale Airflow Modelling

Author: Cornwall, C., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Cooper, A. (Supervisor) & Jackson, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis