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Patrick Hesp

Professor Emeritus

Patrick Hesp
  • G&A, LSU and Strategic Professor of Coastal Studies, Flinders University, South Australia

Campus address

Flinders University


Ph.D University of Sydney, 1982
M.A. Massey University, 1976
B.A. Massey University, 1974



Patrick conducts a wide range of research on coastal and aeolian geomorphology, and the evolution of Holocene coastal barriers in the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Brazil and elsewhere.


Selected Publications

  • Hesp, P.A., 2011. Dune Coasts. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 3, pp. 193–221. Waltham: Academic Press.
  • Hesp, P.A., and I.J. Walker, 2012. Three-dimensional æolian dynamics within a bowl blowout during offshore winds: Greenwich dunes, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Aeolian Research 3: 389–399
  • Hesp, P.A. and I.J. Walker, 2013. Aeolian environments: coastal dunes. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Lancaster, N., Sherman, D.J., Baas, A.C.W. (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 11, Aeolian Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 109-133.
  • Walker, I.J. and Hesp, P.A., 2013. Fundamentals of aeolian sediment transport: airflow over dunes. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Lancaster, N. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 11, Aeolian Geomorphology pp. 328-355.
  • Hesp, P.A., Walker, I.J., Chapman, C., Davidson-Arnott, R., and Bauer, B.O., 2013. Æolian dynamics over a foredune, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ESPL. . DOI: 10.1002/esp.3444.
  • Martinez, M.L., J.B. Gallego-Fernandez and Hesp, P.A. (Editors), 2013. Restoration of Coastal Dunes. Springer, 347pp.