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Details of Professor Robert William Duck   


Gender male
Job title Emeritus Professor of Environmental Geoscience
University of Dundee (
Dundee DD1 4HN
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality United Kingdom
Tel +44 7941304478
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Website http://www.dundee.ac.uk/environment/staff/profile/rob-duck
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Degree PhD, BSc
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine Geology, Geophysics
Research Activities Research into the physical sedimentology of coasts, estuaries and lakes. Topics include: beform type and migration studies using geophysical methods (especially side-scan sonar), coastal erosion, estuarine sediment dynamics, influence of frontal systems on fine sediment partitioning in estuaries, sediemtn sources, transport pathways and sinks in coastal and estuarine environments, lake and estuarine bathymetry, processes of lacustrine sedimentation, catchment sediment yield studies, reservoir sedimentation.
Research Region 36, 14
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Sediment transport, coastal erosion, coastal zone management; estuaries, lacustrine sedimentation; environmental geology of coastal and estuarine environments.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Professor Robert DUCK)

Peel, D., Lloyd. M.G. and DUCK, R.W. 2013. Towards a social-ecological resilience framework for coastal planning. Land Use Policy, 30, 925-933.
Booth, L.M., Milne, F.D. and DUCK, R.W. 2013. Sectoral interactions in the Scottish coastal zone: Measuring sustainability in theory and practice. Ocean and Coastal Management, 85, 39-45.
DUCK, R.W. 2012. Marine spatial planning: managing a dynamic environment. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 14, 67-79.
Venier, C., Silva, J.F., McLelland, S.J., DUCK, R.W. and Lanzoni, S. 2012. Experimental investigation of the impact of macroalgal mats on flow dynamics and sediment stability in shallow tidal areas. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 112, 52-60.
DUCK, R.W. and da Silva, J.F. 2012. Coastal lagoons and their evolution: A hydromorphological perspective. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 110, 2-14.
Powell, V.A., McGlashan, D.J. and DUCK, R.W. 2012. Use of local tidal records to identify relative sea level change: accuracy and error for decision makers. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 16, 597-607.
Dawson, S., Powell, V.A., DUCK, R.W. and McGlashan, D.J. 2013. Discussion of Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2011). Sea level trend reversal: land uplift outpaced by sea level rise on Scotland?s coast. Geomorphology, 197, 185-186.
McGlashan, D.J. and DUCK, R.W. 2011. Who owns the sand? The Ayre of Cara, Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Geographical Journal, 177, 35-43.
Williams, A.T., DUCK, R.W. and Phillips, M.R. 2011. Coastal dune vulnerability among selected Scottish systems. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1263-1267.
McGlashan, D.J. and DUCK, R.W. 2010. The PDMU approach to the integration of coastal management. Journal of Coastal Research, 26, 465-469.
DUCK, R.W. 2010. The influence of density fronts on sediment dynamics within river-to-sea estuarine transitional waters. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication, 337, 220-223.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-11-02 Last Updated: 2016-07-04 by Robert DUCK