Katerina Kombiadou

Katerina Kombiadou

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1199-1236
Ciência ID: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/1813-F159-070B

My main research interests lie in the field of modelling fine sediment transport in coastal/shelf areas, sediment-hydro dynamics’ interactions and coastal circulation. In the framework of my doctoral thesis I studied the physical processes that control the fate of fine sediments in the marine environment, processes that were included in a comprehensive mathematical model. After successfully completing my PhD, I received a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation in the context of extending the modelling framework of my thesis towards the formulation of a coupled circulation-sediment transport model. I also had the opportunity of working as a postdoctoral researcher in IFREMER regarding the coupling of sediment dynamics’ and ecosystem models to investigate the impacts of extreme hydro-meteorological conditions on the sea-grass dynamics of the Arcachon Basin, in France. Recently, I have also participated in scientific projects related with storm surge variability under climate change conditions and coastal circulation prognosis. As of September 2016, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) of the University ofAlgarve (UAlg), working on the ‘EVREST - Evolution and Resilience of barrier island systems’ project and currently on the ‘ENLACE - Exploring New approaches to simuLAte long-term Coastal Evolution’ project.

Geomorphology; Modelling; Morphodynamics; Coastal Resilience

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