Coastal Dunes - Some Reflections

I have long had a thing about coastal dunes; perhaps it is in my genes? My mother’s family owned property in Sandridge Street, Bondi, and I grew up on the sand plain of Rose Bay. As an undergraduate I had the great joy of digging a pit in our tiny backyard to discover the structure of the iron-humus podzol soil profile—it was fascinating stuff. Read More

Tomorrow's Coasts - Complex and Impermanent

I have just received a copy of a book edited by Don Wright and Reid Nichols entitled Tomorrow’s Coasts: Complex and Impermanent (Springer). It is also Volume 27 in the Coastal Research Library (Ed. Charles Finkl), and is the result of a collaborative synthesis promoted by the Coastal and Environmental Research Committee of the Southeastern Universities Research Association in the USA. Read More