photo: hespPatrick Hesp 

Professor Emeritus

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


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.

Courses Taught

Historical Geography
North America
Seminars on urban environments, historical geography, environmental migration