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Kirstie's research focuses on fluvial geomorphology, in particular river evolution, sediment budgets and landscape (dis)connectivity, and human disturbance to rivers. She has also developed frameworks for assessing the physical condition and recovery potential of river systems. She is co-developer of the River Styles Framework and and a portfolio of professional development short courses (see www.riverstyles.com). Her research also focuses on how geomorphology provides a physical template for ecosystem function and how science can be better used in environmental management. She has also undertaken research on heavy metal contamination at Casey and Wilkes stations in Antarctica. She has co-written and/or edited three books titled "Geomorphology and River Management" (Blackwell, 2005), "River Futures" (Island Press, 2008) and "Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems: An Approach to Reading the landscape" (Wiley, 2013). Kirstie is on the Editorial Board of the journal Geomorphology and a winner of the Gordon Warwick medal for excellence in research.

Education/Academic qualification

Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management, Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University

Fluvial Geomorphology, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Macquarie University

Physical Geography and Resource and Environmental Management, Bachelor of Science, Macquarie University

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Outputs 1998 2019

Channel

Fryirs, K., Erkeling, G., Stouthamer, E. & Hargitai, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of planetary landforms. Hargitai, H. & Kereszturi, Á. (eds.). 2nd ed. Springer, Springer Nature

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

Connectivity as an emergent property of geomorphic systems

Wohl, E., Brierley, G., Cadol, D., Coulthard, T. J., Covino, T., Fryirs, K. A., Grant, G., Hilton, R. G., Lane, S. N., Magilligan, F. J., Meitzen, K. M., Passalacqua, P., Poeppl, R. E., Rathburn, S. L. & Sklar, L. S., Jan 2019, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 44, 1, p. 4-26 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

connectivity
river
frequency distribution
management
efficiency

Mapping valley bottom confinement at the network scale

O'Brien, G. R., Wheaton, J. M., Fryirs, K., Macfarlane, W. W., Brierley, G., Whitehead, K., Gilbert, J. & Volk, C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 44, 9, p. 1828-1845 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

valley
river
fan
bank
watershed

Single-grain OSL dating of fluvial terraces in the upper Hunter catchment, southeastern Australia

Fu, X., Cohen, T. J. & Fryirs, K., Feb 2019, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 49, p. 115-122 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

luminescence dating
luminescence
terrace
catchment
saturation

The impact of urbanisation on community structure, gene abundance and transcription rates of microbes in upland swamps of Eastern Australia

Christiansen, N. A., Fryirs, K. A., Green, T. J. & Hose, G. C., 4 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, p. 1-20 20 p., e0213275.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Urbanization
Wetlands
Transcription
swamps
urbanization