• 3074 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1985 …2020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

I research and teach in the fields of geomorphology and Quaternary science.  I investigate how past climate changes have shaped earth surface processes, now and in the past. Much of my research has examined arid and semi-arid (dryland) regions of Australia. I am interested in how climate change has influenced desert sand dunes, dust storms, rivers, wetlands and vegetation cover and how those feed back into climate change.

I am Convenor of the Bachelor of Environment course and teach several units within the Environmental Earth Science major: ENVS266 Earth Surface Processes (convenor), ENVS340 Environmental Change, and ENVS341 Advanced Environmental Earth Science (field unit in New Zealand).

Recent and current reseasrch projects include: history of rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin over the last 100 000 years and how their discharge has decreased dramatically as global temperatures increased; how drought affects vegetation cover and wind erosion on sand dunes in the Simpson Desert; the global distribution of desert sand dunes, their activity and climatic sensitivity; the links between rivers, wetlands and dunefields in central Argentina (Mendoza province).

Education/Academic qualification

Quaternary Palaeoclimatology, PhD, Australian National University

1 Apr 19893 Apr 1993

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Paul Hesse is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 4 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects

Research Outputs

Macro-charcoal accumulation in floodplain wetlands: problems and prospects for reconstruction of fire regimes and environmental conditions

Graves, B. P., Ralph, T. J., Hesse, P. P., Westaway, K. E., Kobayashi, T., Gadd, P. S. & Mazumder, D., 24 Oct 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, p. 1-33 33 p., e0224011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Sand seas

    Hesse, P., 2019, Aeolian geomorphology: a new introduction. Livingstone, I. & Warren, A. (eds.). 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, p. 179-208 30 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    File
  • River Basin Management Society Award for Best Paper

    Tim Ralph (Recipient), Tim Hosking (Recipient), Jordan Iles (Recipient) & Paul Hesse (Recipient), 6 Feb 2012

    Prize

    File