Researcher Profile

Professor Ryan Lowe

Ryan Lowe
Ryan Lowe

Phone: +61 8 6488 2706

Research Expertise:
  • Oceanography
  • Coastal and estuarine processes
  • Numerical modelling of coastal processes
  • Sediment transport
  • Remote sensing
  • Biophysical interactions in marine systems


ENVT3307 Oceanography

This unit covers an introduction to the physics of the ocean; physical properties of sea water; global distribution of temperature and salinity; dynamics governing motion in the ocean; barotropic and baroclinic ocean circulation; heat and salt budgets; water mass formation; major ocean biogeochemical cycles; the dynamics of coastal primary to secondary biological production; and the interaction of ocean processes with benthic biological communities.

SCIE2204 Marine Systems

This unit provides an introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science. Using the framework of the local Western Australia (WA) marine environment, it outlines how the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science are essential in understanding and managing such an ecosystem. Aspects covered include oceanography, geology and geomorphology and marine biology. Students obtain an introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science; and develop an understanding of the principles of oceanography, geology and geomorphology and how marine organisms interact with the environment.


Engineers Australia

Future Research

I have openings for PhD students to study coastal processes in systems that include coral reefs, rocky reefs and sandy beaches along Western Australia. In addition, we have active research to support projects related to wave energy. Potential PhD projects may be related to the current projects listed above, however, I may be able to accommodate additional projects in other areas. If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email with your C.V. as an attachment.

I welcome applications from Australian or international students with a strong background in either science or engineering, together with an enthusiasm for the coastal ocean. Funding opportunities for qualified Ph.D. students are available.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans


• Ph.D. Stanford University, 2005 (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
• M.S. Stanford University, 2002 (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
• B.S. University of California, 2000 (Mechanical Engineering)

ID: 142667

Most frequent journals
  • Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans

    ISSNs: 0148-0227, 2156-2202, 2169-9275, 2169-8953, 2169-8961, 2169-9313, 2169-9097

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2169-8961, 2169-9356, 2169-9100

    American Geophysical Union

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.36 SJR 1.996 SNIP 1.313

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Limnology and Oceanography

    ISSNs: 0024-3590, 1939-5590

    American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.5 SJR 1.712 SNIP 1.225

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Continental Shelf Research

    ISSNs: 0278-4343, 1873-6955


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.27 SJR 1.051 SNIP 1.15

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Physical Oceanography

    ISSNs: 0022-3670, 1520-0485

    American Meteorological Society

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.22 SJR 2.76 SNIP 1.379

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans

    ISSNs: 2169-9275, 2169-9291

    American Geophysical Union

    Journal: ERA2018

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