Marco Ghisalberti

Mr, BSc BE W.Aust., MS PhD Mass.

  • The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 1203 Citations
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Manager of Hydraulics Laboratory, School of Environmental Systems Engineering

Funding overview

1. UWA Teaching Fellowship, 2010, "The impact of team-based learning on attainment of learning outcomes in an undergraduate statistics unit", $22,000, Sole Chief Investigator.

2. ARC Discovery Grant, 2010, “Extreme tidal forcing of a topographically complex coastal region: the Kimberley, Western Australia”, $430,000, Chief Investigator.

3. UWA Research Development Award, 2009, “Vertical mixing in wave flows over seagrass beds”, $17,681, Sole Chief Investigator.

4. CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Project, 2009-2010, “The role of herbivory and hydrodynamics in ameliorating the effects of nutrient enrichment in marine ecosystems”, $171,000, Chief Investigator.

5. UWA Research Grants Scheme, 2006, “Turbulent mixing in flows over submerged vegetation”, $28,970, Sole Chief Investigator.

6. UWA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2009, “Transport in obstructed shear flows”, $138,000, Sole Chief Investigator.

Teaching overview

Current: ENVE2601, ENVE2602/CIVL2130, ENVE3601
Past: ENVE3606, GENG1001


environmental fluid mechanics; turbulence; mixing; particle dynamics; canopy flows.


  • Ecohydraulics
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • Experimental fluid mechanics
  • Flows through complex geometry
  • Flow at the sediment–water interface
  • Hydraulics
  • Particle dynamics
  • Turbulence and mixing in aquatic systems
  • Vegetated flows

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Projects 2005 2017

Research Output 2001 2018

Open Access
Stabilization ponds
waste lagoons
1 Citations

A new model for predicting the drag exerted by vegetation canopies

Etminan Farooji, V., Lowe, R. & Ghisalberti, M. 18 May 2017 In : Water Resources Research. 53, 4, p. 3179-3196 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drag coefficient
large eddy simulation
1 Citations

Sediment transport in the presence of large reef bottom roughness

Pomeroy, A. W. M., Lowe, R. J., Ghisalberti, M., Storlazzi, C., Symonds, G. & Roelvink, D. 20 Feb 2017 In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 122, 2, p. 1347-1368

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sediment transport
Sediment transport
3 Citations
Stabilization ponds

The hydrodynamics across the sediment-water interface

Voermans, J. J. 2017 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

sediment-water interface
refractive index
turbulent flow
transport process