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University of Waikato
Bio: Karin works on coastal processes on sandy beaches and estuaries. Her interests are broad, but are basically covered by: Hydrodynamics: rip currents, wave dynamics, storm surges and flooding; Geomorphology: embayed beach patters, estuarine infilling, sediment interactions, tidal channels; and, Coastal Ecology: nutrient dynamics, light climate in estuaries, seabed exchange. She takes an engineering approach to solving problems, and likes to combine modelling, remote sensing and field observations. She works mostly in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regions.