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Professor Colin D. Woodroffe 


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Professor Colin D. Woodroffe is Visitor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Colin Woodroffe is a coastal geomorphologist in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong. He has a PhD and ScD from the University of Cambridge, and was a lead author on the coastal chapter in the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment report. He has studied the stratigraphy and development of coasts in Australia and New Zealand, as well as on islands in the West Indies, and Indian and Pacific Oceans. He has written a comprehensive book on Coasts, form, process and evolution, co-authored a book on The Coast of Australia, and Quaternary Sea-Level Changes: A Global Perspective. He is a visiting professor at the University of Southampton.

Research interests

Colin Woodroffe is a coastal geomorphologist, with an international research focus on the morphology, stratigraphy and sedimentary dynamics of tropical and subtropical coasts, and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to the study of processes and change in the coastal zone.

Looking at fossil reefs: Cruise to Balls Pyramid, Tsman Sea
Looking at fossil reefs

Research group

Energy and Climate Change

Affiliate research groups

Coastal Engineering and Management, GeoQuest Research centre, University of Wollongong

Professor Colin D. Woodroffe
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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