Samantha Clarke, BSc (Hons)

Sam Clarke

Geocoastal Research Group
Associate Lecturer (Geology and Engineering Geology)

Madsen Building (F09), Room 438
Phone: +61 2 9351 2056
Fax: +61 2 9351 2442
Email:

Career Summary

Biography

Samantha Clarke is an associate lecturer and marine geologist in the Geocoastal Research Group (GRG) within the School of Geosciences. Samantha’s primary research focuses on the study of submarine landslides in the offshore marine zone and riverbank morphology and collapse. Of particular interest to Samantha is the geology and geotechnical characteristics of Australia’s eastern continental margin and the newly identified submarine landslides present in this region. Samantha's interests also extend to the processes and geomorphology of river systems as well as coastal hazards such as tsunami. Samantha has experience in marine processes, engineering geology, submarine mass movements and their consequences, offshore and riverine geomorphology, coastal hazards, riverbank collapse and management, tsunami modelling, slope stability modelling, core logging, bathymetric and seismic data processing and analysis, and GIS/spatial analysis.

You can find more information about Samantha’s research using the links below:

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney (accepted Sept 2014)
  • Bachelor of Science (Geology and Geophysics) (Honours 1), University of Sydney (conferred June 2008)

Research

Research Keywords

  • Submarine landslides
  • Marine processes
  • Coastal hazards
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Riverbank collapse
  • Engineering geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Remote sensing

Research Expertise

  • Earth science, particularly marine science
  • Offshore processes and geomorphology
  • Engineering geology
  • Submarine mass movements and their consequences
  • Riverbank collapse and management
  • Bathymetric and seismic data processing and analysis
  • Slope stability modelling
  • Core logging
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Oceanographic sample equipment
  • Field experiments (design and implementation) in both offshore and riverine environments

Research Projects (Current)

  • Submarine landslides on the eastern Australian continental margin
  • Riverbank collapse on the lower Murray River, South Australia

Selected Publications

  • Clarke, S., T. Hubble, D. Airey, P. Yu, R. Boyd, J. Keene, N. Exon, J. Gardner, and S. Ward (2014), Morphology of Australia’s eastern continental slope and related tsunami hazard, in: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences (6th), edited by S. Krastel, J.H Behrmann, D. Volker, M. Stripp, C. Berndt, R. Urgeles, J. Chaytor, K. Huhn, M. Strasser, and C.B. Harbitz, pp. 529-538, Springer Netherlands.
  • Hubble, T., D. Airey, E. de Carli, S. Clarke (2014) A Little Cohesion Goes A Long Way: Estimating Appropriate Values of Additional Root Cohesion for Evaluating Slope Stability in the Eastern Australian Highlands. Ecological Engineering
  • Clarke, S., T. Hubble, D. Airey, P. Yu, R. Boyd, J. Keene, N. Exon, and J. Gardner (2012), Submarine Landslides on the Upper Southeast Australian Passive Continental Margin – Preliminary Findings. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences (5th), edited by Y. Yamada, K. Kawamura, K. Ikehara, Y. Ogawa, R. Urgeles, D. Mosher, J. Chaytor and M. Strasser, pp. 55-66, Springer Netherlands.
  • Hubble, T., P. Yu, D. Airey, S. Clarke, R. Boyd, J. Keene, N. Exon, and J. Gardner (2012), Physical Properties and Age of Continental Slope Sediments Dredged from the Eastern Australian Continental Margin – Implications for Timing of Slope Failure; in: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, edited by Y. Yamada, K. Kawamura, K. Ikehara, Y. Ogawa, R. Urgeles, D. Mosher, J. Chaytor and M. Strasser, pp. 43-54, Springer Netherlands.
  • Clarke, S., D. Airey, P. Yu, and T. Hubble (2011), Submarine landslides on the south-eastern Australian margin, in AGS Coastal and Marine Geotechnics - Foundations for Trade, edited by Australian Geomechanics Society.