Research Fellow (Griffith Climate Change Response Program, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and Griffith School of Engineering)
Biography and Research Expertise
Dr Serena Lee has a PhD in physical oceanography. Her PhD research addresses intermittent stratification events in Sydney Estuary and the transport and fate of stormwater contaminants following high precipitation events. Following her PhD Serena undertook a post doc at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences Horn Point Laboratory where she worked as part of a multi-institutional team engaged on a NOAA-funded project to undertake rapid-response monitoring of storm surge events in the Mid-Atlantic region. Her most recent appointment is with Griffith University where she is engaged on a number of projects including investigating regional circulation off the coast of Queensland and the implications of sea level rise and climate change on ocean circulation in the Pacific island region.
(1) Lee, S.B., Birch, G.F., 2012. Utilising monitoring and modelling of estuarine environments to investigate catchment conditions responsible for stratification events in a typically well-mixed urbanised estuary, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 111, 1-16.
(1) Lee, S.B., Birch, G.F., 2013. Sydney Estuary, Australia: Geology, Anthropogenic Development and Hydrodynamic Processes/Attributes. In: Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. Eric Wolanski (ed.), Springer Publishers, Dordrecht, 17-30. ISBN, 978-94-007-7018-8. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5.