Associate Professor of Oceanography
Much of our research is on coral reef hydrodynamics and our lab leads the Physical Oceanographic component of the Moorea Coral Reef LTER project
Current projects include: 1) wave-driven circulation and exchange in coral reef, lagoon, and pass systems; 2) extreme events and their effects on coral reef systems; 3) understanding the effects of rough bottoms such as corals on circulation and scalar mixing; 4) the impact of stratification on vertical mixing in a highly stratified wind-driven estuary; 5) larval transport around a coral reef island; 6) sponge excurrents; and 7) the effects of wave forcing on corallivory.
In The News
Sridharan, VK, Monismith, SG, Fong, DA, and Hench, JL. "One-dimensional particle tracking with streamline preserving junctions for flows in channel networks (Accepted)." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 144, no. 2 (February 1, 2018).
Herdman, LMM, Hench, JL, Fringer, O, and Monismith, SG. "Behavior of a wave-driven buoyant surface jet on a coral reef." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122, no. 5 (May 2017): 4088-4109.
Casella, E, Collin, A, Harris, D, Ferse, S, Bejarano, S, Parravicini, V, Hench, JL, and Rovere, A. "Mapping coral reefs using consumer-grade drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques." Coral Reefs 36, no. 1 (March 2017): 269-275.
Knee, KL, Crook, ED, Hench, JL, Leichter, JJ, and Paytan, A. "Assessment of Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) as a Source of Dissolved Radium and Nutrients to Moorea (French Polynesia) Coastal Waters." Estuaries and Coasts 39, no. 6 (November 2016): 1651-1668.
Davies, N, Field, D, Gavaghan, D, Holbrook, SJ, Planes, S, Troyer, M, Bonsall, M, Claudet, J, Roderick, G, Schmitt, RJ, Zettler, LA, Berteaux, V, Bossin, HC, Cabasse, C, Collin, A, Deck, J, Dell, T, Dunne, J, Gates, R, Harfoot, M, Hench, JL, Hopuare, M, Kirch, P, Kotoulas, G, Kosenkov, A, Kusenko, A, Leichter, JJ, Lenihan, H, Magoulas, A, Martinez, N, Meyer, C, Stoll, B, Swalla, B, Tartakovsky, DM, Murphy, HT, Turyshev, S, Valdvinos, F, Williams, R, Wood, S, and IDEA Consortium, . "Simulating social-ecological systems: the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) consortium." GigaScience 5 (January 2016): 14-.