Professor Eric Wolanski is an estuarine oceanographer and ecohydrologist at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. His research interests range from the oceanography of coral reefs, mangroves and muddy estuaries, to the interaction between physical and biological processes determining ecosystem health in tropical waters. He has > 400 scientific publications, including 12 books, and technical reports. His h-index is 75 and he has 19,000 citations. Eric is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia (ret.), and l’Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (Belgium). He was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the catholic University of Louvain, another Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Hull, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association, and a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunications Award for Excellence. Eric is an Editor-in-Chief of Wetlands Ecology and Management, Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, the Honorary Editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, and he is a member of the editorial board of 4 other journals. He is also a member of the Scientific and Policy Committee of Japan's EMECS and of the European Union DANUBIUS-PP Scientific and Technical Advisory Board, which will be a pan-European distributed research infrastructure dedicated to interdisciplinary studies of large river–sea systems throughout Europe.
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