Student researcher

Dr Timothy Ramm Research Leader

The aim of this study is to advance the development and analysis of improved long-term coastal adaptation strategies under conditions of uncertainty. This will help manage coastal risks by improving the management of infrastructure and land use in vulnerable coastal communities. Improved management will reduce the direct and indirect damages caused by increased extreme events and losses from permanent inundation. Including social risk perceptions and values will be an important consideration in formulating the approach. 

Year Type Citation
2018 Journal Article Ramm, T., Watson, C. Stephen & White, C. J. Strategic adaptation pathway planning to manage sea-level rise and changing coastal flood risk. Environmental Science & Policy 87, 9 (2018).
2018 Journal Article Ramm, T., Watson, C. Stephen & White, C. J. Describing adaptation tipping points in coastal flood risk management. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 69, (2018).
2018 Thesis Ramm, T. Improving adaptation planning for future sea level rise and coastal flooding. Environmental Engineering (2018). at <>
2017 Journal Article Ramm, T., Graham, S., White, C. J. & Watson, C. Stephen. Advancing values-based approaches to climate change adaptation: A case study from Australia. Environmental Science & Policy 76, 113-123 (2017).
2017 Journal Article Ramm, T., White, C. J., Chan, A. H. C. & Watson, C. Stephen. A review of methodologies applied in Australian practice to evaluate long-term coastal adaptation options. Climate Risk Management (2017). doi:10.1016/j.crm.2017.06.005
2015 Conference Paper Ramm, T. Accounting for uncertainty in cost benefit analysis: A generalised framework for natural hazard adaptation in the coastal zone. 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water (Informit, 2015). at <;dn=822034922948079;res=IELENG>
24 Oct 2016
Coastal risks arise from a combination of hazards, community exposure and vulnerability. Often deterministic...
Identifying risk thresholds in coastal communities to inform adaptation planning
29 Jun 2017
The impact of changing coastal inundation hazards to people and property becomes increasingly uncertain...
Planning strategic adaptation pathways to manage future coastal flood risk
19 Sep 2018
Future sea level rise will exacerbate coastal flooding globally. Adaptation pathways provide a dynamic plan...