Centre for Biodiversity & Ecology Research

Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science & Engineering

The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Professor David Hamilton

Ph.D., Otago 1991; B.Sc., Otago 1984

Research interests: Modelling of water quality in lakes and reservoirs; sediment-water interactions and sediment resuspension in shallow lakes; bloom-forming algae, particularly cyanobacteria; ice cover in lakes.



Chan, T. U. and D. P. Hamilton, 2001. The effect of freshwater flow on biomass and succession of phytoplankton in a seasonal estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research 52: 869-884.

Hamilton, D. P. and J. V. Turner, 2001. Integrating research and management for an urban estuarine system: The Swan River, Western Australia. Hydrological Processes 13(15): 2383-2385.

Hamilton, D. P., T. Chan, M. S. Robb, C. B. Pattiaratchi and M. Herzfeld, 2001. The hydrology of the upper Swan River with focus on an artificial destratification trial. Hydrological Processes 13(15): 2465-2480.

Campos, H, D. Hamilton, L Villalobos, J. Imberger and A. Javam, 2001. A modelling assessment of potential for eutrophication of Lake Rinihue, Chile. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 151(1): 101-125.

Herzfeld, M., D. P. Hamilton and G. J. Douglas, 2001. Comparison of a mechanistic sediment model and a water column model for hindcasting oxygen decay in benthic chambers. Ecological Modelling 136: 255-267.

Hamilton, D. P., 2001. The Swan River: Water Quality. Water, Journal of the Australian Water Association 28(2): 36-37.

Griffin, S. L., M. Herzfeld and D. P. Hamilton, 2001. Modelling the impact of zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton biomass during a dinoflagellate bloom in the Swan River Estuary, Western Australia. Ecological Engineering 16(3): 373-394.

Hamilton, D. P. and C. E. Oldham, 2001. Integration of ecology and engineering in the aquatic environment. Ecological Engineering 16(3): 319-322.

Wallace, B. B., M. C. Bailey and D. P. Hamilton, 2000. Simulation of vertical position of buoyancy regulating Microcystis aeruginosa in a shallow eutrophic lake. Aquatic Science 62(4): 320-333.

Kurup, R., D. P. Hamilton and R.L. Phillips, 2000. Comparison of two 2-dimensional, laterally averaged hydrodynamic model applications to the Swan River Estuary. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 51: 627-638.

Wallace, B. B. and D. P. Hamilton, 2000. Simulation of water-bloom formation in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Journal of Plankton Research 22(6): 1127-1138.

Wallace, B. B. and D. P. Hamilton, 1999. The effect of variations in irradiance on buoyancy regulation in Microcystis aeruginosa. Limnology and Oceanography 44(2): 273-281.

In press

Chan, T. U., D. P. Hamilton, B. J. Robson, B. R. Hodges and C. Dallimore. Impacts of hydrological changes on phytoplankton succession in the Swan River, Western Australia. Estuaries.

Kurup, R. J. and D. P. Hamilton. Hypoxia and flushing of dense water in a cavity of the Swan River Estuary. Estuaries.

Robson, B. J. and D. P. Hamilton. Spatial variability of Microcystis aeruginosa in a shallow lake. Verhandlung Internationale Vereingung de Limnologie

Chan, T. U., D. P. Hamilton and B. J. Robson. Modelling phytoplankton succession and biomass in a seasonal west Australian estuary. Verhandlung Internationale Vereingung de Limnologie

Hamilton, D. P., C. S. Spillman, K. Prescott, T. K. Kratz and J. J. Magnuson. Effects of atmospheric nutrient inputs on trophic status of Crystal Lake, Wisconsin. Accepted for publication in Verhandlung Internationale Vereingung de Limnologie.


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