School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
My research has focussed predominantly on the ecology and geomorphology of coastal environments. Early research (MAppSc) analysed the growth and bio-geomorphological development of a former flood tide delta in the River Murray Mouth estuary. More recently, (PhD) research focussed on the spread and potential impacts of the invasive, introduced grass Thinopyrum junceiforme along the Coorong foredune.
I am currently employed as an administrative assistant in the School of Social Sciences.
Date Position Institution name 2008 - 2013 Research Assistant Prof. Nick Harvey, University of Adelaide 1993 - 2002 Research Assistant Prof. Bob Bourman, University of South Australia 1993 - 1998 Research Assistant Prof. Martin Williams, University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2013 Award John Lewis Memorial Prize Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc — — 2013 Recognition Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide — — 1993 Award University Medal — — — 1990 Award John Lewis Memorial Prize Royal Geographical Society of South Australia — — 1990 Award Bronze Medallion TAFE — — 1990 Achievement Certificate of Merit Chamber of Commerce and Industry — —
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia PhD — University of South Australia Australia MAppSc — University of South Australia Australia BA(LibSt)
Year Citation 2015 James, K., Bourman, R. P., & Harvey, N. (2015). Rapid Evolution of a Flood Tidal Deltaic Island in the River Murray Estuary, South Australia: A Canary in the Cage of River Management. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(5), 1103-1119.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2007 Hilton, M., Harvey, N., & James, K. (2007). The impact and management of exotic dune grasses near the mouth of the Murray River South Australia. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 14(4), 220-230.
2006 Harvey, N., Bourman, R., & James, K. (2006). Evolution of the Younghusband Peninsula, South Australia: new evidence from the northern tip. South Australian Geographical Journal, 105, 37-50.
2006 Hilton, M., Harvey, N., Hart, A., James, K., & Arbuckle, C. (2006). The impact of exotic dune grass species on foredune development in Australia and New Zealand: a case study of Ammophila arenaria and Thinopyrum junceiforme. Australian Geographer, 37(3), 313-334.
DOI Scopus36 WoS31
2004 James, K. F. (2004). Shifting sands at the Murray Mouth: evidence from historic surveys 1839-1938.. South Australian Geographical Journal, 103, 25-42. 2002 Bourman, R., Alley, N., & James, K. (2002). European-induced environmental change in the Adelaide area, South Australia: Evidence from Dry Creek at Mawson Lakes. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 126(1), 29-38.
1995 James, K. F., & Bourman, R. P. (1995). Gully evolution and management: A case study of the Sellicks Creek drainage basin.. South Australian Geographical Journal, 94, 81-105.
Year Citation 2012 James, K. F. (2012). Gaining new ground: Thinopyrum junceiforme, a model of success along the south eastern Australian coastline. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide). 2004 James, K. F. (2004). The bio-geomorphological evolution of a former flood tidal delta (Bird Island) in the Murray Mouth estuary of South Australia. (University of South Australia).
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