Dr Alistair Grinham

Senior Research Fellow

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
a.grinham@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54295

Overview

Monitoring and understanding of greenhouse gas emissions and sediment dynamics in shallow water bodies.

My primary interests are in monitoring and understanding biogeochemical processes within shallow water ecosystems. My formal training was in biochemistry and marine biology focusing on Southern Ocean food webs. Subsequently, I have focused on monitoring sediment loading and greenhouse gas emissions from sub-tropical coastal and freshwater systems.

I joined the School of Civil Engineering in 2007 to work in the area of sediment biogeochemical cycling in freshwater storages and coastal lagoons. In order to better understand these processes it is critical to monitor overlying water column processes as well as catchment interactions. Therefore, my primary research activities have been in the developing novel monitoring systems of catchments and their receiving water bodies.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Grinham, Alistair and Dunbabin, Matthew (2014). Herds of methane chambers grazing bubbles. In: 11th EGU General Assembly: Conference Abstracts. EGU2014: 11th European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, (1-1). 27 April-2 May, 2014.

  • Sturm, Katrin, Grinham, Alistair, Werner, Ursula and Yuan, Zhiguo (2014). Tidal influence on subtropical estuarine methane emissions. In: 11th EGU General Assembly: Conference Abstracts. EGU2014: 11th European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, (1-1). 27 April-2 May, 2014.

  • Borrego-Acevedo, Rodney, Roelfsema, Chris, Grinham, Alistair and Phinn, Stuart (2013). Mapping and modelling the spatial distribution of microphytobenthos abundance in Heron Reef, Australia. In: IGARSS 2013: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 21-26 July, 2013.

  • Musenze, Ronald, Grinham, Alistair, Werner, Ursula, Udy, James and Yuan, Zhiguo (2013). Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from coastal, estuarine and freshwater systems in subtropical Australia. In: EGU General Assembly 2013. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, (6725-6725). 7-12 April 2013.

  • Grinham, Alistair, Dunbabin, Matthew and Yuan, Zhiguo (2013). Methane bubbling: from speculation to quantification. In: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA, (). 9-13 December, 2013.

  • Aryal, R., Grinham, A. and Beecham, S. (2013). Modelling of physicochemical processes in Lake Wivenhoe during a flood period. In: J. Piantadosi, R. S. Anderssen and J. Boland, MODSIM 2013: 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. 22nd National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research - ASOR 2013. DSTO led Defence Operations Research Symposium - DORS 2013. Abstracts. MODSIM 2013: 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (388-388). 1-6 December, 2013.

  • Grinham, Alistair and Dunbabin, Matthew (2013). Sub-tropical freshwater storage catchments: major greenhouse gas sinks?. In: EGU General Assembly 2013. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, (). 7-12 April 2013.

  • Gibbes, Badin, Grinham, A., Bartkow, M and Watkinson, A (2013). Sub-tropical water supply reservoirs: a monitoring-modelling-management response to emerging issues. In: Charles Lemckert, Proceedings 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW2013). PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, (37-39). 7-11 July, 2013.

  • Sturm, Katrin, Grinham, Alistair and Yuan, Zhiguo (2013). Subtropical freshwater storages: a major source of nitrous oxide and methane?. In: EGU General Assembly 2013. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, (). 7-12 April 2013.

  • Gibbes, Badin, Olfateh, M., Laursen, R., Grinham, A. and Callaghan, D. (2013). Variability in estimates of wind stress on the water surface of a small coastal lagoon. In: Proceedings 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW2013). PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, (51-53). 7-11 July, 2013.

  • Grinham, Alistair, Gibbes B., Laursen, R. and Rissik, D. (2013). Wind-driven sediment porewater mixing drives nitrogen cycling in a shallow coastal lake. In: Charles Lemckert, Proceedings 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW2013). PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, (47-48). 7-11 July, 2013.

  • Laursen, Rikke K., Gibbes, B., Grinham, A., Lemckert, C. and Bartkow, M. (2013). Wind-driven water movements in an Australian subtropical freshwater reservoir. In: Charles Lemckert, Proceedings 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW2013). PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, (12-14). 7-11 July, 2013.

  • Albert, Simon, Dunbabin, Matthew, Skinner, Mark, Moore, Brad and Grinham, Alistair (2012). Benthic shift in a Solomon Islands' lagoon: Corals to cyanobacteria. In: D. Yellowlees and T. P. Hughes, Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, (). 9 -13 July 2012.

  • Grinham, A., Gibbes, B., Gale, D., Watkinson, A. and Bartkow, M. (2012). Extreme rainfall and drinking water quality: a regional perspective. In: Water Pollution XI. Transaction: Ecology and the Environment. Water Pollution XI: 11th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution, New Forest, United Kingdom, (183-194). 10-12 July 2012. doi:10.2495/WP120161

  • Laursen, R. K., Gibbes, B., Grinham, A., Gale, D., Udy, J. and Lockington, D. (2011). Effects of large water level fluctuations on water quality in subtropical reservoirs. In: Eric M. Valentine, Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress. 34th IAHR World Congress, 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, (3215-3222). 26 June - 1 July 2011.

  • O'Brien, K. R., Grinham, A., Roelfsema, C. M., Saunders, M. I. and Dennison, W. C. (2011). Viability criteria for the presence of the seagrass Zostera muelleri in Moreton Bay, based on benthic light dose. In: MODSIM 2011: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation proceedings. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MODSIM 2011), Perth, Australia, (4127-4133). 12 - 16 December 2011.

  • Dunbabin, Matthew and Grinham, Alistair (2010). Experimental evaluation of an autonomous surface vehicle for water quality and greenhouse gas emission monitoring. In: Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation, ICRA 2010, Alaska, U.S.A., (5268-5274). 3-7 May 2010. doi:10.1109/ROBOT.2010.5509187

  • Dunbabin, Matthew, Grinham, Alistair and Udy, James (2009). An autonomous surface vehicle for water quality monitoring. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009, Sydney, Australia, (). 2-4 December 2009.

  • Gale, Deb, Grinham, Alistair and Udy, James (2009). Using diatom community structure to assess freshwater reservoirs in South East Queensland, Australia. In: Bart Van de Vijver and Christine Cocquyt, Diatom Taxonomy in the 21st Century in Honour of Henri Van Heurck: Programme & Abstracts. Symposium on Diatom Taxonomy in the 21st Century in Honour of Henri Van Heurck, Meise, Belgium, (35-35). 23-26 August 2009.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision