Dr Craig Stevens

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Associate Professor


  • Postdoctoral Experience (1991-1996): NSERC International Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada, in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group in the Department of Civil Engineering working with the then Assoc. Prof. Gregory Lawrence
  • Doctoral Thesis (1992): The Effect of a Surface Shear Stress on a Stratified Fluid (Supervisor, Professor Jörg Imberger). A study of the upwelling response of a stratified lake under the action of wind. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelors Degree (1987): Bachelor of Engineering - First Class Honours; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Adelaide, South Australia

Areas of expertise

  • Oceanic turbulent stratified boundary-layer flows
  • River plumes
  • Sea ice-ocean interaction
  • Entity-flow interaction (biophysics, flow around obstacles)
  • Fluid mechanics associated with industry such as aquaculture, energy, mining etc.
  • Outreach

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2013- today: Associate Editor, Aquaculture Environment Interactions
  • 2013- today: Associate Editor, New Zealand Journal Marine Freshwater Research
  • 2009- today: Associate Editor, Limnology and Oceanography
  • 2004-2009: Editorial Board Member,  Aquatic Sciences (Birkhauser Journal)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2018). Flow structure of unconfined turbidity currents interacting with an obstacle. ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS, 18 (6), 1571-1594. 10.1007/s10652-018-9631-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich
  • Stevens, C. L. (2018). Turbulent length scales in a fast-flowing, weakly stratified, strait: Cook Strait, New Zealand. OCEAN SCIENCE, 14 (4), 801-812. 10.5194/os-14-801-2018
  • Stevens, C., & Hulbe, C. (2018). Exploring the hidden ocean beneath the Ross Ice Shelf. International Ocean Systems, 22 (2).
  • Ellwood, M. J., Bowie, A. R., Baker, A., Gault-Ringold, M., Hassler, C., Law, C. S., ... Sander, S. (2018). Insights Into the Biogeochemical Cycling of Iron, Nitrate, and Phosphate Across a 5,300 km South Pacific Zonal Section (153°E-150°W). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32 (2), 187-207. 10.1002/2017GB005736
  • O’Connor G, & Stevens, C. (2018). StudioAntarctica: Embedding Art in a Geophysics Sea Ice Expedition. Leonardo, 51 (1), 57-58. 10.1162/LEON_a_01556
  • Gutt, J., Isla, E., Bertler, A. N., Bodeker, G. E., Bracegirdle, T. J., Cavanagh, R. D., ... De Conto, R. (2018). Cross-disciplinarity in the advance of Antarctic ecosystem research. Marine genomics, 37, 1-17. 10.1016/j.margen.2017.09.006
  • de Burgh-Day, C. O., Spillman, C. M., Stevens, C., Alves, O., & Rickard, G. (2018). Predicting seasonal ocean variability around New Zealand using a coupled ocean-atmosphere model. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research10.1080/00288330.2018.1538052
  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2018). Quantifying propagation characteristics of unconfined turbidity currents interacting with an obstacle within the slumping regime. Journal of Hydraulic Research10.1080/00221686.2018.1494054
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich