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Dr Rafael Cabral Carvalho



Associate Research Fellow


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Warrnambool Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong, 2018


Biography summary

Rafael is a Physical Geographer with a research focus on coastal sedimentology and geomorphology, water resources and marine conservation. He has more than 15 years of experience in GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartography applied to the following environments: Coral Reefs, Beaches, Estuaries, Rock Platforms, Continental Shelves and Coastal Catchments

Research interests

Siliciclastic and Carbonate sediments and depositional environments
Costal processes and modelling
Application of GIS and Remote Sensing to the coastal zone
Beach, estuarine and coral reef monitoring


Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Association (ANZGG)

Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA)

Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF)

Media appearances

Research groups


VCMP- Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program


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Holocene delta progradation into an epeiric sea in northeastern Australia

E Porritt, B Jones, D Price, Rafael Cabral Carvalho

(2020), Vol. 422, pp. 1-14, Marine geology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Evaluating techniques for mapping island vegetation from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) images: Pixel classification, visual interpretation and machine learning approaches

S Hamylton, R Morris, R Carvalho, N Roder, P Barlow, K Mills, L Wang

(2020), Vol. 89, pp. 1-14, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Transition from marine to fluvial-dominated sediment supply at Shoalhaven prograded barrier, southeastern Australia

R Carvalho, T Oliver, C Woodroffe

(2019), Vol. 341, pp. 65-78, Geomorphology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


A morphology-based drowning risk index for rock platform fishing: a case study from southeastern Australia

R Carvalho, D Kennedy, C Woodroffe

(2019), Vol. 96, pp. 837-856, Natural hazards, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1


Comparing static and dynamic flood models in estuarine environments: a case study from south-east Australia

K Kumbier, R Carvalho, A Vafeidis, C Woodroffe

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 781-793, Marine and freshwater research, Clayton, Vic., C1-1


Assessing reef-island shoreline change using UAV-derived orthomosaics and digital surface models

Meagan Lowe, Farrah Adnan, Sarah Hamylton, R Cabral Carvalho, Colin Woodroffe

(2019), Vol. 3, pp. 44-44, Drones, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Morphological exposure of rocky platforms: Filling the hazard gap using UAVs

R Cabral Carvalho, Colin Woodroffe

(2019), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Drones, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Investigating compound flooding in an estuary using hydrodynamic modelling: A case study from the Shoalhaven River, Australia

K Kumbier, R Carvalho, A Vafeidis, C Woodroffe

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 463-477, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, C1-1


Modelling hydrodynamic impacts of sea-level rise on wave-dominated Australian estuaries with differing geomorphology

Kristian Kumbier, Rafael Carvalho, Colin Woodroffe

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-18, Journal of marine science and engineering, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1


Filling the 'white ribbon' in temperate Australia: A multi-approach method to map the terrestrial-marine interface

R Carvalho, S Hamylton, C Woodroffe

(2017), pp. 1-5, 2017 IEEE/OES Acoustics in Underwater Geosciences Symposium : RIO Acoustics 2015 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25 - 27, 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, E1-1


Modifications to the shoalhaven estuary and the coastal sediment budget over the past 40 years

R Carvalho, C Woodroffe

(2017), pp. 233-239, Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017 : working with nature, Cairns, Queensland, E1-1


Estimating regional coral reef calcium carbonate production from remotely sensed seafloor maps

S Hamylton, S Duce, A Vila-Concejo, C Roelfsema, S Phinn, R Carvalho, E Shaw, K Joyce

(2017), Vol. 201, pp. 88-98, Remote sensing of environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca as novel geochemical proxies for understanding sediment transport processes within coral reefs

J Gacutan, A Vila-Concejo, L Nothdurft, T Fellowes, H Cathey, B Opdyke, D Harris, S Hamylton, R Carvalho, M Byrne, J Webster

(2017), Vol. 197, pp. 54-68, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Linking pattern to process in reef sediment dynamics at Lady Musgrave Island, southern Great Barrier Reef

S Hamylton, R Carvalho, S Duce, C Roelfsema, A Vila-Concejo

(2016), Vol. 63, pp. 1634-1650, Sedimentology, London, Eng., C1-1


Rainfall variability in the Shoalhaven river catchment and its relation to climatic indices

R Carvalho, C Woodroffe

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 4963-4976, Water Resources Management, C1-1


Shoalhaven river mouth: A retrospective analysis of breaching using aerial photography, landsatimagery and LiDAR

R Carvalho, C Woodroffe

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 2248-2254, ACRS 2013 : Proceedings of the 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, Bali, Indonesia, E1-1


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