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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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The turnaround from transgression to regression of Holocene barrier systems in south-eastern Australia: Geomorphology, geological framework and geochronology

R McBride, T Oliver, A Dougherty, T Tamura, R Cabral Carvalho, A Short, C Woodroffe

(2021), Sedimentology, C1

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Citizen science for monitoring seasonal-scale beach erosion and behaviour with aerial drones

Nicolas Pucino, David Kennedy, Rafael Carvalho, Blake Allan, Daniel Ierodiaconou

(2021), Vol. 11, Scientific Reports, England, C1

journal article

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

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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

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Mapping the shoreface of coastal sediment compartments to improve shoreline change forecasts in New South Wales, Australia

M Kinsela, D Hanslow, R Carvalho, M Linklater, T Ingleton, B Morris, K Allen, M Sutherland, C Woodroffe

(2020), pp. 1-27, Estuaries and coasts, Cham, Switzerland, C1

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Predicting compartment-scale climate change impacts related to southern ocean wave forcing: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia

C Leach, D Kennedy, R Carvalho, D Ierodiaconou

(2020), Vol. 95, pp. 1157-1161, Journal of coastal research, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., C1

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Structure-from-motion photogrammetry analysis of historical aerial photography: determining beach volumetric change over decadal scales

R Carvalho, D Kennedy, Y Niyazi, C Leach, T Konlechner, D Ierodiaconou

(2020), pp. 1-16, Earth surface processes and landforms, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Surficial sediment data from the Shoalhaven River delta: bed channel and adjacent beach

Rafael Cabral Carvalho, Colin Woodroffe

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 1-20, Data in brief, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Evolution from estuary to delta: Alluvial plain morphology and sedimentary characteristics of the Shoalhaven River mouth, southeastern Australia

Rafael Cabral Carvalho, Colin Woodroffe

(2020), Vol. 242, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, London, Eng., C1

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Mapping spatial variability in shoreline change hotspots from satellite data; a case study in southeast Australia

T Konlechner, D Kennedy, J O'Grady, C Leach, R Ranasinghe, R Carvalho, A Luijendijk, K McInnes, D Ierodiaconou

(2020), Vol. 246, pp. 1-12, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mangrove and sand cay dynamics on Australian and Indonesian low wooded islands: A 45 year comparison of changes from remote sensing

S Hamylton, N Nurdin, R Carvalho, J Jompa, M Akbar AS, M Fitrah, M Lanuru, K Amri

(2020), Vol. 245, pp. 1-13, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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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

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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

journal article

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

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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

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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

journal article

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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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

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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

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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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