Dr Peter Robins

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Biography

I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences. I was awarded my Degree in Physical Oceanography and Mathematics at Bangor University in 2003 and my Ph.D in 2008, titled: Baroclinic Circulation in the Gareloch: A Scottish Fjord.
(Supervisor: Professor Alan J Elliott, pdf available here)

My research involves a variety of modelling studies, based around the European shelf seas, including:
- Marine renewable energy
- Biophysical larval transport modelling
- Coastal and estuarine processes
- Morphodynamics

Research Interests

Hydrodynamic modelling of the northwest European shelf seas
Baroclinic circulation and internal wave processes
Biophysical modelling
Sediment transport and morphodynamics
Catchment, river and estuarine interactions and coastal flooding

Research Group Homepage:

Shelf Sea Modelling Group

http://pages.bangor.ac.uk/~oss062/costmo2/

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Lewis M, Neill SP, Robins P, Hashemi MR, Ward S. (2017)
Characteristics of the velocity profile at tidal-stream energy sites, Renewable Energy 114A, 258-272.
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Lewis, M., Angeloudis, A., Robins, P., Evans, P. S. and Neill, S. (2017) .
Influence of storm surge on tidal range energy. Energy. 122: 25-36.
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Piano M, Neill SP, Lewis MJ,Robins PE, Hashemi MR, Davies AG, Ward SL, Roberts MJ. (In press)
Tidal stream resource assessment uncertainty due to flow asymmetry and turbine yaw misalignment. Renewable Energy
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Robins, PE., King, J., Tita, A and Jenkins, S. (2017)
Predicting the dispersal of wild Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) from an existing frontier population - a numerical study. Aquatic Invasions. 12.

Waggitt JJ, Dunn H, Evans PGH, Hiddink JG, Holmes L, Keen E, Murcott B, Piano M, Robins P, Scott BE, Whitmore J, Veneruso G. In Press.
Regional-scale patterns in harbour porpoise occupancy of tidal stream environments. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Robins, P.E., Skov, M.W., Lewis, M.J., Giménez, L., Davies, A.G., Malham, S.K., Neill, S.P., McDonald, J.E., Whitton, T.A., Jackson, S.E. and Jago, C.F. (2016)
Impact of climate change on UK estuaries: A review of past trends and potential projections. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 169, 119-135.
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Roche, R.C., Walker-Springett, K., Robins, P.E., Jones, J., Veneruso, G., Whitton, T.A., Piano, M., Ward, S.L., Duce, C.E., Waggitt, J.J. and Walker-Springett, G.R., Neill S., Lewis M., King J. 2016. Research priorities for assessing potential impacts of emerging marine renewable energy technologies: Insights from developments in Wales (UK). Renewable Energy, 99, pp.1327-1341.

Hashemi, M. R., Neill, S. P., Robins, P. E., Davies, A. G., and Lewis, M. J. (2015)
Effect of waves on the tidal energy resource at a planned tidal stream array. Renewable Energy 75, 626-639
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K Gormley, C Mackenzie, PE Robins, I Coscia, A Cassidy, J James, A Hull, S Piertney, W Sanderson, J Porter (2015).
Connectivity and Dispersal Patterns of Protected Biogenic Reefs: Implications for the Conservation of Modiolus modiolus (L.) in the Irish Sea. PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143337
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Lewis, M.J., Neill, S.P., Robins, P.E. and Hashemi, M.R. (2015)
Resource assessment for future generations of tidal-stream energy arrays. Energy 83, 403-415. (Open access)
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Robins, P.E., Neill, S.P., Lewis, M.J. and Ward, S.L. (2015)
Characterising the spatial and temporal variability of the tidal-stream energy resource over the northwest European shelf seas. Applied Energy 147, 510-522. (Open access)
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George, R.L.S.F., Robins, P. E., Davies, A. G., Ritsos, P. D. , Roberts, J. C. 2014
Interactive visual analytics of hydrodynamic flux for the coastal zone. Environmental Earth Sciences. 72(10), 3753-3766
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Robins, P.E., Lewis, M.J., Simpson, J.H., and Malham, S.K. 2014
Future variability of solute transport in a macrotidal estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 151 88-99
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Robins, P.E., Neill, S.P. and Lewis, M.J. (2014)
Impact of tidal-stream arrays in relation to the natural variability of sedimentary processes. Renewable Energy, 72, 311-321.
(Open access)
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Rowley, A.F., M E. Cross, S.C. Culloty, S A. Lynch, C.L. Mackenzie, E. Morgan, R.M. O'Riordan, P.E. Robins, A.L. Smith, T.J. Thrupp, C.L. Vogan, E.C. Wootton, and S.K. Malham. 2014.
The potential impact of climate change on the infectious diseases of commercially important shellfish populations in the Irish Sea - a review. ICES J. Mar. Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst234
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Lee, P.L.M., Dawson, M.N., Neill, S.P., Robins, P.E., Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K. and Hays, G.C. (2013)
Identification of genetically and oceanographically distinct blooms of jellyfish. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10: 20120920.
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Robins, P.E., Neill, S.P., Giménez, L., Jenkins, S.R. and Malham, S.K. (2013)
Physical and biological controls on larval dispersal and connectivity in a highly energetic shelf sea. Limnology and Oceanography, 58, 505-524
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A Dausse, A Garbutt, L Norman, LM Jones, S Papadimitriou, PE Robins and DN Thomas. 2012.
Biogeochemical functioning of grazed estuarine tidal marsh along a salinity gradient. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 100, 83-92.
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Coscia, I., Robins, P.E., Porter, J.S., Malham, S.K. and Ironside, J.E. (2012)
Modelled larval dispersal and measured gene flow: seascape genetics of the common cockle Cerastoderma edule in the southern Irish Sea. Conserv Genet. DOI 10.1007/s10592-012-0404-4
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Robins P.E., Neill S.P., Giménez L. 2012
A numerical study of marine larval dispersal in the presence of an axial convergent front. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 100, 172-185.
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Robins, P.E., Davies, A.G. and Jones, R. (2011)
Application of a coastal model to simulate present and future inundation and aid coastal management Journal of Coastal Conservation 15 (1), 1-14, DOI: 10.1007/s11852-010-0113-4
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Robins, P.E., Davies, A.G. 2010.
Morphological controls in sandy estuaries: the influence of tidal flats and bathymetry on sediment transport. Ocean Dynamics, 60 (3), pp 503-517.
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Robins, P.E and Elliott, A.J. (2009)
The internal tide of the Gareloch, A scottish fjord. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 81, 130-142.
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Additional Publications

George, R.L.S.F., P.E. Robins, A.G. Davies and J.C. Roberts. 2013.
Visual Analytics of the Hydrodynamic Flux for Coastal Flooding Prediction and Management. Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis) (2013), pp. 1-5. O. Kolditz, K. Rink and G. Scheuermann (Editors).

Robins, P.E. 2013.
Development of a morphodynamic model of the Dyfi Estuary to inform future management decisions: Model update and further validation. CCW Science Report No: 1033, pp. 50, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Robins, P.E. 2013.
Ostrea edulis restoration: Scoping and larval dispersion modelling in south Wales. Workstream 1: Model setup and validation. CCW Science Report No: 1039, pp. 32, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Robins, P.E. 2013.
Influence of tidal energy extraction on fine sediment dynamics. 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 18-19 March 2013, Oxford, UK. pp. 2.

Robins, P.E. 2013.
Influence of tidal-stream energy extraction on sediment dynamics. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2013), Aalborg, Denmark, 2-5 September 2013. Pp. 7.

Robins, P.E., Neill, S.P. and Davies, A.G. 2012.
The impact of tidal energy extraction on the morphodynamics of the Irish Sea. 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy, 17 October, Dublin. pp. 6.

Robins, P.E. 2011.
Development of a morphodynamic model of the Mawddach Estuary to inform future management decisions. Bangor University, CAMS Report: CAMS 2011-1, pp. 108.

Robins, P.E., Davies, A.G. 2011
Application of TELEMAC-2D and SISYPHE to complex estuarine regions to inform future management decisions. XVIIIth Telemac and Mascaret User Club Conference, Chatou, France, October 19-21, 2011.

Robins P.E. and Davies, A.G., 2009.
Morphodynamic processes in shallow estuaries: influence of tidal flats and channels on sand transport. In Proceedings of the 6th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM 2009), Santa Fe, Argentina, 21-25 September 2009, CRC Press/Balkema, Volume 1, 161-167.

Robins, P.E. 2009.
Development of a morphodynamic model of the Burry Inlet to inform future management decisions. Bangor University, CAMS Report: CAMS 2009-5, pp. 89.

Robins, P.E. 2009.
Development of a morphodynamic model of the Dyfi Estuary to inform future management decisions. Bangor University, CAMS Report: CAMS 2009-4, pp. 86.

Robins, P.E. (2008)
Present and Future Flooding Scenarios in the Dyfi Estuary, Wales, U.K. Centre for Applied Marine Science, Bangor University, Interim Report Volume 1, pp. 27.

Robins, P.E. (2008)
Present and Future Flooding Scenarios in the Dyfi Estuary, Wales, U.K. Centre for Applied Marine Science, Bangor University, Interim Report Volume 2, pp. 27.

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