Prof Bruce Thom AM FTSE FIAG

BA (Hons) (Sydney), PhD (Louisiana State)

Expertise

Coastal management
Coastal land use planning
Geomorphology
Coastal geology

Background

Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
Former Chair, Coasts and Climate Change Council
Former President, The Australian Coastal Society
Former Chair, Australian State of the Environment Committee
Former Chair, NSW Coastal Council
Former Vice Chancellor, University of New England
Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney
Honorary life member of Surfrider Foundation Australia
Honorary member of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group

Publications and Speeches

Cape to Cape: A voyage around Botany Bay – Australian Coastal Society blog, March 2016.

Coastal Morphodynamics and Policy: What are the Links? – Presented at 23rd NSW Coastal Conference, Ulladulla, November 2014.

Nightmares and Dreams in Coastal Zone Management in Australia – Coast to Coast Conference, Brisbane, September 2012

Capturing Science in Accounts – Australian Bureau of Statistics Workshop: Completing the Picture – Environmental Accounting in Practice, Melbourne, May 2012.

Keynote Address, Coastal Councils 2012 – Australian Coastal Councils Conference, Hobart, 6 March 2012.

National Coastal Reform – 2010 and Beyond– National Coast to Coast Conference, Adelaide, 2010.

COASTS: how best can we adapt to the challenges of climate change?  – Sydney Theatre Company, April, 2010.

Coastal Adaptation in Australia—Some Challenges. National Coastal Forum, Adelaide, 18 February, 2010.

BONDI – Its geologic past; its 150 years of change; its future Waverley Council, May 2009.

Adapting to Climate Change in a Federation, Nature Conservation Council Conference, 13 November, 2008.

Climate change and our coastal and urban resources, 13th Annual Conference of Public Works and Environmental Parliamentary Committees, Sydney, November, 2008.

Submission – Inquiry into climate change & the environmental impacts on coastal communities (House of Representatives, Standing Committee, 2008).

Coastal Sustainability – The Way Ahead, Sustainability Week Conference, Wollongong, 1 April, 2008.

Coastal Geomorphology and Decision Making, Australia – New Zealand Geomorphology Conference, Queenstown, Tasmania, February, 2008.

Saving the coast – the impact of women, Mitchell Library, NSW, March, 2008 (Wentworth Group Talk)

Lessons from the NSW Coast, Queensland Coastal Conference, Bundaberg, 2007.

Climate change and the coast: the institutional challenges, DPI – Southern Rivers CMA, Climate Change Forum, 19-20 June, 2007, Bega and Nowra.

The NSW Experience, New Zealand Resource Management Conference, May, 2007.

Keynote Address: The NSW Coast from an Australian Perspective, NSW Coastal Conference, November, 2006, Narooma.

The Australian Coast: Images, problems and solutions, National Coast to Coast Conference, Hobart, April, 2004.

The coast as seen from the East, Western Australian Coastal Conference, Esperance, 2002.

Coastal environments in a changing world, CAETS, Convocation, Cairns, July, 2005 (also presented at Japan Conference, Matsuyama, September, 2004).

Environmental History and Decision Making, Sea Change Task Force Conference, Port Douglas, April, 2006 (also presented as Keynote, 5th International Sulfate Soils Conference, Tweed Heads, August, 2002).

Graduation Address, University of Sydney, 16 May, 2003.