Physical Oceanographer - Numerical Modelling
I am a Physical Oceanographer specializing in numerical modelling processes of estuarine, coastal and continental shelf regions to include hydrodynamics, waves, water quality, sediment transport and pollutant transport, fate and effects. Before joining AIMS, I worked for seven years as physical oceanographer/modeler for a world-leading environmental consulting company, developing skills in planning, collection and data analysis, numerical modelling and technical reports of EIA, development and application of advanced environmental software and computer modelling systems.

2006: PhD in Physical Oceanography - Flinders University (Australia)

2002: MSc in Physical Oceanography - University of São Paulo (Brazil)

1998: BSc in Physics - University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Current Research Activities
Through numerical modeling and data analysis I have been involved in the following research activities:
  • Coral bleaching events in the Great Barrier Reef;
  • Understanding cumulative stressors and critical thresholds for corals;
  • Water quality modelling;
  • Upwelling processes along the Great Barrier Reef.
The following are a selection of science papers and technical reports recently published.

Benthuysen JA, Tonin H, Brinkman R, Herzfeld M, Steinberg C (2016) Intrusive upwelling in the Central Great Barrier Reef. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JC012294

Angly F, Pantos O, Morgan T, Rich V, Tonin H, Bourne D, Mercurio P, Negri A, Tyson G (2016). Diuron tolerance and potential degradation by pelagic microbiomes in the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. PeerJ 4:e1758; doi:10.7717/peerj.1758

Angly F, Heath C, Morgan T, Tonin H, Rich V, Schaffelke B, Bourne D, Tyson G (2016). Marine microbiomes of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon are influenced by riverine floodwaters and seasonal weather events. PeerJ 4:e1511; doi10.7717/peerj.1511

Evans-Illidge L, Tonin H, Lawrey E, Miller I, Steinberg C, Johns K, Emslie M, Brinkman R (2016). Preliminary baseline knowledge to support a first-stage marine-environmental assessment of proposed in-sea desalination pipeline infrastructure at Great Palm Island (Bwgcolman), Queensland. Supplementary Report - The Northern Site. Report prepared for Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and Qld Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville (60 p)

Herzfeld M, Andrewartha J, Baird M, Brinkman R, Furnas M, Gillibrand P, Hemer M, Joehnk K, Jones E, McKinnon D, Margvelashvili N, Mongin M, Oke P, Rizwi F, Robson B, Seaton S, Skerratt J, Tonin H, Wild-Allen K (2016). eReefs Marine Modelling: Final Report (January 2016). CSIRO, Hobart (497 p)

Lønborg C et al. (2015) Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program. Annual Report of AIMS and JCU Activities 2014 to 2015 - Inshore water quality monitoring. Report for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Australian Institute of Marine Science and JCU TropWATER, Townsville (170 p)

Rigby P, Steinberg C, Williams DK, Brinkman G, Brinkman R, Tonin H, Hughes D (2014) Real-Time Marine Observing System: Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities in Australian Coastal Waters. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering. Engineers Australian Technical Journals Vol 12 (No. 1): 83-99

Brodie J, Waterhouse J, Maynard J (Lead-authors) (2013). Assessment of the relative risk of degraded water quality to ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef: Supporting Studies. A Report for the Queensland Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection. Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER). Report No. 13/30. July 2013. James Cook University.

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