Dr Michael Cheetham
PhD. (Fluvial Geomorphology) 2011 (SCU)
Grad. Cert. (Research Management) 2011 (SCU)
B.Sc. (Hons) (Geology) 2004 (UOW)
Research interests / background:
- PhD: "Correlation of River Terraces Sequences: Widden Brook, Australia" (SCU)
- BSc (Hons): "Stratigraphy and Holocene Infill of Lake Wollumboola: a saline coastal lake on the south coast of NSW" (UOW)
- Geomorphic controls on river channels and floodplains
- Fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy in river morphology and soil development
- Late Quaternary landscape evolution and geochronology
- Chronology of alluvial floodplain sediments in the Quaternary
- Coastal geomorphology and Holocene landscape evolution
- 2011 AINSE Grant 'In-stream sulfidic sediment in the Murray Darling Basin: contemporary formation and mobilisation' (AINGRA11070), $8,760, (Awarded as Chief Investigator)
- 2008 AINSE Grant 'Chronology and pedogenesis of correlated river terrace sequences to define floodplain development' (AINGRA08131), $6,074, (Awarded as PhD Student)
- 2006 AINSE Grant 'Radiocarbon dating to determine the sedimentary depositional history of a confined, sand-bed stream' (AINGRA06092), $12,343, (Awarded as PhD Student)
Kraal P., Burton E.D., Rose A.L., Cheetham M.D., Bush R.T., Sullivan L.A. (2013) Decoupling between water column oxygenation and benthic phosphate dynamics in a shallow eutrophic estuary. Environmental Science and Technology. 47 (7), 3114–3121. (2012 ERAID 4674 – FOR MD)
Cheetham M.D., Wong V.N.L., Bush R.T., Sullivan L.A., Ward N.J., Zawadzki A. (2012) Mobilisation, alteration, and redistribution of monosulfidic sediments in inland river systems. Journal of Environmental Management 112: 330-339 (2012 ERAID 5850 – FOR MD)
Erskine W., Keene A., Bush R., Cheetham M., Chalmers A. (2012) Influence of riparian vegetation on channel widening and subsequent contraction on the sand-bedded Widden Brook, Australia since European settlement. Geomorphology. Volume 147/148: 102-114. (2012 ERAID 1803 – FOR 0406)
Cheetham M.D., Bush R.T., Keene A.F., Erskine W.D. (2010). Non-synchronous, episodic incision: Evidence of threshold exceedence and complex response as controls of terrace formation. Geomorphology, 123, 320-329. (ERA ranking A)
Cheetham M., Keene A., Bush R., Erskine W., Fitzsimmons K. (2010) Longitudinal Correlation of Late Quaternary Terrace Sequences of Widden Brook, South-Eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57: 97-109. (ERA ranking B)
Cheetham M.D., Keene A.F., Erskine W.D., Bush R.T., Fitzsimmons K., Jacobsen J.E., Fallon S.J. (2010) Resolving the Holocene alluvial record in southeastern Australia using luminescence and radiocarbon techniques. Journal of Quaternary Science, 25 (7), 1160-1168 (ERA ranking A)
Erskine W.D., Chalmers A.C., Keene A.F., Cheetham M.D., Bush R.T. (2009) Role of a rheophyte in bench development on a sand-bed river in southeast Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34, 941-953.
Cheetham M.D., Keene A.K., Bush R.T., Sullivan L.A., Erskine W.D. (2008) A comparison of grain-size analysis methods for sand-dominated fluvial sediments. Sedimentology 55, 1905-1913.
Cheetham M.D., Wong V.N.L., Bush, R.T., Sullivan, L.A., Ward, N.J. (2012). Monosulfidic sediments in the Wakool River, Southern Australia: A preliminary investigation. In: I.Rutherford & J.Grove, "Proceedings of the 6th Australian Stream Management Conference: Managing for extremes". 6-8 February 2012 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. pp. 214-222.
Keene A.F., Erskine W.D., Chalmers A., Bush R.T., Cheetham M.D. (2009) Riparian revegetation and creation of a pool-riffle sequence by river restoration works on the sand-bedded Widden Brook, Australia. In: 'The 7th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics and the 8th International Conference on Hydroinformatics: Science and information technologies for sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems'. 12-16 January 2009, Concepción Chile. (IAHR-IWA-IAHS-IAMG).
Cheetham M.D., Keene A.K., Erskine W.D., Bush R.T., Jacobsen G.E. (2008). Connecting the disconnected: longitudinal correlation of river terrace remnants. In: 'Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments'. (Eds. J. Schmidt, T. Cochrane, C. Phillips, S. Elliot, T. Davies & L. Basher). 1-5 December 2008 Christchurch New Zealand. (IAHS Publication, 325). pp. 123-129.
Keene A., Bush RT., Cheetham M., Chalmers A., Erskine WD. (2008). Pool-riffle reformation and bed armouring induced by structures and riparian revegetation that sequester sand. In: 'Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments'. (Eds. J. Schmidt, T. Cochrane, C. Phillips, S. Elliot, T. Davies & L. Basher). 1-5 December 2008 Christchurch New Zealand. (IAHS Publication, 325). pp. 576-583.
Sullivan L.A., Ward N.J., Bush R.T., Cheetham M.D., Cheeseman P.J., Fyfe D.M., McIntyre, T., Bush M., Hagan R. (2012) Lower Lakes Phase 1 sulfate reduction monitoring project. Prepared for South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Southern Cross GeoScience Technical Report No. 112, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. 178 pp.
Bush R.T., Tulau M., Coughran J., Ward N.J., Wong V.N.L., Cheetham M., Morand D. (2010) Distribution and hazard of sulfidic sediments in a river and creek channel system of the Murray-Darling Basin: Edward-Wakool channel system case study. Southern Cross GeoScience Technical Report No. 1010, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
Bush R.T., Keene A.F., Erskine W.D., Sullivan L.A., White I., Bowman G., Cheetham M.D., Somerville P. (2010) ARC L-P0455080 Final Report to Industry Partners. Restoring hydrological connectivity of surface and ground waters: Biogeochemical processes and environmental benefits for river landscapes. April 2010. Southern Cross GeoScience, Southern Cross University. pp. 102.
Bush R.T., Ward N.J., Wong V.N.L., Cheetham M., Coughran J. (2010) Distribution and hazard of sulfidic sediments in a river and creek channel system of the Murray-Darling Basin: Edward-Wakool channel system case study (Preliminary Activity Statement). Southern Cross GeoScience Technical Report No. 710, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. 48 pp.
Sullivan L.A., Bush R.T., Ward N.J., Fyfe D.M., Johnston M., Burton E.D., Cheeseman P., Bush M., Maher C., Cheetham M., Watling K.M., Wong V.N.L., Maher R., Weber E. (2009) Lower Lakes laboratory study of contaminant mobilisation under seawater and freshwater inundation (long-term study). Prepared for South Australian Environmental Protection Authority. Southern Cross GeoScience Technical Report 1109, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. 377 pp.
Updated: 11 April 2013