Madhavi Patterson

Madhavi

MADHAVI ANNE PATTERSON

Geocoastal Research Group

The University of Sydney

 e: madhavi.patterson@sydney.edu.au

Madhavi Anne Patterson is a PhD candidate of the Geocoastal Research Group at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her current research examines the evolution, timing and nature of pleistocene fossil reef sequences in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with aim to produce a better understanding of the paleo-environmental conditions surrounding reef evolution in this period. Madhavi completed a Bachelor of Science (Geology and Geophysics, Geography) at the University of Sydney with a First Class Honours for her thesis titled “Traces of bioerosion in fossil coral reefs: The influence of environmental parameters on macro-bioerosion between 10-30 ka in the Great Barrier Reef”.

During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies Madhavi has had extensive experience in carbonate reef sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, multibeam bathymetry (acquisition, visualization and interpretation), 3D analysis methods (CT-Scans and SEM) and geotechnical fieldwork (RTK, Vibracoring, CDTs).

RESEARCH KEYWORDS

  • Last interglacial reef evolution
  • Coral reef bioerosion, geology and geomorphology
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • One Tree Reef

 RESEARCH PROJECTS (current)

  • Last interglacial and Holocene reef evolution in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Bioerosion traces in fossil reef systems of the Great Barrier Reef from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 325

AWARDS

Martin Fellowship Award, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Leiden Netherlands, 2016

Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Award, University of Sydney, 2016

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/ PUBLICATIONS

Patterson A., Webster J.M., Hutchings P., Humblet M., Braga J.C., Yokoyama Y. 2016. A new spatio-temporal record of bioerosion in deglacial fossil reef sequences of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Oral Presentation. The International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), Session 19 ‘Coral Reef Structural Dynamics and Complexity: Accretion verses Bioerosion and Dissolution’. Waikiki, Hawaii. https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/viewabstract.asp?AbstractID=29133

Patterson A., Webster J.M., Hutchings P., Humblet M., Braga J.C., Yokoyama Y. 2015. Quantifying bioerosion traces in deglacial fossil reef sequences: Spatio-temporal patterns from IODP Expedition 325 cores, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA) XIX Congress, ‘Quaternary Perspectives of Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilisations’, Nagoya, Japan. Session: Reconstruction and interpretation of paleo sea level records. http://inqua2015.jp/program/INQUA2015program.pdf

Kelley C., Smith J., Tree J., Miller J., Taylor J., Lichowski F., Wagner D., Leonard J., Boston B., Dechnik B., Luers D., Orange R., Shiro B., Togia H., Habel S., Wright N., Patterson A., Harrison L., Tucker J. 2014. New R/V Falkor Multibeam Data from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Session: New Perspectives on Seafloor Morphology from High-Resolution Ocean Mapping. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco. https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/19376

Patterson A.M. 2014. Traces of bioerosion in fossil coral reefs: The influence of environmental parameters on macro-bioerosion between 10-30 ka in the Great Barrier Reef. (Honours Thesis, The University of Sydney).