Geocoastal Research Group
The University of Sydney
MSc Candidate (Marine Geology)
Melissa Fletcher is a MSc Candidate of the Geocoastal Research Group at The University of Sydney, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography and Biological Sciences, and a PgDipSci in Environmental Science with Merit at The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her dissertation project was titled: ‘Coastal Hydrodynamics and Atmospherics: a case study of current velocity and transport of suspended sediment in Port Levy, Banks Peninsula.’
Melissa’s current MSc research is titled: ‘An analysis of the morphology and submarine landslide potential of the upper and middle continental slope offshore Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia.’ It is hoped that this research will help us to further understand the underlying processes that have caused submarine landslides on the Eastern Australian continental slope and to assess the probability of slide re-occurrence and potential tsunami hazard through the use of high resolution multi-beam bathymetry and sedimentological and geotechnical analysis from gravity cores.