Dr Jose Rodriguez

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

One of my main contributions to the research field of ecohydraulics, geomorphology and water resources restoration is the design of in-channel structures of the pool-riffle type to naturalize low-gradient urban streams. Pools and riffles are fundamental elements of natural river systems responsible for providing the geomorphological-ecological variability necessary for a healthy habitat, and are typically absent in channelized urban floodways.

As part of my PhD, I carried out a comprehensive three-dimensional analysis of the hydraulics of pool-riffle structures in order to maximize their ecological functionality. During the last four years at the University of Newcastle I have developed a strong research group (two PhD students and one postdoc) in ecohydraulics and restoration of estuarine and riverine environments. This research has produced 12 conference publications and a number of journal papers that are currently in preparation. I am either team leader or first named CI in two grants from ARC (LP in estuarine wetland ecohydraulics and LP in riparian restoration). I am also a CI in the eWater CRC, working in urban ecohydraulics. Being an Early Career Researcher (PhD Sept. 2003) and starting a new research group has resulted in a relatively low productivity in terms of journal papers, which are in the process of preparation or submission.

Research Expertise
Application of the fundamental techniques of physics to the solution of environmental problems in aquatic environments, using a combination of analytical, experimental and numerical tools. a)Ecohydraulics and aquatic habitat restoration: Habitat hydraulics, physical-biological coupling in aquatic environments, ecohydraulic design and restoration. b)Sediment transport, fluvial hydraulics and geomorphology: Sediment entrainment, bed and bank erosion, channel evolution, vegetation effects. c)Hydraulics: Unsteady open-channel flows, turbulent boundary layers over rough bed, flow over complex geometries, urban streams.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Illinois
  • Ingeniero Civil (Equivalant UG Dip), University of Rosario - Argentina
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois

Keywords

  • Ecogeomorphology
  • Ecohydraulics
  • Environmental Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluvial Hydraulics
  • Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Open Chanel Hydraulics
  • Sediment Transport

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
040699Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified30
090599Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified30
090799Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Editorial Board - Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic EngineeringJournal of Hydraulic Engineering
Australia
1/07/2006 - 1/12/2006Visiting Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
United States
1/02/2003 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Fluvial Hydraulics CommitteeInternational Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2000Stout Water Resources Research Award
Unknown
1993Research Fellowship
Unknown
1993Research Fellowship
National Council of Scientific and Technological Research

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
200531st IAHR Congress
Organisation: International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research Description: The most important international congress in Hydraulics
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Rodríguez JF, Howe A, 'Estuarine Wetland Ecohydraulics and Migratory Shorebird Habitat Restoration', Ecohydraulics: an Integrated Approach, Wiley, Chichester, UK 375-394 (2013) [B1]
DOI10.1002/9781118526576.ch22
2013Saco PM, Rodriguez JF, 'Modeling ecogeomorphic systems', Treatise on Geomorphology Voume 2: Quantitative Modeling of Geomorphology, Academic Press, MA, USA 201-220 (2013) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2008Rhoads B, Garcia M, Rodriguez JF, Bombardelli F, Abad J, 'Methods for evaluating the geomorphological performance of naturalized rivers: Examples from the Chicago metropolitan area', River Restoration: Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat, Wiley, West Sussex 209-228 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Garcia ML, Basile PA, Riccardi GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Modelling extraordinary floods and sedimentological processes in a large channel-floodplain system of the Lower Paraná River (Argentina)', International Journal of Sediment Research, (2014)

A quasi-2D unsteady flow and sediment transport model suitable for the simulation of large lowland river systems, including their floodplains, is presented. The water flow and sediment equations are discretised using an interconnected irregular cells scheme, in which different simplifications of the 1D de Saint Venant equations are used to define the discharge laws between cells. Spatially-distributed transport and deposition of fine sediments throughout the river-floodplain system are simulated. The model is applied over a 208-km reach of the Paraná River between the cities of Diamante and Ramallo (Argentina) comprising a river-floodplain area of 8100. km2. After calibration and validation, the model is applied to predict water and sediment dynamics during synthetically generated extraordinary floods of 100, 1000, and 10,000 years return period. The potential impact of a 56-km long road embankment constructed across the entire floodplain is simulated and compared to model results without the embankment. The embankment results in increases in upstream water levels, inundation extent, flow duration, and sediment deposition.

DOI10.1016/j.ijsrc.2015.03.007
2014Gorrick S, Rodríguez JF, 'Scaling of sediment dynamics in a laboratory model of a sand-bed stream', Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, (2014) [C1]

A movable bed model was designed in a laboratory flume to simulate a mixed load sand-bed stream. The modelling objectives were to reproduce bedload and suspended sediment transport as well as downstream and transverse sediment fluxes in ratios similar to the field site. To meet these objectives the model contained an exact geometric scale and graded lightweight sediments to simulate migrating dunes and suspended load transport. The experiments are somewhat novel in that most mobile bed models have vertical exaggeration, whereas in these experiments exact geometric similitude of channel dimensions was maintained. The goal of this paper is to review the scaling strategy and the level of similarity among dimensionless parameters between model and field. Similarity in dimensionless bed shear stress and the particle Reynolds number enabled the experiments to replicate the dominant sediment dynamics present in the stream during a bankfull flow. There was a conflict in the strategy, in that grain roughness was exaggerated with respect to nature. However, the paper shows that geometric similarity of bedforms and the resulting drag is much closer to what is predicted for nature. In addition, measurements of sediment transport are compared to values computed from well-supported formulations, which is shown to reinforce the validity of the scaling strategy. Lastly, criteria for movable bed equilibrium are defined and it is shown that lightweight sediments contributed to the rapid development of near-equilibrium conditions. Overall, the paper shows a methodology that can be used to model mixed load streams at an exact geometric scale. © 2014 International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, Asia Pacific Division.

DOI10.1016/j.jher.2013.12.001
2014Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Flow and force-balance relations in a natural channel with bank vegetation', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH, 52 794-810 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00221686.2014.939109Author URL
2013Rodriguez JF, Garcia CM, Garcia MH, 'Three-dimensional flow in centered pool-riffle sequences', WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 49 202-215 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1029/2011WR011789Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2013Rogers K, Saintilan N, Howe AJ, Rodríguez JF, 'Sedimentation, elevation and marsh evolution in a southeastern Australian estuary during changing climatic conditions', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 133 172-181 (2013) [C1]

Mangrove and salt marsh vertical accretion and surface elevation change was measured at Kooragang Island within the Ramsar-listed Lower Hunter estuarine wetlands in New South Wales, Australia, using surface elevation tables and marker horizons over a ten-year period. We surveyed mangrove, salt marsh and a zone of mangrove encroachment into salt marsh. The period of analysis was dominated by El Niño (drought) climatic conditions, though included a series of east coast low pressure systems and associated storms over the central coast of NSW in June 2007. The storms may have initially caused scouring of sediments in the mangrove zone, followed by significant accretion within both the mangrove and salt marsh during the six months following the storms, with most of this accretion corresponding to spring tides several months after the storms. These accretion events were not accompanied by an equivalent elevation change, and robust elevation trends over the study period in mangrove and salt marsh indicate that the storms may have had little impact on the longer-term elevation dynamics within both the mangrove and salt marsh at Kooragang Island. Elevation dynamics in these zones appear to be regulated by vertical accretion over longer time periods and modulated by hydrology at shorter temporal scales. Elevation declined in the mangrove encroachment zone despite continued vertical accretion and we propose that this discrepancy may be associated with expansion of tidal creeks near the zone of mangrove encroachment or loss of salt marsh vegetation. This pattern of encroachment is consistent with observations from sites throughout the region and may be related to climatic perturbations (El Niño Southern Oscillation) rather than directly attributed to the storms. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.ecss.2013.08.025
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Sediment dynamics in a sand bed stream with riparian vegetation', Water Resources Research, 48 W02505 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2012De Almeida GAM, Rodriguez JF, 'Spontaneous formation and degradation of pool-riffle morphology and sediment sorting using a simple fractional transport model', Geophysical Research Letters, 39 1-7 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2011De Almeida GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Understanding pool-riffle dynamics through continuous morphological simulations', Water Resources Research, 47 W01502 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1029/2010wr009170
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2010Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Spencer J, Macfarlane GR, Saintilan N, 'Response of estuarine wetlands to reinstatement of tidal flows', Marine and Freshwater Research, 61 702-713 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1071/MF09171
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2009Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, 'Surface evolution and carbon sequestration in disturbed and undisturbed wetland soils of the Hunter estuary, southeast Australia', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 84 75-83 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ecss.2009.06.006
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 29
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2008Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, 'Laboratory measurements of 3-D flow patterns and turbulence in straight open channel with rough bed', Journal of Hydraulic Research, 46 454-465 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.3826/jhr.2008.2994
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 21
2004Rodriguez JF, Bombardelli FA, Garcia MH, Frothingham KM, Rhoads BL, Abad JB, 'High-Resolution Numerical Simulation Of Flow Through A Highly Sinuous River Reach', Water Resources Management, Vol. 18 177-199 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1023/B:WARM.0000043137.52125.a0
CitationsScopus - 58Web of Science - 40
2002Rodríguez JF, Admiraal DM, López F, García MH, 'Unsteady bed shear stresses induced by navigation: Laboratory observations', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128 515-526 (2002) [C1]

Time-dependent bed shear stresses induced by the passage of a barge tow have been measured with hot film shear stress sensors in a 1:25 scale model. Conditions typical of those observed for Upper Mississippi River navigation traffic were simulated in the experimental facility. Two sets of experiments were carried out: the first set consisted of simultaneous shear stress measurements at different locations for a variety of flow depths and boat operating conditions, providing space-time distributions of ensemble average wall shear stresses. The second set included a large number of realizations gathered for one particular flow condition at a single position, allowing analysis of the time evolution of the turbulence characteristics (i.e., standard deviation) of the bed shear stresses. The results of the first set of experiments show that for all the experimental conditions the basic patterns of the shear stress are similar, with two regions of high shear stress associated with the passage of the bow and the stern of the barge tow, respectively. Analysis of the second set of experiments showed that, as a result of the passage of the barge tow, the bed-shear stress standard deviation departs from the values commonly observed under steady, uniform, open-channel flow conditions. This behavior has important implications for sediment transport.

DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2002)128:5(515)
CitationsScopus - 7
2002Wade RJ, Rhoads BL, Rodriguez J, Daniels M, Wilson D, Herricks EE, et al., 'Integrating science and technology to support stream naturalization near Chicago, Illinois', Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 38 931-944 (2002) [C1]

Many urban and suburban communities in the Midwest are seeking to establish sustainable, morphologically and hydraulically varied, yet dynamically stable fluvial systems that are capable of supporting healthy, biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems - a process known as stream naturalization. This paper describes an integrated research program that seeks to develop a scientific and technological framework to support two stream naturalization projects near Chicago, Illinois. The research program integrates theory and methods in fluvial geomorphology, aquatic ecology, hydraulic engineering and social theory. Both the conceptual and the practical challenges of that integration are discussed. Scientific and technical support emphasize the development of predictive tools to evaluate the performance of possible naturalization designs at scales most appropriate to community based projects. Social analysis focuses on place based evaluations of how communities formulate an environmental vision and then, through decision making, translate this vision into specific stream naturalization strategies. Integration of scientific and technical with social components occurs in the context of community based decision making as the predictive tools are employed by project scientists to help local communities translate their environmental visions into concrete environmental designs. Social analysis of this decision making process reveals how the interplay between the community's vision of what they want the watershed to become, and the scientific perspective on what the watershed can become to achieve the community's environmental goals, leads to the implementation of specific stream naturalization practices.

CitationsScopus - 19
2001Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, Admiraal DM, 'Computo de la incorporacion de sedimento en suspension en flujos turbulentos no permanentes utilizando un enfoque estoc¿stico', Ingenier a Hidrulica en Mexico, (2001) [C1]
2000Admiraal DM, Garcia MH, Rodriguez JF, 'Entrainment response of bed sediment to time-varying flows', Water Resources Research, 36 335-348 (2000) [C1]
1999Garcia MH, Admiraal DM, Rodriguez JF, 'Laboratory experiments on navigation-induced bed shear stresses and sediment resuspension', International Journal of Sediment Research, 14 303-317 (1999) [C1]
1997Rodriguez JF, 'Modelacion unidimensional y bidimensional del transporte de contaminantes en cursos de agua', Ingenieria Hidraulica en Mexico, 12 5-14 (1997) [C1]
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Conference (55 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Sandi Rojas SG, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, Riccardi G, Wen L, Saintilan N, et al., 'Macquarie river floodplain flow modeling: Implications for ecogeomorphology', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1201/b17133-313
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2014Bayat E, Rodriguez JF, de Almeida GAM, Saco PM, 'Sediment transport, sorting and three-dimensional flow patterns in pool-riffle sequences: Implications for self-maintenance', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1201/b17133-171
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2014Rodriguez JF, Gorrick S, 'Force balance components in a mildly curved channel with and without bank vegetation.', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014 Conference Proceedings, Perth (2014) [E1]
2013Trivisonno F, Rodriguez JF, Riccardi G, Saco PM, 'Modelling soil, carbon and vegetation dynamics in estuarine wetlands experiencing sea-level rise.', Proceedings of the 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China. (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2013Garcia ML, Basile PA, Riccardi G, Rodriguez JF, 'Modelling Hydrodynamic and Sedimentation Processes in Large Lowland Rivers: An Application to the Paraná River (Argentina).', Proceedings of the 35th IAHR World Congress., Chengdu, China (2013) [E1]
2013Trivisono FN, Rodríguez JF, Riccardi GA, Saco PM, Stenta H, 'Modelling estuarine wetlands under climate change and infrastructure pressure', MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2013Garcia ML, Basile PA, Riccardi GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Modelling Hydrodynamic and Sedimentation Processes in Large Lowland Rivers: An Application to the Parana River (Argentina)', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 35TH IAHR WORLD CONGRESS, VOLS I AND II, Chengdu, PEOPLES R CHINA (2013)
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2012Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Interactions among riparian vegetation, flow and sediment in a sand bed river: Implications for restoration', Abstracts of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francsisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2012Rodriguez JF, Mazza De Almeida G, 'Interactions between sediment transport, bedforms and sediment sorting during constant and variable flow regimes in pool-riffle sequences', Abstracts of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francsisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2012Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, '3D flow structure in a sand bed stream with riparian vegetation', River Flow 2012 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, San Jose, Costa Rica (2012) [E1]
2012Rodriguez JF, De Almeida GAM, 'River restoration using pools and riffles: Flow-sediment effects on bedform formation and maintenance', Proceedings of the 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Rodriguez JF, Howe A, Saco PM, 'Sediment, carbon and vegetation dynamics in an estuarine wetland of the Hunter estuary, NSW', Proceedings of the 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2011De Almeida GAM, Rodriguez JF, 'Sediment and planform controls on the spontaneous formation and self-maintenance for pool-riffle sequences', Abstracts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California (2011) [E3]
2011Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Scaling of sediment dynamics in a reach-scale loboratory model of a sand-bed stream with riparian vegetation', Abstracts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California (2011) [E3]
2011Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Sediment dynamics in a laboratory channel with bank vegetation', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E1]
2011De Almeida GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Downstream control and the interdependence of pool-riffle units', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E1]
2010Rodriguez JF, Gorrick S, 'Riparian rehabilitation using vegetation patches: Field and laboratory investigations linking hydrology, vegetation and geomorphology', 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. Program and Abstracts, San Francisco, CA (2010) [E3]
2010Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Mobile bed experiments in a reduced scale model of a sand bed stream with bank vegetation', RCEM2009: 6th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morhodynamics, Santa Fe, Argentina (2010) [E1]
2009De Almeida GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Combining morphodynamic and physical habitat models', RCEM2009: 6th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morhodynamics, Santa Fe, Argentina (2009) [E1]
2009De Almeida GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Integrating sediment dynamics into physical habitat models', The 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Proceedings, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2009De Almeida GA, Rodriguez JF, 'Assessing the effects of sediment dynamics on physical habitat', Proceedings of the 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, Vancouver, Canada (2009) [E1]
2008Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, Kalma JD, 'Impacts of vegetation on flow dynamics in a reduced scale model and implications for riparian rehabilitation', Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008: Incorporating 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, and, 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsJetse Kalma
2008Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, 'Carbon sequestration in Australian estuarine wetlands', Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008: Incorporating 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, and, 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2008Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, 'Laboratory experiments in a mildly sinuous channel with bank vegetation', River Flow 2008: Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Izmir, Turkey (2008) [E1]
2008Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, 'Effect of rehabilitation on carbon sequestration in estuarine wetlands', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2007Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Spencer J, Macfarlane GR, Saintilan N, 'Effect of hydraulic manipulation on migratory shorebird habitat at an Australian coastal wetland', 6th International Ecohydraulics Symposium. Proceedings, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2007Howe A, Rodriguez JF, 'Resistance relationships for five estuarine wetland substrates', 6th International Ecohydraulics Symposium. Proceedings, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]
2007Rodriguez JF, Howe A, Saco PM, 'Surface elevation, carbon sequestration potential and rising sea levels in estuarine wetlands', AGU 2007 Fall Meeting. Program & Abstracts, San Francisco, CA (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsPatricia Saco
2007Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Macfarlane GR, 'Optimising shorebird roost habitat by hydraulic manipulation', Australasian Shorebird Conference. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2007Ghobadian R, Rodriguez JF, Shafai-Bajestan M, 'Prediction of depositional bar height in laboratory channel confluences', Proceedings of IESH 2007, Tempe, Arizona (2007) [E1]
2007Barton AF, Coombes PJ, Rodriguez JF, 'Understanding ecological response in urban catchments', Rainwater and Urban Design Conference 2007, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, Kalma JD, 'Combining field measurements and laboratory experiments in riparian rehabilitation studies', 32nd Congress of IAHR, the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research. Proceedings, Venice, Italy (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJetse Kalma
2006Howe A, Rodriguez JF, 'Eco-geomorphological response of an estuarine wetland to changes in the hydraulic regime', 2006 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States of America (2006) [E3]
2006Howe A, Rodriguez JF, 'Flow resistance in saltmarsh and mangrove vegetation in an Australian coastal wetland', 7th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Philadelphia, United States of America (2006) [E1]
2006Howe A, Rodriguez JF, 'Estuarine vegetation distribution response to the reinstatement of tidal flows: implications for management', Australian Marine Sciences Association 44th Annual Conference and The Society of Wetland Scientists 27th International Conference - Catchments to Coast 2006, Cairns, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Rodriguez JF, Howe A, 'Relaciones Entre Flujo, sedimento y vegetacion en un humedal estuarino rehabilitado', XXII Latin American Congress of Hydraulics and the International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, Ciudad Guayana, Venezuala (2006) [E1]
2005Gorrick S, Rodriguez JF, Kalma JD, 'Field Measurements And Characterization Of A Sand Bed Stream For Riparian Rehabilitation And Modeling', MODSIM05 : International Congress on Modelling and Simulation : advances and applications for management and decision making, Melbourne, 12-15 December, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsJetse Kalma
2005Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Macfarlane GR, 'Vegetation-Sediment-Flow Interactions In Estuarine Wetlands', MODSIM05 : International Congress on Modelling and Simulation : advances and applications for management and decision making, Melbourne, 12-15 December, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2005Rodriguez JF, Gorrick S, Kalma JD, Cook N, Outhet D, Raine A, 'Combining Field And Laboratory Experiments In Order To Understand Interactions Between Flow, Sediment, Vegetation And Bank Erosion In Riparian Rehabilitation Works', 2005 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2005) [E3]
Co-authorsJetse Kalma
2005Howe A, Rodriguez JF, 'Hydraulic drivers for vegetation distribution in estuarine wetland rehabilitation', Australasian Saltmarshes 2005, Sydney, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005Howe A, Rodriguez JF, 'Hydraulic drivers for vegetation distribution in estuarine wetlands', Australasian Saltmarshes 2005: Conference Program and Book of Abstracts, North Sydney, NSW (2005) [E3]
2005Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, 'Secondary Currents And Flow Variability In Straight Open Channels: Implications For Stream Restoration Projects', Proceedings of XXXI IAHR Congress, Seoul, Korea (2005) [E1]
2005Patterson T, Rodriguez JF, 'Laboratory Experiments On Vertical Slot Fishways With Added Roughness', Proceedings of XXXI IAHR Congress, Seoul, Korea (2005) [E1]
2004Rodriguez JF, Lopez FM, Garcia CM, Garcia MH, 'Laboratory experiments on pool-riffle sequences designed to restore channelized low-gradient streams', PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF URBAN AND RURAL STREAMS, Philadelphia, PA (2004) [E1]
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2004Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, Lopez FM, Garcia CM, 'Three Dimensional Hydrodynamics Of Pool-Riffle Sequences For Urban Stream Restoration', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Napoli, Italy (2004) [E1]
2004Rodriguez JF, Howe A, Saintilan N, Spencer J, 'Ecohydraulics and estuarine wetland rehabilitation', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2004) [E3]
2004Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, Lopez FM, Garcia CM, 'Effects Of Bed Topography And Vegetation On 3D Flow Patterns In Low-Gradient Rivers', 6th International Conference on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Brisbane, Australia (2004) [E1]
2003Rhoads BL, Wade R, Garcia MH, Herricks EE, Schwartz J, Rodriguez JF, 'Naturalization of an Urban Stream near Chicago, Illinois', 99th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (2003) [E3]
2003Schwartz JS, Rhoads BL, Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, Bombarelli FA, Herricks EE, Wade RJ, 'Integrating science and engineering to reduce uncertainty of stream naturalization: an example from the Chicago Metro', Chicago Metro (2003) [E1]
2003Rodriguez J, Garcia MH, Lopez FM, Garcia CM, 'Three-dimensional hydraulics of pool-riffle sequences in low-gradient streams,', San Francisco, USA (2003) [E3]
2002Schwartz JS, Herricks EE, Garcia MH, Rhoads BL, Rodriguez JF, Bombardelli FA, Bombardelli FA, 'Physical habitat analysis and design of in-channel structures on a Chicago, IL urban drainage: a stream naturalization design process.', 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage ASCE, IAHR and IWA, Portland, OR (2002) [E1]
2002Rodriguez JF, Garcia CM, Garcia MH, 'Mean flow and turbulence characteristics in pool-riffle structures', Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods, EWRI-IAHR, Estes Park, CO (2002) [E1]
2002Rodriguez JF, Garcia MH, 'Effective discharge and its relevance to stream restoration: Case study Kankakee River', USGS Stream Restoration Workshop, Urbana, IL, USA (2002) [E1]
2001Rodriguez JF, Belby B, Bombardelli FA, Garcia CM, Rhoads BL, Garcia MH, 'Numerical and physical modeling of pool-riffle sequences for low- gradient urban streams', Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods, EWRI-IAHR, Estes Park, CO (2001) [E1]
2001Rodriguez J, Bombarelli FA, Garcia MH, Guzmin JM, Frothingham K, Rhoads BL, Belby B, 'Development of scientific tools for stream naturalization' (2001) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants23
Total funding$2,818,154

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $4,120

2015 International Visitor from Bristol University, United Kingdom$4,120

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Professor Paul Bates
SchemeInternational Research Visiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401302
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20142 grants / $49,500

Collaborative research program for modelling of hydrology and climate change impacts in the Macquarie marshes$48,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding bodyNSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Patricia Saco, Professor Neil Saintilan, Li Wen
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400786
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Riverflow2014, Lausanne Switzerland, 3-5 September 2014$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400828
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $1,500

35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China, 8-13 September 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300973
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $1,500

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco USA, 3 - 7 December 2012$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201128
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $1,500

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA, 5 - 9 December 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1101051
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $22,000

Simulation of short and long term sedimentological and morphological changes in estuarine wetlands and its ecological implications $22,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900012
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $1,500

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2009$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0900129
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $1,913,346

E-Water Core projects for July 2008 to June 2012$1,911,646

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding bodyCRC for eWater
Project TeamProfessor George Kuczera, Doctor Mark Thyer, Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189275
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

Riverflow 2008, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research, Cesme, Turkey, 3/9/2008 - 5/9/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189508
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20073 grants / $19,700

Soil carbon dynamics in estuarine wetlands$12,454

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187881
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Soil carbon dynamics in estuarine wetlands$5,546

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188322
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

IAHR 2007, 32nd Congress of the international Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research, Venice, Italy, 1/7/2007 - 6/7/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187941
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $562,756

Innovative WSUD intervention strategies to counter deteriorating infrastructure and environments, and evolving urban form$562,756

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding bodyCRC for eWater
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Mark Thyer, Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186203
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

20052 grants / $8,680

Hydrodynamic characteristics of seagrasses Zostera capricornia and Posidonia australis$7,035

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184667
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, 5-9 December 2005$1,645

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185983
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20046 grants / $230,167

Riparian rehabilitation and ecohydraulics: Interactions between flow, sediment, vegetation and bank erosion in longstem tubestock rehabilitation works$100,668

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184239
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Estuarine wetland rehabilitation and ecohydraulics: the link between hydraulics, sediment, benthic invertebrates, vegetation and migratory wading bird habitat.$69,099

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Brian Timms
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183865
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Estuarine wetland rehabilitation and ecohydraulics: the link between hydraulics, sediment, benthic invertebrates, vegetation and migratory wading bird habitat.$30,000

Funding body: Hunter Catchment Management Trust

Funding bodyHunter Catchment Management Trust
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Brian Timms
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183866
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Riparian rehabilitation and ecohydraulics: Interactions between flow, sediment, vegetation and bank erosion in longstem tubestock rehabilitation works$15,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources

Funding bodyNSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185477
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Benchmarking of experimental facilities for research in ecohydraulics$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184002
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, 13-17 December 2004, USA$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184887
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $1,885

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union$1,885

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jose Rodriguez
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183663
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Vegetation Effect on Bed-Load Transport in Gradually Varied Flow
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014Investigation of the Potential for Hydrogeomorphic Modelling Within the Linear Network Program Wathnet5 to Determine an Optimal Water Sharing Plan for the Macquarie Marshes Catchment
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Sediment Dynamics of Wetlands and Effects of Climate Change
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014Development of Modelling Tools for Eco-Geomorphological Prediction
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Ecohydrologic Response of Drylands to Climate Variability and Change
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013The Effect of Flow Unsteadiness on Sorting and Self-Maintenance of Pool-Riffle Sequences
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Eco-Hydraulic Simulations of Floodplain Vegetation and Flow Interactions in the Macquarie Marshes Wetland System
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011Flow and Sediment Dynamics in Sand Bed Streams with Riparian Vegetation
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2008Hydrodynamics, Geomorphology and Vegetation of Estuarine Wetlands in the Hunter, Australia: Implications for Migratory Shorebird High Tide Roost Availability
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2008Management of an Estuary Processes Study
Civl Eng Not Elswr Classifd, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Jose Rodriguez

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Environmental Engineering

Contact Details

Emailjose.rodriguez@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7376
Fax(02) 4921 6991

Office

RoomEA126
BuildingEngineering A
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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