Faculty & Staff Details

qi Chen

Basil Gomez, Adjunct Professor

Degree: D.Sc., University of Southampton , 2005.

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Email: basilg@hawaii.edu


Postdoctoral Research: University of Uppsala, Physical Geography Laboratory, 1981 - 1982

Ph.D., University of Southampton, 1981:

B.Sc., Geography, Plymouth Polytechnic, 1977

Courses Taught

GEOG 303 - General Geomorphology


The focus of my research is on sediment transport, assemblages and attributes. I have a range of cross-disciplinary research interests that include: using sediments as recorders of natural and anthropogenic environmental change; modeling the transport and dispersal of sediment and bio-limiting nutrients and linking marine sediment dispersal with fluxes of sediment off the land; and assessing the effects of past and future climate change on erosion and sediment transport in Pacific Rim steeplands and on high standing Pacific Islands.


  • Gomez, B., Carter, L., Orpin, A.R., Cobb, K.M., Page, M.J., Trustrum, N.A and Palmer, A.S., 2011, ENSO / SAM interactions during the middle and late Holocene, The Holocene, 21, In Press.

  • Litchfield, N. J., Page, M.J., Upton, P., Gomez, B., Carter, L. and Vandergoes, M. 2011, Last Glacial Maximum to present paleoclimate and paleovegetation records from the North Island East Coast; selection for input into a climate-driven hydrological transport model, GNS Science Report 2011/20 24 p.

  • Gomez, B., 2011, Sediment II: Modification and provenance, Geography Compass, 5, 494-516, doi:10.1111/j.1749- 8198.2011.00430.x.

  • Gomez B., 2011, Sediment I: Properties, Geography Compass, 5, 390-41, doi: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2011.00432.x.

  • Gomez, B., Baisden, W.T. and Rogers, K.M., 2010, Variable composition of particle-bound organic carbon in steepland river systems, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F04006, doi:10.1029/2010JF001713.

  • Gomez, B. and Jones III, J.P. (eds), 2010, Research Methods in Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 459 p.

  • Crozier, M.J., Hardenbicker, U. and Gomez, B., 2010, Physical landscape, in Gomez, B. and Jones, J.P. (eds), Research Methods in Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, 93-115.

  • Gomez, B., Page, M.J. and Trustrum, N.A., 2010, Pacific Rim Steeplands, in: Burt T.P and Allison, R.J. (eds), Sediment Cascades: an integrated approach, Wiley-Blackwell, 117-151.

  • Page, M.J., Trustrum, N.A., Orpin A.R., Carter, L., Gomez, B., Cochran, U.A., Mildenhall, D.C., Brackley, H.L., Palmer, A., Northcote, L., 2010, Storm frequency and magnitude in response to Holocene climate variability, Lake Tutira, north-eastern New Zealand, Marine Geology, 270, 30-44.

  • Gomez, B., Cui, Y., Kettner, A.J., Peacock, D.H. and Syvitski, J.P.M, 2009, Simulating changes to the sediment transport regime of the Waipaoa River driven by climate change in the twenty-first century, Global and Planetary Change, 67, 153-166.