Dr. James Terry - Geography



Dr. James Terry

Contact Information

James Terry
Professor
College of Sustainability Science and Humanities
P.O. Box 19292, Dubai, U.A.E. 
Voice: +971 4 402 1744

(Adjunct Professor at USP)

Research Interests

James Terry received his BSc (Hons) (1988) and PhD (1992) from the University of Wales at Swansea in the United Kingdom. Between 1996 and 2008, he was based at The University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Since 2008, he has been an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. James’ research encompasses fluvial geomorphology and hydrology in the humid tropics, the behaviour of tropical cyclones and their impact on the physical environment, El Niño and drought in the Pacific, volcanic geomorphology and tropical island karst.

Selected publications

Terry, J.P. and Goff, J. (eds) 2012. Natural Hazards in the Asia–Pacific Region: Recent Advances and Emerging Concepts. Geological Society of London Special Publication 361, 232 pp.

Gehrke, P.C., Sheaves, M.J., Terry, J.P., Boseto, D., Ellison, J.C., Figa, B.S. and Wani, J. 2011. Vulnerability of freshwater and estuarine fish habitats in the tropical Pacific to climate change. In Bell, J.D., Johnson, J.E. and Hobday, A.J. (eds) Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries in the Pacific. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Nouméa, 369–431.

Terry, J.P. 2011. Drainage, hydrology and fluvial geomorphology. In Bouchet, P., Le Guyader, H. and Pascal, O. (eds) The Natural History of Santo. Publications Scientifiques du Muséum (Patrimoines Naturels), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris, Paris, 46–51.

Terry, J.P. 2011. The climate of Santo. In Bouchet, P., Le Guyader, H. and Pascal, O. (eds) The Natural History of Santo. Publications Scientifiques du Muséum (Patrimoines Naturels), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris, Paris, 52–56.

Terry, J.P. 2011. Recent evolution of the Jourdain River braidplain on Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu. In Álvarez, M.A. (ed.) Floodplains: Physical Geography, Ecology and Societal Interactions. Nova Science, New York, 263–272.

Terry, J.P. 2010. Geomorphic influences on the variability of coastal erosion and deposition on Ambae Island, Vanuatu, caused by Cyclone Funa in January 2008. In Oh, J.H. (ed.) Advances in Geosciences Volume 16: Atmospheric Science. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 193–202.

Terry, J.P. 2009. Emerging concepts in hydrology for tropical Pacific regimes. In Park, N. (ed.) Advances in Geosciences Volume 11: Hydrological Science. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 45–55.

Terry, J.P., Kahsai, K., Grover, V. and Mayfield, C. 2009. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – needs and training for the Oceania region. In Park, N. (ed.) Advances in Geosciences Volume 11: Hydrological Science. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 313–324.

Terry, J.P. and Thomas, F.R. (eds) 2008. The Marshall Islands: Environment, History and Society in the Atolls. Faculty of Islands and Oceans, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, 290 pp.

Terry, J.P. and Thaman, R.R. 2008. Physical geography of Majuro Atoll and the Marshall Islands. In Terry, J.P. and Thomas, F.R. (eds) The Marshall Islands: Environment, History and Society in the Atolls. Faculty of Islands and Oceans, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, 1‒22.

Terry, J.P., Kostaschuk, R.A. and Wotling, G. 2008. Features of tropical cyclone-induced flood peaks on Grande Terre, New Caledonia. Water and Environment Journal 22, 177‒183.

Terry, J.P. 2007. Tropical Cyclones: Climatology and Impacts in the South Pacific. Springer, New York, 210 pp.

Terry J.P. 2007. Pacific island vulnerability to tropical cyclones ‒ facing the perils in a warmer world. Just Change 10, 20.

Terry, J.P. 2006. Lagoon degradation and management in Yanuca Channel on the Coral Coast in Fiji. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 24, 1‒10.

Terry, J.P. 2006. Yoron Island in southern Japan ‒ Quaternary geology and solution controls on surface landforms. South Pacific Studies 26, 111‒123.

Terry, J.P., Kostaschuk, R.A. and Garimella, S. 2005. Sediment deposition rate in the Falefa River basin, Upolu Island, Samoa. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 86, 45‒63.

Terry, J.P. 2005. Limestone geomorphology on Yoron Island, central Ryukyu Island Arc, southern Japan. In Tsukahara, J. and Nagashima, S. (eds) Social Homeostasis of Small Islands in an Island-Zone: Interdisciplinary Approach to Satsunan Islands Focussing on Yoron Island. Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands Occasional Papers 42, 25‒34.

Terry, J.P. 2005. Karst distribution and controls on Yoron-jima, an emerged reef island in sub-tropical Japan. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 67, 48‒54.

Terry, J.P. 2005. Hazard warning! Hydrological responses in the Fiji Islands to climate variability and severe meteorological events. In Franks, S., Wagener, T., Bøgh, E., Gupta, H.V., Bastidas, L., Nobre, C. and de Oliveira Galvão, C. (eds) Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Change—Hydroclimatic Variability. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 296, 33‒41.

Cronin, S.J., Ferland, M.A. and Terry, J.P. 2004. Nabukelevu volcano (Mt. Washington), Kadavu – a source of hitherto unknown volcanic hazard in Fiji. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 131, 371‒396.

Terry, J.P. and Murray, W.E. (eds) 2004. Niue Island: Geographical Perspectives on the Rock of Polynesia. International Scientific Council for Island Development, Paris, 301 pp.

Murray, W.E. and Terry, J.P. 2004. Niue’s place in the Pacific. In Terry, J.P. and Murray, W.E. (eds) Niue Island, Geographical Perspectives on the Rock of Polynesia. International Scientific Council for Island Development, Paris, 9‒29.

Terry, J.P. 2004. Geomorphic features of Niue Island: chasms, caves and other karst varieties. In Terry, J.P. and Murray, W.E. (eds) Niue Island, Geographical Perspectives on the Rock of Polynesia. International Scientific Council for Island Development, Paris, 75‒88.

Terry, J.P. 2004. Climatic hazards facing Niue. In Terry, J.P. and Murray, W.E. (eds) Niue Island, Geographical Perspectives on the Rock of Polynesia. International Scientific Council for Island Development, Paris, 113‒124.

Terry, J.P. 2004. Shoreline erosion on a low coral island in Fiji – causes and consequences. South Pacific Studies 24, 55‒66.

Terry, J.P. 2004. The problems of tropical cyclones in the South Pacific. South Pacific Newsletter 14, 1‒5.

Terry, J.P., McGree, S. and Raj, R. 2004. The exceptional floods on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji, during Tropical Cyclone Ami in January 2003. Journal of Natural Disaster Science 26, 27‒36.

Kostaschuk, R., Terry, J.P. and Raj, R. 2003. Suspended sediment transport during tropical cyclone floods in Fiji. Hydrological Processes 17, 1149‒1164.

Terry, J.P. and Nunn, P.D. 2003. Interpreting features of carbonate geomorphology on Niue Island, a raised coral atoll. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Supplementband 131, 43‒57.

Bettencourt, S., Campbell, J., de Wet, N., Falkland, A., Feresi, J., Jones, R., Kench, P., Kenny, G., King, W., Lehodey, P., Limalevu, L., Raucher, R., Taeuea, T., Terry, J.P., Teutabo, N. and Warrick, R. 2002. The impacts of climate change in Pacific Island economies: policy and development implications. Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development 9, 142‒165.

Terry, J.P. 2002. Water resources, climate variability and climate change in Fiji. Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development 9, 86‒120.

Terry, J.P., Ollier, C.D. and Pain, C.F. 2002. Geomorphological evolution of the Navua River, Fiji. Physical Geography 23, 418‒426.

Terry, J.P., Garimella, S. and Kostaschuk, R.A. 2002. Rates of floodplain accretion in a tropical island river system impacted by cyclones and large floods. Geomorphology 42, 171‒183.

Terry, J.P. and Raj, R. 2002. The 1997‒98 El Niño and drought in the Fiji Islands. In Hydrology and Water Management in the Humid Tropics. Technical Documents in Hydrology 52, UNESCO International Hydrology Programme-V, Paris, 80‒93.

Kostaschuk, R.A., Terry, J.P. and Raj, R. 2001. The impact of tropical cyclones on river floods in Fiji. Hydrological Sciences Journal 46, 435‒450.

Terry, J.P. and Kostaschuk, R.A. 2001. Rapid rates of channel migration in a Pacific island river. Journal of Pacific Studies 25, 277‒289.

Terry, J.P., Raj, R. and Kostaschuk, R.A. 2001. Links between the Southern Oscillation Index and hydrological hazards on a tropical Pacific island. Pacific Science 55, 275‒283.

Ollier, C.D. and Terry, J.P. 1999. The volcanic geomorphology of northern Viti Levu. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 46, 515‒522.

Terry, J.P. 1999. Kadavu Island, Fiji – fluvial studies of a volcanic island in the humid tropical South Pacific. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 20, 86‒98.

Terry, J.P. 1999. Investigating the use of the turbidity tube device for measuring suspended sediment concentration in humid tropical rivers – examples from Viti Levu island, Fiji. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 18, 36‒40.

Terry, J.P. and Raj, R. 1999. Island environment and landscape responses to 1997 tropical cyclones in Fiji. Pacific Science 13, 257‒272.

Terry, J.P. and Vakatawa, L. 1999. Physiography, ethnobotany and cultural importance of the fluvial environment, interpreted from stream names on Kadavu Island, Fiji. Domodomo, Journal of the Fiji Museum 12, 55‒63.

Barbour, P. and Terry, J.P. 1998. The hidden economic costs of soil erosion: a case study of the ginger industry in Fiji. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture 5, 1‒8.

Garimella, S., Terry, J.P. and Kostaschuk, R.A. 1998. Study of floodplain sedimentation in Fiji using the 137Cs technique. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 16, 65‒66.

Terry, J.P. 1998. A rainsplash component analysis to define mechanisms of soil detachment and transportation. Australian Journal of Soil Research 36, 525‒542.

Terry, J.P. (ed.) 1998. Climate and Environmental Change in the Pacific. School of Social and Economic Development, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, 144 pp.

Terry, J.P. and Raj, R. 1998. Hydrological drought in western Fiji and the contribution of tropical cyclones. In Terry, J.P. (ed.) Climate and Environmental Change in the Pacific. School of Social and Economic Development, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, 73‒85.

George, R., Weaver, D. and Terry, J.P. 1996. Environmental Water Quality – a Guide to Sampling and Measurement. Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Perth, 38 pp.

Terry, J.P. 1996. Erosion pavement formation and slope process interactions in commercial forestry plantations, northern Portugal. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 40, 97‒115.

Shakesby, R.A., Coelho, C.O.A., Ferreira, A.J.D., Terry, J.P. and Walsh, R.P.D. 1994. Fire, post-burn land use and soil erosion response curves in eucalyptus and pine forests, Portugal. In Sala, M. and Rubio, J.L. (eds) Soil Erosion as a Consequence of Forest Fires. Geoforma Ediciones, Logroño, 111‒132.

Terry, J.P. 1995. Portuguese forestry management and soil quality degeneration: evidence from soil and litter invertebrate macrofauna. Swansea Geographer 32, 48‒62.

Terry, J.P. 1994. Soil loss from erosion plots of differing post-burn forest cover, Portugal. In Sala, M. and Rubio, J.L. (eds) Soil Erosion as a Consequence of Forest Fires. Geoforma Ediciones, Logrono, 133‒147.

Shakesby, R.A., Coelho, C.O.A., Ferreira, A.J.D., Terry, J.P. and Walsh, R.P.D. 1993. Wildfire impacts on soil erosion and hydrology in wet Mediterranean forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire 3, 95‒110.

Terry, J.P. and Shakesby, R.A. 1993. Soil hydrophobicity effects on rainsplash: simulated rainfall and photographic evidence. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 18, 519‒525.

Walsh, R.P.D., Coelho, C.O.A., Shakesby, R.A. and Terry, J.P. 1992. Effects of land use management practices and fire on soil erosion and water quality in the Águeda river basin, Portugal. GeoÖko Plus 3, 1‒24.

Terry, J.P. 1992. The effects of water repellency in soils on erosion processes. Swansea Geographer 29, 89‒98.

Terry, J.P. 1991. Measurements of rainsplash on sandy loam soil: a correction equation for different sized collecting devices. Swansea Geographer 28, 30‒38.

Terry, J.P. 1990. Land management, fire and erosion in Mediterranean and associated forested environments: a review. Aveiro-Swansea Erosion Research Bulletin 2, 22 pp.

Terry, J.P. 1990. Splash detachment tests on hydrophobic versus wettable soils. Swansea Geographer 27, 71‒83.

Terry, J.P. 1989. The development of a new device for measuring rainsplash erosion. Swansea Geographer 26, 54‒63.

Terry, J.P. 1988. The Danbury Gravels, Essex: a study of their origin. Swansea Geographer 25, 1‒15.






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