Professor Eric Wolanski is an estuarine oceanographer at James Cook University. His research interests range from the oceanography of coral reefs, mangroves, and muddy estuaries to the interaction between physical and biological processes determining ecosystem health in tropical waters. He has published 430 publications and reports. He has a h-index of 85 and 24,000 citations. Eric is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia (ret.), and l’Academie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (Belgium).
He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal, 2 Doctorate Honoris Causa (by the Catholic University of Louvain and the University of Hull), and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association. Eric is an Editor-in-Chief of Wetland Ecology and Management, an Honorary Editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, and a member of the editorial board of 4 other journals.