Dr Peter Robins

Cymrawd Ymchwil

Contact info

Office location: Room 115, Marine Centre Wales, Menai Bridge

(Tel: 01248 383961)

Email:  p.robins@bangor.ac.uk

Author profiles: Google Scholar | Researchgate

I am a Senior Lecturer in Physical Oceanography at the School of Ocean Sciences. I was awarded my Degree in Physical Oceanography and Mathematics at Bangor University in 2003 and my Ph.D in 2008, where I investigated internal tides in the Gareloch: a Scottish fjord. My postdoctoral and academic career has focused on physical modelling studies for Marine Renewable Energy, Coastal and estuarine processes including morphodynamics and water quality, and Biophysical larval transport.

I develop computer models to simulate ocean processes, whether this is realistic representations of the past or future, or hypothetical scenarios such as a proposed coastal alteration like flood mitigation measures. I have studied estuaries at fine scales to understand their sensitivity to complex interactions of rivers, tides, surges and sea-level rise, and how these interactions control coastal flooding, plastic dispersal, water quality and human health. I develop methods to characterise the bio-physical dispersal of larvae to help understand population dynamics and aid fishery and shellfishery management. I am interested in characterising variabilities in tidal energy available for our exploitation as a renewable electricity source – and quantifying the likely environmental implications that this may have. 

 

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    A numerical study of marine larval dispersal in the presence of an axial convergent front

    Robins, P., Neill, S. & Gimenez Noya, J., 20 Maw 2012, Yn : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 100, t. 172-185

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    A standardised tidal-stream power curve, optimised for the global resource

    Lewis, M., O'Hara Murray, R., Fredriksson, S., Maskell, J., de Fockert, A., Neill, S. & Robins, P., 1 Meh 2021, Yn : Renewable Energy. 170, t. 1308-1323

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    Application of a coastal model to simulate present and future inundation and aid coastal management

    Robins, P., Davies, A. & Jones, R., 1 Maw 2011, Yn : Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management. 15, 1, t. 1-14

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    Biogeochemical functioning of grazed estuarine tidal marshes along a salinity gradient

    Dausse, A., Garbutt, A., Norman, L., Papadimitriou, S., Jones, L. M., Robins, P. E. & Thomas, D. N., 20 Maw 2012, Yn : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 100, t. 83-92

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    Characterising the tidal stream power resource around France using a high-resolution harmonic database

    Guillou, N., Neill, S. & Robins, P., Awst 2018, Yn : Renewable Energy. 123, t. 706-718

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    Characteristics of the velocity profile at tidal-stream energy sites

    Lewis, M., Neill, S., Robins, P., Hashemi, M. R. & Ward, S., Rhag 2017, Yn : Renewable Energy. 114, Part A, t. 258-272

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    Climate change accelerates range expansion of the invasive non-native species, the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas.

    King, N., Wilmes, S-B., Smyth, D., Tinker, J., Robins, P., Thorpe, J., Jones, L. & Malham, S., Chwef 2021, Yn : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 78, 1, t. 70-81 70-81.

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    Compound flooding: Dependence at sub-daily scales between extreme storm surge and fluvial flow

    Robins, P., Lewis, M., Elnahrawi, M., Lyddon, C., Dickson, N. & Coulthard, T., 16 Awst 2021, Yn : Frontiers. 7, 727294.

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    Connectivity and Dispersal Patterns of Protected Biogenic Reefs: Implications for the Conservation of Modiolus modiolus (L.) in the Irish Sea

    Gormley, K., Mackenzie, C., Robins, P. E., Coscia, I., Cassidy, A., James, J., Hull, A., Piertney, S., Sanderson, W. & Porter, J., 1 Rhag 2015, Yn : PLoS ONE. 10, 12, t. e0143337

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    Effect of waves on the tidal energy resource at a planned tidal stream array

    Hashemi, M. R., Neill, S. P., Robins, P. E., Davies, A. G. & Lewis, M. J., Maw 2015, Yn : Renewable Energy. 75, t. 626-639

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    Fine-scale seascape genomics of an exploited marine species, the common cockle Cerastoderma edule, using a multi-modelling approach

    Coscia, I., Wilmes, S-B., Ironside, J. E., Goward Brown, A., O'Dea, E., Malham, S., McDevitt, AD. & Robins, P., Medi 2020, Yn : Evolutionary Applications. 13, 8, t. 1854-1867

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    Future variability of solute transport in a macrotidal estuary

    Robins, P. E., Lewis, M. J., Simpson, J. H., Howlett, E. R. & Malham, S. K., 13 Hyd 2014, Yn : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 151, t. 88-99

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    Global riverine theoretical hydrokinetic resource assessment

    Ridgill, M., Neill, S., Lewis, M., Robins, P. & Patil, S., 1 Awst 2021, Yn : Renewable Energy. 174, t. 654-665

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    Identification of genetically and oceanographically distinct blooms of jellyfish

    Lee, P. L., Dawson, M. N., Neill, S. P., Robins, P. E., Houghton, J. D., Doyle, T. K. & Hays, G. C., 1 Maw 2013, Yn : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10, 80, t. 20120920

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    Impact of Sediment Concentration on the Survival of Wastewater-Derived blaCTX-M-15-Producing E. coli, and the Implications for Dispersal into Estuarine Waters

    Bashawri, Y. M. A., Robins, P., Jones, D. L., McDonald, J., Cooper, D. & Williams, P., 19 Hyd 2020, Yn : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 20, 15 t., 7608.

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    Impact of climate change on UK estuaries: A review of past trends and potential projections

    Robins, P. E., Skov, M. W., Lewis, M. J., Gimenez, L., Davies, A. G., Malham, S. K., Neill, S. P., McDonald, J. E., Whitton, T. A., Jackson, S. E. & Jago, C. F., 17 Rhag 2015, Yn : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 169, t. 119-135

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    Impact of tidal-stream arrays in relation to the natural variability of sedimentary processes

    Robins, P. E., Neill, S. P. & Lewis, M. J., 8 Awst 2014, Yn : Renewable Energy. 72, t. 311-321

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    Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows

    Robins, P., Lewis, M., Freer, J., Cooper, D., Skinner, C. & Coulthard, T., 31 Gorff 2018, Yn : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

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    Influence of storm surge on tidal range energy

    Lewis, M., Angeloudis, A., Robins, P., Evans, P. S. & Neill, S., Maw 2017, Yn : Energy. 122, t. 25-36

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    Interactive visual analytics of hydrodynamic flux for the coastal zone

    George, R. L., Robins, P. E., Davies, A. G., Ritsos, P. D. & Roberts, J. C., 7 Mai 2014, Yn : Environmental Earth Sciences. 71, 10, t. 3733-3766

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    Medium-term variability of the UK's combined tidal energy resource for a net-zero carbon grid

    Todeschini, G., Coles, D., Lewis, M., Popov, I., Angeloudis, A., Fairley, I., Johnson, F., Williams, A. J., Robins, P. & Masters, I., 6 Medi 2021, Yn : Energy. 238, 121990.

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    Modelled larval dispersal and measured gene flow: seascape genetics of the common cockle Cerastoderma edule in the southern Irish Sea

    Coscia, I., Robins, P. E., Porter, J. S., Malham, S. K. & Ironside, J. E., 1 Medi 2012, Yn : Conservation Genetics.

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    Morphological controls in sandy estuaries: the influence of tidal flats and bathymetry on sediment transport.

    Robins, P. E. & Davies, A. G., 1 Meh 2010, Yn : Ocean Dynamics. 60, 3, t. 503-517

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    Physical and biological controls on larval dispersal and connectivity in a highly energetic shelf sea

    Robins, P. E., Neill, S. P., Gimenez, L., Jenkins, S. R. & Malham, S. K., 1 Maw 2013, Yn : Limnology and Oceanography. 58, 2, t. 505-524

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    Power variability of tidal-stream energy and implications for electricity supply

    Lewis, M., McNaughton, J., Márquez-Dominguez, C., Todeschini, G., Togneri, M., Masters, I., Allmark, M., Stallard, T., Neill, S., Goward Brown, A. & Robins, P., 15 Medi 2019, Yn : Energy. 183, t. 1061-1074

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    Predicting the dispersal of wild Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) from an existing frontier population—a numerical study

    Robins, P., King, J., Jenkins, S. & Tita, A., 2017, Yn : Aquatic Invasions. 12, 2, t. 117-131

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    Regional-scale patterns in harbour porpoise occupancy of tidal stream environments

    Waggitt, J., Dunn, H., Evans, P. G. H., Hiddink, J., Holmes, L. J., Keen, E., Murcott, B. D., Piano, M., Robins, P., Scott, B. E., Bond, J. & Veneruso, G., 1 Maw 2018, Yn : ICES Journal of Marine Science. t. 701-710

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    Research priorities for assessing potential impacts of emerging marine renewable energy technologies: Insights from developments in Wales (UK)

    Roche, RC., Walker-Springett, K., Robins, PE., Jones, J., Veneruso, G., Whitton, TA., Piano, M., Ward, SL., Duce, CE., Waggitt, JJ., Walker-Springett, G., Neill, S., Lewis, M. & King, J., 1 Rhag 2016, Yn : Renewable Energy. 99, December, t. 1327-1341 15 t.

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    Residual flow, bedforms and sediment transport in a tidal channel modelled with variable bed roughness

    Davies, A. & Robins, P., 15 Hyd 2017, Yn : Geomorphology. 295, t. 855-872

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    Resource assessment for future generations of tidal-stream energy arrays

    Lewis, M., Neill, S. P., Robins, P. E. & Hashemi, M. R., 1 Ebr 2015, Yn : Energy. 83, t. 403-415

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    Role of trait combinations, habitat matrix and network topology in metapopulation recovery from regional extinction

    Gimenez Noya, J., Robins, P. & Jenkins, S., Ebr 2020, Yn : Limnology and Oceanography. 65, 4, t. 775-789

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    The Influence of Intra-Array Wake Dynamics on Depth-Averaged Kinetic Tidal Turbine Energy Extraction Simulations

    Piano, M., Robins, P., Davies, A. & Neill, S., 22 Hyd 2018, Yn : Energies. 11, 10, 2852.

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    The internal tide of the Gareloch, a Scottish Fjord

    Robins, P. & Elliott, A., 1 Ion 2009, Yn : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 81, 1, t. 130-142

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    The potential impact of climate change on the infectious diseases of commercially important shellfish populations in the Irish Sea—a review

    Robins, P. E., Malham, S., Rowley, A. F., Cross, M. E., Culloty, S. C., Lynch, S. A., Mackenzie, C. L., Morgan, E., O'Riordan, R. M., Robbins, P. E., Smith, A. L., Thrupp, T. J., Vogan, C. L., Wootton, E. C. & Malham, S. K., 1 Mai 2014, Yn : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 71, 4, t. 741-759

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    Tidal Range Resource of Australia

    Neill, S., Hemer, M., Robins, P., Griffiths, A. & Furnish, A., 1 Meh 2021, Yn : Renewable Energy. 170, t. 683-692

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    Tidal range energy resource and optimization – past perspectives and future challenges

    Neill, S., Angeloudis, A., Robins, P., Walkington, I., Ward, S., Masters, I., Lewis, M., Piano, M., Avdis, A., Piggott, M., Aggidis, G., Evans, P., Adcock, T., Zidonis, A., Ahmadian, R. & Falconer, R., Tach 2018, Yn : Renewable Energy. 127, November, t. 763-778

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    Tidal stream resource assessment uncertainty due to flow asymmetry and turbine yaw misalignment

    Piano, M., Neill, S., Lewis, M., Robins, P., Hashemi, R., Davies, A., Ward, S. & Roberts, M., Rhag 2017, Yn : Renewable Energy. t. 1363-1375

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    Tidal stream resource characterisation in progressive versus standing wave systems

    Ward, S., Robins, P., Lewis, M., Iglesias, G., Hashemi, M. R. & Neill, S., 15 Meh 2018, Yn : Applied Energy. 220, t. 274-285

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    Using bio-physical modelling and population genetics for conservation and management of an exploited species, Pecten maximus L.

    Hold, N., Robins, P., Szostek, C., Lambert, G., Lincoln, H., Le Vay, L., Bell, E. & Kaiser, M., Tach 2021, Yn : Fisheries Oceanography. 30, 6, t. 740-756 17 t.

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    Viral dispersal in the coastal zone: A method to quantify water quality risk

    Robins, P., Farkas, K., Jones, D. L., Cooper, D. & Malham, S., Mai 2019, Yn : Environment International. 126, t. 430-442

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    Wave-tide interaction modulates nearshore wave height

    Lewis, M. J., Palmer, T., Hashemi, R., Robins, P., Saulter, A., Brown, J., Lewis, H. & Neill, S., Maw 2019, Yn : Ocean Dynamics. 69, 3, t. 367-384

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    Changing Hydrology: A UK Perspective

    Robins, P. & Lewis, M., 2019, Coasts and estuaries: The future. Wolanski, E., Day, J., Elliott, M. & Ramachandran, R. (gol.). Burlington: Elsevier, t. 611-617 6 t.

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    The Impact of Marine Renewable Energy Extraction on Sediment Dynamics

    Neill, S., Robins, P. & Fairley, I., 10 Ebr 2017, Marine Renewable Energy: Resource characterization and physical effects. Yang, Z. & Copping, A. (gol.). Springer, t. 279-304

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    Interactive Visual Analytics of Coastal Oceanographic Simulation data

    George, R., Robins, P., Davies, A. & Roberts, J. C., 14 Hyd 2012. 2 t.

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  52. Adroddiad Comisiwn › Ymchwil › Heb ei adolygu gan gymheiriaid
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    Science to Policy: The role of marine renewable energy in a low carbon future

    Wiik, E., Neill, S., Lewis, M., Robins, P., O'Doherty, T., Toberman, H., Pan, S., Ebdon, T., Masters, I. & Togneri, M., Maw 2019, Ser Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment. (Science to Policy)

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