Vanesa Magar (PhD CMath FIMA MInstP) holds a BSc in Physics (1996) by UNAM, a MAst in Mathematics (1997), and a PhD (2001) in Fluid Mechanics by the University of Cambridge, UK. She held postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge, UK (2001-2002) and the University of Bangor, North Wales, UK (2002-2005). She worked at Plymouth University, UK, first as Academic Fellow (2005-2010), then as lecturer (2010-2013) in Coastal Engineering. She joined the Ensenada Science Research and Education Centre in January 2014 as senior researcher, within the Physical Oceanography Department. In 2008 she started to participate in marine renewable energy projects at the University of Plymouth, where she supervised four MSc students and one PhD student and taught in the first MSc programme in the UK in this field, created in 2010 by the University of Plymouth. She currently participates in renewable energy projects with shared benefits in collaboration with rural lecturers and communities and the private sector, and in marine renewable energy projects. She also works on sediment transport and morphodynamics in the coastal zone. She has been academic editor for PLOS ONE since 2011 and associate editor for Frontiers in Marine Science since 2014. She has co-authored or edited more than a 100 papers in indexed or outreach journals, and several peer-reviewed abstracts and book chapters. She has supervised or co-supervised 5 PhD students to completion. From 2010 to 2014 she was member of the UK’s National Environmental Research Council. She is a certified mathematician (CMath) since 2008, a fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications (FIMA) since 2011, and anmember of the UK’s Institute of Physics (MInstP) since 2011. She currently acts as secretary general (2016-2017) for the Mexican Geophysical Union, and she is registered in the National Researchers System with level I. In her spare time she likes to cook, read, go for walks, and see friends and family. She is an amateur ethologist and social entrepreneur.
Peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in period 2002-2016:
A Rivier, AC Bennis, G Pinon, V Magar, MS Gross (2016). Parameterization of wind turbine impacts on hydrodynamics and sediment transport. Ocean Dynamics 66, 1285–1299. Published online: 14-SEP-2016. doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-0983-6
V Magar, L González-García, MS Gross (2016) Evaluación Técnico-Económica del Potencial de Desarrollo de Parques Eólicos en Mar: el Caso del Golfo de California. BIOtecnia, accepted.
SA Brown, V Magar, DM Greaves, DC Conley (2016). Evaluation of turbulence closure models under spilling and plunging breakers in the surf zone. Coastal Engineering 114, 177-193.
V Magar (2016) Sanbanks. In Michael Kennish (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Estuaries, pp. 537-537. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht. ISBN = 978-94-017-8801-4. Published online: 12-AUG-15. URL = http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8801-4_373.
V Magar (2016) Estuarine sediment composition. In Michael Kennish (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Estuaries, pp. 285-289. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht. ISBN = 978-94-017-8801-4. URL = http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8801-4_374. Published online: 12-AUG-15.
MS Gross, V Magar (2015) Offshore wind energy potential estimation using UPSCALE climate data, Energy Science and Engineering 3 (4), 342-359. doi: 10.1002/ese3.76.
J Malarkey, V Magar, AG Davies (2015) Mixing efficiency of sediment and momentum above rippled beds under oscillatory flows. Continental Shelf Research, 108, 76-88. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2015.08.004.
T Vyzikas, E Ransley, M Hann, D Magagna, D Greaves, D Simmonds, V Magar, D. Conley (2015). Integrated Numerical Modelling System for Extreme Wave Events at the Wave Hub Site. ICE Conference on Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters. In W. Allsop and K. Burgess (eds.) “From Sea to Shore – Meeting the challenges of the sea”. DOI: 10.1680/fsts.59757.034. Scotland: ICE Publishing (a division of Thomas Telford Ltd). Published online: 02-SEP-15.
A Carter, V Magar*, J Simm, B Gouldby, M Wallis (2015) Accounting for multivariate probabilities of failure in vertical seawall reliability assessments. In W. Allsop and K. Burgess (ed.) “From Sea to Shore – Meeting the challenges of the sea”. DOI: 10.1680/fsts.59757.133. Scotland: ICE Publishing (a division of Thomas Telford Ltd). Published online: 02-SEP-15. (*: corresponding author).
V Magar, P Evans, O Jones, W Allsop (2015) Damage from waves, surges and overtopping at vertical seawalls. In W. Allsop (ed.) “Coasts, marine structures and breakwaters: adapting to change”. DOI: 10.1680/cmsb.41318.0014. Scotland: ICE Publishing (a division of Thomas Telford Ltd). Published online: 02-JUL-15.
MH Jamal, DJ Simmonds, V Magar (2014). Modelling gravel beach dynamics with XBeach. Coastal Engineering 89, 20-29.
A Carpenter, V Magar, Y Salaün, A Gault-Pouliquen (2014) Assessment of the impact of human activities on marine environment. In L Petit and A Carpenter (Eds.), Towards Better Governance of the Channel Ecosystem (2014 ed.), pp. 51-56. Plymouth University Press: Plymouth, UK.
A Carpenter, V Magar, Y Salaün (2014) Effective practices to manage the impact of the human activities on the marine environment. In L Petit and A Carpenter (Eds.), Towards Better Governance of the Channel Ecosystem (2014 ed.), pp. 57-62. Plymouth University Press: Plymouth, UK.
V Magar, M Lefranc, RB Hoyle, DE.Reeve (2012) Spectral quantification of nonlinear behaviour of the nearshore seabed and correlations with potential forcings at Duck, N.C., U.S.A. PLOS ONE 7(6), e39196. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039196
DE Reeve, Y Chen, S Pan, V Magar, DJ Simmonds, A Zacharioudaki (2011) An investigation of the impacts of climate change on wave energy generation: The Wave Hub, Cornwall, UK. Renewable Energy 36 (9), 2404-2413.
A Zacharioudaki, S Pan, D Simmonds, V Magar and DE Reeve (2011) Future wave climate over the Western European Shelf. Ocean Dynamics, 61(6), 807-827, doi: 10.1007/s10236-011-0395-6.
RN Bearon, V Magar (2010) Simple models of the chemical field around swimming plankton. Plankton Res. 32 (11), 1599-1608 doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbq075
DE Reeve, JM Horrillo-Caraballo and V Magar (2008) Statistical Analysis and Forecasts of Long-term Sandbank Evolution at Great Yarmouth, UK. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 79(3), 387-399. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2008.04.01
JJ Van der Werf, V Magar, J Malarkey, K Guizien, T O’Donoghue (2008) 2DHV modelling of sediment transport processes over full-scale ripples in regular asymmetric oscillatory flow. Cont. Shelf Res. 28, 1040–1056.
V Magar, AG Davies (2005) Suspended sediment dynamics over rippled beds in oscillatory flows based on a 2DHV discrete-vortex/particle-tracking model. In Van Rijn, L. C., R. L. Soulsby, P. Hoekstra & A. G. Davies (eds.), SANDPIT Sand Transport and Morphology of Offshore Sand Mining Pits, Aqua Publications, the Netherlands.
V Magar, JJ Van der Werf, KJ Eidsvik, K Guizien, J Malarkey, JS Doucette (2005) Comparison between 2DV sediment transport models and measurements of suspended sediment dynamics over full-scale ripples in oscillatory flows. In LC Van Rijn, RL Soulsby, P Hoekstra, AG Davies (eds.), SANDPIT Sand Transport and Morphology of Offshore Sand Mining Pits, Aqua Publications, the Netherlands.
V Magar, TJ Pedley (2005) Average nutrient uptake by a self-propelled unsteady squirmer, Fluid. Mech. 539, 93-112.
JP Ward, V Magar, SJ Franks, G Landini (2004) A mathematical model of the dynamics of odontogenic cyst growth. Quant. Cytol. Histol. 26, 39-46.
V Magar, T Goto, TJ Pedley (2003) Nutrient uptake by a self-propelled steady squirmer, Quar. Jour. Mech. Appl. Math. 56 (1), 93-112.
V Magar, TJ Pedley (2002) Effects of swimming on nutrient uptake by aquatic microorganisms. In V. Capasso (Ed.), Mathematical Modelling and Computing in Biology and Medicine. 5th ESMTB Conference 2002, pp. 427-433. Società Editrice Esculapio, Bologna, Italy. ELOISE contribution Nr. 299/40. Available on: http://www.icm.csic.es/bio/projects/ntap/images/299-40.pdf (last accessed: 15/04/08)