Dr Mike Saynor – BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Dr Mike Saynor is an environmental scientist with the ERISS Physico-Chemical Processes program. He has considerable field experience and has been responsible for managing the program’s field and laboratory program. He is currently managing research associated with a trial landform that has been constructed at the Ranger mine. He is a keen photographer and his photographs are used for many aspects of his research. He has also had experience working in coastal and wetland areas of Kakadu National Park, bedrock gorges of NSW and farming lands throughout southeastern Australia.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Stream channel stability, sediment transport, hydrology, river rehabilitation, extreme flood events, soil erosion and gully erosion.
Current key projects
- Erosion, hydrology and chemistry studies of a trial landform at Ranger mine
- Channel stability and sediment transport of Ngarradj and Gulungul Creeks
- Direct effects of suspended sediment on tropical freshwater biota
- Landslips as a sediment supply to Magela Creek
Erskine W, Saynor M, Evans K & Moliere D 2010. Bedload transport on Ngarradj Creek, Jabiluka, Northern Territory. Supervising Scientist Report, Supervising Scientist, Darwin NT (in prep).
Saynor MJ & WD Erskine 2006. Spatial and temporal variations in bank erosion on sand-bed streams in the seasonally wet tropics of Northern Australia . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Journal 31, 1080–1099.
Winn KO, Saynor MJ, Eliot MJ & Eliot IG 2006. Saltwater intrusion and morphological change at the mouth of the East Alligator River, Northern Territory . Journal of Coastal Research 22 (1), 137–149.
Saynor MJ, Erskine WD & Evans KG 2006. Bed-material grain size changes in the Ngarradj Creek catchment between 1998 and 2003. Supervising Scientist Report 188, Supervising Scientist, Darwin NT.
Erskine WD, Saynor MJ, Erskine L, Evans KG & Moliere DR 2005. A preliminary typology of Australian tropical rivers and implications for fish community ecology . Marine and Freshwater Research 56 (3) 253-267.
Saynor MJ, Erskine WD & Evans KG 2004. Cross-sectional and scour and fill changes in the Ngarradj catchment between 1998 and 2003. Supervising Scientist Report 181, Supervising Scientist, Darwin NT.
Saynor MJ, Erskine WD, Evans KG & Eliot I 2004. Gully initiation and implications for management of scour holes in the vicinity of the Jabiluka Mine, Northern Territory, Australia. Geografiska Annaler 86(2), 191–203.
Evans KG, Martin P, Moliere DR, Saynor MJ, Prendergast JB & Erskine WD 2004. Erosion risk assessment of the Jabiluka mine site, Northern Territory, Australia. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 9(6), 512–522.
Moliere DR, Evans KG, Saynor MJ & Erskine WD 2002. Estimation of suspended sediment loads downstream of the Jabiluka mine, Northern Territory, Australia. Hydrological Processes 18(3), 531–544.
Erskine WD, Saynor MJ, Evans KG & Boggs GS 2001. Geomorphic research to determine the off-site impacts of the Jabiluka Mine on Swift (Ngarradj) Creek, Northern Territory. Supervising Scientist Report 158, Supervising Scientist, Darwin.
Saynor MJ & Evans KG 2001. Sediment loss from a waste rock dump, ERA Ranger Mine, northern Australia. Australian Geographical Studies 39(1), 34–51.
Erskine WD & Saynor MJ 2000. Assessment of the off-site geomorphic impacts of uranium mining on Magela Creek, Northern Territory, Australia. Supervising Scientist Report 156, Supervising Scientist, Darwin.
Evans KG, Saynor MJ & Willgoose GR 1999. Changes in hydrology, sediment loss and microtopography of a vegetated mine waste rock dump impacted by fire. Land Degradation and Development 10, 507-522.
Saynor MJ & Erskine WD. 1993. Characteristics and Implications of high level slackwater deposits in the Fairlight Gorge, Nepean River, Australia . Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
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