Jamie Ruprecht

Project Engineer & PhD Student

Jamie has become one of our most accomplished wetland restoration and field work experts, being a major contributor to the hugely successful Big Swamp restoration project.

He is a Project Engineer at WRL, and is currently undertaking a PhD on biophysical linkages in estuaries. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Masters in Engineering Science from UNSW Sydney. He was born and raised in the Manning Valley, where his family operates a fourth generation oyster farming business on the Manning River.

Jamie completed his Masters Thesis in 2015 on the stability of tidal inlets in restored coastal wetlands. He was the lead project engineer working on the Big Swamp Restoration Project and the Lower Manning River Drainage Remediation Action Plan, and is currently undertaking a water quality monitoring program at the Big Swamp site.

Jamie has also recently completed several extensive boat wave-riverbank vulnerability assessments on the Hawkesbury, Clarence, and Williams Rivers, NSW. Jamie is currently working on several large wetland restoration projects (both research and applied) throughout NSW.


Ph:+61 2 8071 9854  |  j.ruprecht@wrl.unsw.edu.au