The department conducts a wide range of research in this area, often applying exciting new analytical and modelling techniques to traditional problems in Earth Science. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff.


Tectonics from topography in Central Greece: decoding the history of fault growth and landscape evolution in the Corinth Rift [Info Sheet - Corinth Rift]

Supervisors: Alex Whittaker and Rebecca Bell

A Machine Learning Approach to Represent Carbonate Heterogeneities in Forward Stratigraphic Models [Info Sheet - Machine Learning‌]

Supervisor: Dr Cédric M. John

Extending the carbonate clumped isotopes paleothermometer to new mineral systems: a computer modelling approach [Info Sheet - Clumped Isotope Modelling]

Supervisor: Dr Cédric M. John

Submarine channels, structural deformation and sediment delivery to the deep ocean [Info Sheet - JDZ]

Supervisors: Lidia Lonergan, Alex Whittaker and Mike Mayall

Using Cosmogenic Surface Exposure Dating to Reconstruct Late-Holocene Glacier and Climate Stability to Determine Precedence for Recent Declines in Snowpack and Water Resources in the American Pacific Northwest [Info Sheet - Cosmogenic Surface Exposure

Supervisor: Dylan Rood

Biodiversity and the Evolving Earth: New Data, New Methods, New Insights [Info Sheet - Biodiversity and the Evolving Earth‌]

Supervisors: Gareth Roberts (Email Gareth), Philip Mannion (UCL), Mark Sutton (Imperial), Jan Hackel (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew)

Modelling modern carbonates (Bahamas, Great Barrier Reef) using numerical approaches [Info sheet]
Supervisor: Dr Cédric M. John

Environmental reconstruction using clumped isotopes: testing the effects and signs of recrystallization in carbonates [Info Sheet - Clumped Recrystallization]

Supervisor: Dr Cédric M. John

Understanding surface processes on Venus: in support ofthe EnVision mission [Info sheet

Supervisors: Philippa MasonRichard GhailGareth Roberts

Exploring terrestrial geological evidence for past glaciation and volcanism in the Thwaites Glacier catchment, Antarctica [Info sheet]

Supervisors: Joanne Johnson (British Antarctic Survey), Dylan Rood (Imperial College London), Brent Goehring (Tulane University), and Stephen Roberts (British Antarctic Survey)

Understanding how serpentinisation affects marine magnetic anomalies [Info Sheet]

Adrian MuxworthyJenny Collier

Validating Earthquake Hazard Models For Critical Engineered Structures Using Geologic Data And Cosmogenic Isotopes [Info sheet‌]

Dylan RoodJP Latham and Peter Stafford

Histories of mantle convection: Constraints from Arabia's landscape [Info Sheet]

Gareth Roberts, Alex Whittaker , Dylan Rood

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Info Sheet]

Gareth Roberts, Matthew Piggott, Gareth Collins, Alex Whittaker

Will climate change make coastal erosion rates faster? Comparing historic and Holocene cliff retreat rates using cosmogenic isotopes with numerical models [Info Sheet]

Dylan Rood

Continental Uplift and Erosion From Drainage Patterns: Predicting Sedimentary Flux to Passive Margins  [Info Sheet]

Gareth Roberts and Matt Piggott