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.


Investigate the thermal history of oil and gas shales using clumped isotope geochemistry [Info Sheet - thermal history of oil and gas shales]

1 PhD studentship available, closing date for applications is 9 April 2018.

Cedric John

Pore scale release and transport of oil by low salinity water 
An iCASE Studentship with BP at Sunbury – 4 years funding with internship  [Info sheet - EPSRC iCASE studentship at BP‌]

Sam Krevor

Earthquake hazard assessment using cosmogenic isotopes [details]
Dylan Rood, Alex Whittaker and Rebecca Bell

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

Gareth Roberts, Alex Whittaker , Dylan Rood

Modelling carbonate heterogeneities using numerical approaches [details]

CeĢdric M. John

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Landscape_PhD_2016]

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 [details]

Dylan Rood

 Quantifying landscape response to the growth and interaction of reverse faults, Western Transverse Ranges, USA [details]

Alex Whittaker, Dylan Rood and Rebecca Bell

Continental Uplift and Erosion From Drainage Patterns: Predicting Sedimentary Flux to Passive Margins  [O_and_G_PhD2017b‌]

Gareth Roberts and Matt Piggott

Assessing seismic and tsunami hazard offshore Los Angeles [Info Sheet - Offshore Los Angeles Seismic and Tsunami Hazard‌]

Rebecca Bell, Dylan Rood and Alex Whittaker

Investigating landscape response to active normal faulting: Improving understanding of seismic hazard in the Corinth Rift, Central Greece [Info Sheet - Landscape response to active faulting]

Rebecca Bell and Alex Whittaker

Firing the sediment gun: landscape response to active normal faulting in source to sink systems [Info Sheet - Sediment gun]

Alex Whittaker, Dan Hobley (University of Cardiff) and Rebecca Bell