Research: I am interested in most aspects of Earth and planetary evolution. I have worked to understand the history of Earth's mantle, its lithosphere, and planetary surfaces. I have recently been working on problems related to mapping and interpreting the history of life on Earth. My work focuses on developing new datasets, theory and computational techniques to address these problems across the scales of interest and to make useful predictions about, for example, the distribution of natural resources.
Topics of interest: Geophysics, geology, geomorphology, palaeobiology, inverse and spectral techniques, fieldwork, tectonics, structural geology, geochemistry, basin analysis, stratigraphy, sedimentology, eustasy.
Teaching: Basin Analysis, Continental Tectonics, field courses (Apennines, Oman). I am always looking for new PhD, MSc and MSci students to join our group.
Academic positions and education:
2014-Present Lecturer in Earth Science, Imperial College London
2014 Junior Research Fellow, Imperial College London
2010-2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge
2006-2010 PhD Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge
2003-2006 BSc Geology, University of Durham
Roberts G, Mannion P, 2019, Timing and periodicity of Phanerozoic marine biodiversity and environmental change, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322
Roberts G, 2019, Scales of Similarity and Disparity Between Drainage Networks, Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN:0094-8276
Roberts GG, White N, Lodhia BH, The generation and scaling of longitudinal river profiles, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, ISSN:2169-9003
et al., Neogene epeirogeny of Iberia, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, ISSN:1525-2027
et al., 2019, Holocene uplift and rapid fluvial erosion of Iceland: a record of post-glacial landscape evolution, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:505, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:118-130