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.


Testing the Core-Mantle-Boundary & Large Igneous Province Hypothesis: A Full-Vector Palaeomagnetic Study of the North Atlantic Igneous Province [Info Sheet - LIP‌]

Supervisors: Professor Adrian Muxworthy, Dr Morten Riishuus (Faroese Geological Survey) and Professor Conall Mac Niocaill (University of Oxford)

Landscape sensitivity to past and future climate: Solving the intermittency puzzle (eligible for funding by the NERC SSCP DTP) [Info Sheet - Landscape Sensitivity‌]

Supervisors: Dr Alex WhittakerEarth Science & Engineering; Dr Sam Brooke (Terrabotics - industry partner); Dr Becky Bell, Earth Science & Engineering; Dr Gary Hampson, Earth Science & Engineering

Submarine channels, structural deformation and delivery of sediment and plastics to the deep ocean (eligible for funding by the NERC SSCP DTP) [Info Sheet - Submarine Channels]

Supervisors: Dr Alex WhittakerProfessor Mike Mayall and Dr Lidia Lonergan

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

Supervisors: Dr Alex Whittaker and Dr 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

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: Dr Dylan Rood

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

Supervisors: Dr Gareth Roberts (Imperial), Dr Philip Mannion (UCL), Dr Mark Sutton (Imperial), Dr 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

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

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

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

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

Supervisors: Dr Gareth Roberts, DrAlex Whittaker and Dylan Rood

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Info Sheet]
Supervisors: Dr Gareth Roberts, Professor Matthew Piggott, Professor Gareth Collins and Dr 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]

Supervisor: Dr Dylan Rood

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

Supervisors: Dr Gareth Roberts and Professor Matthew Piggott