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
Morris M, Fernandes VM, Roberts GG, 2020, Extricating dynamic topography from subsidence patterns: Examples from Eastern North America's passive margin, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:530, ISSN:0012-821X
et al., 2019, Observation and simulation of solid sedimentary flux: examples from northwest Africa, G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an Electronic Journal of the Earth Sciences, Vol:20, ISSN:1525-2027, Pages:4613-4634
et al., 2019, Continental-Scale Landscape Evolution: A History of North American Topography, Journal of Geophysical Research-earth Surface, Vol:124, ISSN:2169-9003, Pages:2689-2722
Roberts G, 2019, Scales of similarity and disparity between drainage networks, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:46, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:3781-3790
Roberts G, Mannion P, 2019, Timing and periodicity of Phanerozoic marine biodiversity and environmental change, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322