The geosystems research group tackles a range of scientific questions concerned with the dynamic behaviour of our planet and its complex history. We are scientists with diverse backgrounds and skills, including strong expertise in palaeobiology, geophysical and palaeoclimatic modelling, and geochemical and physical sedimentological approaches to understanding past environments.
Our research is strongly grounded in geological field relationships on the continents and extends to the understanding of the structure of continental margins and contemporary processes thereon. A distinctive feature of this group is the broad range of timescales over which we work, which crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.
We are concerned both with processes that occurred deep in geological history and those that happened on archaeological timescales, in addition to conducting experiments and field observations related to contemporary environments. Our research is funded from a range of sources including the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the European Community, the petroleum industry and charities. We work with a wide range of collaborators in other institutions in the UK and overseas, particularly in western Europe, the USA and Australia.
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