Projects

Landscape evolution in New Zealand

Understanding how tectonics and climate interact to shape landscape change is a key challenge for geomorphologists.

This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is a collaboration between Plymouth and the University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Fossil earthquakes

Study examines causes of earthquakes originating deep below earth’s surface.

'The Geological Record of the Earthquake Cycle in the Lower Crust' project is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.

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Project MAREST

Project MAREST (MARine Ecosystem Stability and Turnover) aims to investigate the long-term response of shallow-water marine communities to past sea-level and climate changes. By integrating sequence stratigraphy and palaeoecology (stratigraphic palaeobiology) with geochemical analytical methods, the faunal and environmental changes of the Jurassic Sundance Seaway (western United States) can be reconstructed.

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Project: ALErT

ALErT: Anatolian pLateau climatE and Tectonic hazards, is an EU funded initiative of ten European academic and five industry partners in the fields of applied earth sciences, natural hazard monitoring, knowledge transfer, and risk communication.

Plymouth researchers have been working in some of Istanbul’s most seismically-vulnerable districts.

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Carbonate clumped-isotopic constraints on marine temperatures during the Cretaceous

Despite the intensive study of Cretaceous marine temperatures using a variety of techniques, an equator–to-pole temperature profile for the Cretaceous greenhouse world remains poorly constrained.

We aim to address this significant gap in knowledge, building upon the pilot study of Price & Passey (2013).

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Oman drilling project

The project aims to answer scientific questions about the formation and modification of the oceanic crust and shallow mantle using drill core from the Oman ophiolite.

This is an international project co-funded by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)

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Long term landscape evolution of the Moroccan High Atlas

A collaborative research effort aiming to understand the formation and development of the Moroccan Central High Atlas Mountains.

This project has been funded by the National Geographic, Royal Geographical Society and British Society for Geomorphology.

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Climate-related erosion of volcanic island landscapes, Cape Verde

Examines the Sahara Desert climate-related erosion of volcanic island landscapes using alluvial fan and river terrace landforms.

This project is a collaboration between Plymouth, SUERC (University of Glasgow), the University of Porto (Portugal) and Universidade Cabo Verde.

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