Research Area: Sedimentology, transport processes, marine turbulence

As a clastic sedimentologist, my research seeks to understand the processes that controlled deposition and erosion in non-marine and shallow-marine settings preserved in the geological record. My most recent research has focussed on fine-grained sedimentary successions from these settings and examines how these depositional environments evolve spatially and temporally. Current research awards include a NERC Consortium Grant (2012-2016): research at Leicester is providing insights into the environmental conditions that existed during rebuilding of an early Carboniferous ecosystem and contributed to the preferential preservation of early tetrapods. This work builds on earlier research evaluating the global Carboniferous sedimentary record to elucidate the climate response to glacial events.

Contact Name: 
Sarah Davies