Chris Jackson attended the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary (19th-22nd June) to collect the William E. Pratt Memorial Award, for Best Original Article published in the AAPG Bulletin in 2015. The winning paper can be seen here.
Craig Magee was awarded the Murchison Fund by the Geological Society of London for his contribution as an early career scientist to hard rock geology and tectonics.
Craig Magee receiving the Muchison Fund from president Prof. David Manning
Chris Jackson braved Zone 6 of the London Underground system to give a talk to the Essex Rock and Mineral Society (1st June). His talk was entitled ‘The Wonder of Salt’.
Chris Jackson visited the University of Liverpool to visit Dan Faulkner and Pete Burgess to discuss ongoing collaborative research in the areas of geological controls on CO2 storage and stratigraphic forward modelling, respectively.
Rebecca Bell, Chris Jackson, Dylan Rood and Alex Whittaker met with Joanna Faure Walker (UCL) and Gerald Roberts (Birkbeck) (17th June) to discuss collaborative research related to the growth of normal faults and associated earthquake hazards.
Leonardo Muniz Pichel of the University of Manchester visited ESE (13th-17th June) to work with Chris Jackson on the salt tectonics of the Santos Basin, offshore SE Brazil. His work will focus on the stratigraphic record of horizontally translating minibasins, with this work complimenting his ongoing research on the salt tectonics of the Moroccan continental margin. Follow Leo on Twitter: @leopichel.
Anette Broch Mathisen Tvedt, a PhD student of Chris Jackson’s based at the University of Bergen, successfully completed her PhD (The Geometry and Evolution of Supra-Salt Normal Fault Arrays). Congratulations Dr Tvedt!
Marijn van Cappelle & Onyenau God'Spower spent one week in Colorado & Utah doing fieldwork on the sedimentology and origin of some shallow marine sandstone bodies, which are seemingly isolated within offshore mudstones.
The BRG will send a fond farewell to Susie Maidment this September as she begins her lectureship at Brighton University!
Magee, C., O'Driscoll, B., Petronis, M.S., Stevenson, C.T.E. (2016). Three-dimensional magma flow dynamics within subvolcanic sheet intrusions. Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES01270.1
Magee, C., Muirhead, J.D., Karvelas, A., Holford, S.P., Jackson, C.A-L., Bastow, I.D., Schofield, N., Stevenson, C.T.E., McLean, C., McCarthy, W., Shtukert, O. (2016) Lateral magma flow in mafic sill complexes Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES01256.1 (OPEN ACCESS)
Van Cappelle, M., Stukins, S., Hampson, G.J. & Johnson, H.J. (2016). Fluvial to tidal transition in proximal, mixed tide-influenced and wave-influenced deltaic deposits: Cretaceous lower Sego Sandstone, Utah, USA. Sedimentology. doi: 10.1111/sed.12267
Susie Maidment gave a UCL Pint of Science talk titled ‘How to weigh a dinosaur’ in The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, on 26th May
Members of the Basins Research Group were out in force at this year’s European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria (17th-22nd April 2016). Rebecca Bell, Christopher Jackson, Antje Lenhart, Tom Phillips, Duna Roda-Boluda, Adamu Suleiman, Stephen Watkins and Alex Whittaker presented a series of talks and posters, as well as convening a number of sessions and PICOs. They worked hard and played hard…
Matt Reeve presented a poster at the Passive Margins conference, held between 6-8 April at Royal Holloway University. Other BRG members Becky Bell, Tom Phillips and Alex Coleman also presented their work at the conference.
The Basins Research Group (BRG) at Imperial College London focuses on the geodynamic, struc-tural, and stratigraphic evolution of sedimentary basins. This range of ac-tivities is centred around a multidisciplinary group of Earth Scientists who are committed to understand-ing the fundamental geo-logical processes opera-ting in evolving sediment-ary basins, and the application of this under-standing to determining the nature, origin and occurrence of natural resources (see Themes).