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Sedimentology

PGR-RA-77

Expertise of research area
sediment; sedimentary environments; sedimentary geology; sedimentology; sequence stratigraphy; stratigraphy


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We develop new insight into the dynamics of sedimentary environments, how surficial sediments become incorporated into the rock record, and how applied and industrial workflows can be informed by fundamental research into sedimentary processes, deposits and systems.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Our research themes include: clastic sediment transport, including eolian, shear flow and gravity current processes and post depositional re-mobilisation; volcaniclastic systems; tectonics and sedimentation; carbonate environments.</p> <p>We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers. See our <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-applied-geoscience/doc/sedimentology-1">current areas of research</a>.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-applied-geoscience/doc/sedimentology">Sedimentology</a><a href="http://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-applied-geoscience/doc/sedimentology">&nbsp;group</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-innovation">School of Earth and Environment,&nbsp;Research&nbsp;and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact&nbsp;<a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1408/professor-bill-mccaffrey">Professor Bill&nbsp;McCaffrey</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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