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Prof Kevin Pickering
  • Professor of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Dept of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
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Research Summary
Kevin's research interests are many and varied, with more than 130 research papers, 5 authored / co-authored books and 5 edited books, that include the following topics: Earth surface processes (particularly all aspects of deep-marine sedimentology, stratigraphy and tectonics), surface processes on Venus, global environmental issues, stratigraphy, tectonics and sedimentation, sediment geochemistry and clay mineralogy, particularly relating to deep-marine environments. With more than 25 years of research experience, Kevin has undertaken research as a shipboard scientist in the Gulf of Mexico (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 96), and offshore Japan (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 131), together with onland research in Arctic Norway, northern Russia, Newfoundland, Quebec, NE Scotland, southern Britain, SE France, Spanish Pyrenees, SE Spain, Tibet, Japan, Kyrghyzstan, Uzbekistan, California, and New Zealand.
Teaching Summary
Surface Processes and Structures, Third Year Pyrenees Field Class, Fourth Year Greece / Betics Field Class.
2000 Professor Dept. of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy University College London, United Kingdom
1994 – 2000 Reader Dept. of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy University College London, United Kingdom
1985 – 1993 University Lecturer Dept. of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy University of Leicester, United Kingdom
1981 – 1985 Research Demonstrator Dept. of Geology University of London, Goldsmiths' College, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1981 PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Physics and Chemistry University of Exeter
1979 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Physical Sciences University of Oxford
1976 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Geology University of Bristol
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