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Joss Smith

  • PhD Student
  • Student
  • University of Manchester School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
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Research interests

tectonic geomorphologyTectono-stratigraphic evolution of rift basins


I am a 1st year PhD student within the Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience research group, University of Manchester. I graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2009 with a four year MGeol degree. My main area of interest is the sedimentary response to large scale tectonic processes. Previous projects have focused on compressional settings such as the Pyrenees and Balkans, looking at deposits associated with foreland basin development and their subsequent uplift and incorporation into advancing fold and thrust belts. My current PhD project aims to further the understanding of the interaction between tectonic, erosional and depositional systems in developing rift basins using the Source-to-Sink (S2S) approach. This Source-to-Sink (S2S) approach views erosion, transport and deposition of sediment as a dynamically linked system, and seeks to understand the controls, interactions, coupling and feedbacks of these sub-systems.


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School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester

September 2009 - Present