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  • Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

I have a diverse range of interests in sedimentary geology and marine geology, including:

  • Sediment routing and source-to-sink sedimentary processes

  • Basin evolution, particularly sheared (transform) or obliquely rifted margins

  • Ocean gateways and their impact on thermohaline circulation, climate and deep-water sediment routing

  • The evolution of deep-water fold-and-thrust belts, particularly the interaction of sedimentary and tectonic processes

  • Marine geohazards, particularly tsunamigenic faults and above-grade (unstable) slopes


The best way to understand many of these processes is to take a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating 2D and 3D seismic data, other geophysical data, sedimentological fieldwork and geomorphological observations. I’m particularly interested in testing models built from seismic observations using borehole data, including data acquired through the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP).

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Research Output

  • 7 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Indonesian Throughflow as a preconditioning mechanism for submarine landslides in the Makassar 1 Strait

Brackenridge, R., Nicholson, U., Sapiie, B., Stow, D. & Tappin, D., 3 Jan 2020, In : Geological Society Special Publications. 500, p. SP500-2019-171

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
18 Downloads (Pure)

The Subantarctic Front as a sedimentary conveyor belt for tsunamigenic submarine landslides

Nicholson, U., Libby, S., Tappin, D. R. & McCarthy, D., Jun 2020, In : Marine Geology. 424, 106161.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Eocene–Recent drainage evolution of the Colorado River and its precursor: an integrated provenance perspective from SW California

    Nicholson, U., Carter, A., Robinson, P. & Macdonald, D. I. M., 2019, River to Reservoir: Geoscience to Engineering. Corbett, P. W. M., Hartley, A. J., Owen, A., Pla-Pueyo, S., Barreto, D., Hackmey, C. & Kape, S. J. (eds.). London: Geological Society, p. 47-72 26 p. (Geological Society Special Publications; vol. 488).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Erosion and deposition beneath the Subantarctic Front since the Early Oligocene

    Nicholson, U. & Stow, D., 26 Jun 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 9296.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 22 Downloads (Pure)

    The sedimentary and tectonic evolution of the Amur River and North Sakhalin Basin: new evidence from seismic stratigraphy and Neogene–Recent sediment budgets

    Nicholson, U., van der Es, B., Clift, P. D., Flecker, R. & Macdonald, D. I. M., Mar 2016, In : Basin Research. 28, 2, p. 273-297 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle