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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).

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Uisdean Nicholson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

sediment Earth & Environmental Sciences
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
routing Earth & Environmental Sciences
basin Earth & Environmental Sciences
drainage Earth & Environmental Sciences
expeditions Physics & Astronomy
seismic stratigraphy Earth & Environmental Sciences
thermochronology Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2020

  • 6 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
File

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)

Drainage
provenance
Rivers
drainage
Sediments

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
File
contourite
Oligocene
circumpolar current
erosion
plateau

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

seismic stratigraphy
sediment budget
tectonic evolution
basin
river

Quaternary landscape evolution over a strike-slip plate boundary: Drainage network response to incipient orogenesis in Sakhalin, Russian far east

Nicholson, U., VanLaningham, S. & Macdonald, D. I. M., Jun 2013, In : Geosphere. 9, 3, p. 588-601 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

landscape evolution
drainage network
plate boundary
orogeny
drainage