Dr Colin North

Dr Colin North
Dr Colin North
Dr Colin North

B.Sc. (Hons) PhD CSci CGeol FGS

Senior Lecturer

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273459
Office Address

School of Geoscience,
Meston Building Room 109,
Kings College, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE

School of Geosciences

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Disabilities and Special Needs Advisor for School of Geosciences

Elected member of Senate: 2014-present

AAPG Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

Accreditation Officer

External Memberships

Geological Society of London Council: Secretary (Publications) 2014-2019

AAPG Bulletin: Senior Associate Editor 2012-present; Associate Editor 1999-2012

Chief Editor for AAPG Special Publications, and Chair AAPG publications committee 2011-2015

AAPG: Officer Candidate for post of Elected Editor (2013-16)

GeoscienceWorld Board of Directors: Vice-chair: 2019-present; Chair 2010-2014; Treasurer 2009-10; member 2008-9

Journal of Sedimentary Research:
Co-Chief Editor 2004-8, Associate Editor 2000-4

SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology: Member of Council 2004-8


Research Overview

Rivers and their sedimentary record, and their coastal and shallow marine interactions, with special emphasis on dryland environments (AUDRI project)

Continental sedimentary environments in general; early terrestrial diagenesis

Subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir description, prediction, and quantitative modelling

Analogue outcrop studies

PhD supervision: 14 completed. External PhD examiner: 11, at institutions world-wide


Teaching Responsibilities

Petroleum Data Management MSc (full-time and online part-time programmes)  - Programme Director

GL5033 / GL5534 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience (Course Coordinator)

GL5054 / GL5554 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience - online (Course Coordinator & tutor)

GL5911 / GL5912 Final Independent Data Management Project  - (Course Coordinator and tutor)

GL3521 Sedimentology (Course Coordinator & tutor)

GL2510 Field and Laboratory Techniques & Arran Field Trip (Course Coordinator, tutor, field trip leader)

GL2015 Petrology (Sedimentary processes and petrology components tutor and Course co-Coordinator)


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  • Primary aragonite and high-Mg calcite in the late Cambrian (Furongian): Potential evidence from marine carbonates in Oman

    Neilson, J. E., Brasier, A. T., North, C. P.
    Terra Nova, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 306-315
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Unconfined alluvial flow processes: recognition and interpretation of their deposits, and the significance for palaeogeographic reconstruction

    North, C. P., Davidson, S. K.
    Earth Science Reviews, vol. 111, no. 1-2, pp. 199-223
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • From River to Rock Record: The preservation of fluvial sediments and their subsequent interpretation

    Davidson, S. K. (ed.), Leleu, S. (ed.), North, C. P. (ed.)
    Vol. 97, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Tulsa, Oklohoma, USA. 447 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • From river to rock record: The preservation of fluvial sediments and their subsequent interpretation

    Davidson, S. K., Leleu, S., North, C. P.
    From river to rock record: The Preservation of Fluvial Sediments and Their subsequent Interpretation. Davidson, S. K., Leleu, S., North, C. P. (eds.). SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), pp. 3-5, 3 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Dominance of lateral over axial sedimentary fill in dryland rift basins

    Fordham, A. M., North, C. P., Hartley, A. J., Archer, S. G., Warwick, G. L.
    Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 299-304
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Geomorphological regional curves for prediction of drainage area and screening modern analogues for rivers in the rock record

    Davidson, S. K., North, C. P.
    Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 79, no. 10, pp. 773-792
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Recognition of the Sedimentary Architecture of Dryland Anabranching (Anastomosing) Rivers

    North, C. P., Nanson, G. C., Fagan, S. D.
    Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 77, no. 11, pp. 925-938
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Fluvial Fans: Myths, Misconceptions, and the End of the Terminal-Fan Model

    North, C. P., Warwick, G. L.
    Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 77, no. 9, pp. 693-701
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Drylands: Linking landscape processes to sedimentary environments

    Nash, D. J., Bullard, J. E., North, C. P.
    Sedimentary Geology, vol. 195, no. 1-2, pp. 1-3
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Geochemical correlation in deltaic successions: a reality check

    North, C. P., Hole, M. J., Jones, D. G.
    Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 117, no. 5/6, pp. 620-632
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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