School of Geosciences – PGR Conference 13th of January 2021

School of Geosciences – PGR Conference 13th of January 2021

Welcome all to our annual event that will showcase the amazing work our PGR students have been up to. The conferences comprises “standard”, live, oral presentations by our 3rd year students, pre-recorded presentations by our 2nd year students with whom it will be possible to discuss the topic presented in separate meeting rooms and short, pre-recorded presentations where our new, 1st year students will introduce themselves.

Program of the day 

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12:30 – 12:40 Welcome words from Head of School

12:40 – 13:30 Third year student presentation - Session 1

13:35 – 14:35 Second year student break out meetings - Session 2

14:40 – 15:30 Third year student presentation - Session 3

15:35 – 16:25 Third year student presentations - Session 4

16:30 – 17:00 First year student presentations - Session 5

17:00 – 17:10 Prizes and Concluding remarks

A detailed program for all sessions is provided on this page after the photo.

Welcome words from Head of School (12:30 – 12:40)

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Session 1 - Chair Brice Rea (12:40 – 13:30)

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12:40 – 12:45 Henry Eves – Effect of Dyke emplacement on host rock strain evolution: investigation of the emplacement related micro-deformational features associated with the tholeiite dykes at Rhuval (Islay) - link to video

12:45 – 12:50 Jesus Mezquita Gonzales – Quantification of groundwater storage heterogeneity in a hard rock aquifer using near surface geophysics

12:50 – 12:55 Andrew Smith – Mapping, Modelling and Monitoring coastal habitats using UAVs - link to video

12:55 – 13:00 Wiktor Luzinski – Application of microtextural analysis to sand injection diagnostics, a Case Study

13:00 – 13:05 Lucinda Layfield – Prospectivity along the Corona Ridge (West of Shetland)

13:05 – 13:10 Maria Di Martino Perez – Petro-mineralogical controls on coda attenuation in volcanic rocks

13:10 – 13:15 Stephen Ingrams – The Palynology of the Sverdrup Basin, New Evidence from Ellsemere Island

13:15 – 13:30 Session question time

Session 2 - breakout rooms (13:35 – 14:35)

Pre-recorded 2 min presentations from 2nd year students

Under each student’s tab you will find a pre-recorded presentation on their research and a Teams link to be used during this session to contact the student directly, to provide feedback or ask questions.

Lorenzo Di Lauro – Triassic Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Basin Development in the Ula Field Area, Norway

Alex O'Donnell – How do you calibrate a geothermometer?

Josep Maria Puig Lopez – Shallow marine systems overlying bedrock unconformities

Khalid Syaifullah – Ray based Seismic Modelling to simulate PSDM images on Turbiditic Outcrops

Opeyemi Taiwo – The Geology and Rift setting of the Kerio Valley Basin, Kenya

Thomas Theurer – Assessing the Potential of Raman Spectroscopy as a Palaeocharcoal Geothermometer

John Wood – Applying Machine Learning to Outcrop Interpretation

Mohammad Alatter – Modelling Cyclists’ Route Choice Using Strava and OSMnx: A Case Study of the City of Glasgow

Tracy Asamoah-Boateng – Exploring the impacts of pro-poor solar energy systems on the lives of adopters in the off-grid rural communities in Ghana

Annabel Everard – Compositional and Structural Changes in Scotland’s Ancient Semi-Natural Woodlands: Insights from palaeoecology

Rebecca Fletcher – Investigating fracture patterns along the lateral shear margins of the Bindschadler Ice Stream

Jan Jaszewski – Ice and Fire: the influence of volcanism on Andean glaciers

Hamish Johnson – Groundwater and Nutrient Dynamics in Heterogeneous Agricultural Catchments

Eva Loerke – Measuring Surface-to-Depth stream water temperature - what information can be obtained from the surface using UAVs?

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Natasha Simmonds – Marine Protected Areas and the Natural Capital Approach

David Flood Chavez – Sustainability transitions in the Margaret River region (preliminary findings)

Elea Gutierrez – Exploring the Influence of Caloric Restriction on Diet-Tissue 15N-enrichment on Mouse Fur and Bones

Caitlin Jacobson – The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Nunalleq

Session 3 - Chair Ian Alsop (14:40 – 15:30)

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14:40 – 14:45 Kingsley Chiadikobi – Lateral Variations in Extensional Structures during Gravitational Collapse - Levantine Continental Margin

14:45 – 14:50 Marja Smith-Van Den Houten – Citizen Science, innovation and change

14:50 – 14:55 Ramy Abdallah – Reducing uncertainty in the Subsurface Interpretation of Fold-Thrust Structures using examples from high-resolution coalmines data of the Rhur basin, lower Rhine basin Germany

14:55 – 15:00 Yogendra Kumar – Imaging fracture flow network in hard rock by using Spontaneous-Potential Method and its application to the Lewisian gneiss, Scotland

15:00 – 15:05 Swiad Worms – Quantitative Prediction of Sandbody Connectivity within Distributive Fluvial Systems Using Stratigraphic Forward Modelling

15:05 – 15:10 Temitope Akinsanpe – Record of Biomarker Signatures in host rocks and the co-existing fossil plants from Northern Scotland

15:10 – 15:15 Thomas Daniya – Biomonitoring of prevalent Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s) in mosses in Aberdeen

15:15 – 15:30 Session question time


Session 4 - Chair Jeff Oliver (15:35 – 16:25)

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15:35 – 15:40 SM Mainul Kabir – Seismic Characterization and Depositional significance of the Top Messinian Unit (Nahr Menashe), Northeast Levant Basin, Offshore Lebanon

15:40 – 15:45 Camilo Torres – Collective and socioeconomic aspects of cycling safety in Bogotá, Colombia - link to video

15:45 – 15:50 Sophie Behrendsen – Aeolian dune field architecture in rift basins

15:50 – 15:55 Simona Caruso – Seismic geomorphology of a deepwater fan system offshore West of Shetland

15:55 – 16:00 Eleanor Heptinstall – Alkaline mineralisation in the Shin group REE-Nb-Fe marble, Loch Shin, Scotland: Former lithostratigraphic craton links with Inverness area and Armadale marble inliers 

16:00 – 16:05 Waheed Akande – Numerical Modelling of Injection-induced Seismicity at Campi Flegrei Caldera, Southern Italy

16:05 – 16:25 Session question time


Session 5 - Chair Annabel Everard and Tom Theurer (16:30 – 17:00)

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Pre-recorded 1 min presentations from 1st year students, played live

•    Ahmed Tariq A Madani – Seismicity Investigations in Saudi Arabia, Borneo and Turkey

•    Alex Boorman – Heavy Mineral Stratigraphy and Provenance of Triassic Sediments in the Norwegian North Sea – link to video

•    Alexandra Tatayo Muzo – Triassic Sedimentology and Structure in the Central Graben – link to video

•    Alice Hall – The relative balance between regional and local controls on sediment distribution in the Northern Faroe-Shetland Basin – Implications for development of a Northern Gas Hub – link to video

•    Christopher John Card – Correlation, Provenance and Reservoir Quality of Triassic Strata in the Central North Sea – link to video

•    Corentin Chaptal – Fault population analys from virtual outcrops – link to video

•    Daniel T Coathup – Quantifying carbon accumulation and loss in Russian Arctic peatlands – link to video

•    Elinor Graham – Mitigating the impacts of environmental change on cultural heritage using drone-based survey techniques – link to video

•    Elisabeth Chaumont Sturtevant – Scottish Cremations – link to video

•    Elizabeth Ashcroft – Osteo-archaeological evidence of child abuse and neglect in Medieval Scotland – link to video

•    Emile Green – Chronology and the changing cultures on the Mongolian steppe – link to video

•    Gregory Michaelson – Punch cartoons as commentaries on history of archaeological thought – link to video

•    Hugo Slater – Re-evaluation of the Volcanic, Sedimentological and Structural nature of the Scott/Telford Fields within the Central North Sea: A route to extended field life? – link to video

•    Irmine C N Roshem – Climate change in the medieval northern world and its impact on respiratory health – link to video

•    James Ball – Reservoir modelling of Triassic fluvial strata CNS – link to video

•    Judith Travers – Microplastics as a boundary marker for the Anthropocene

•    Leanne Demay – First millennium AD Northern Scotland – link to video

•    Lukman Inuwa – Combining time-lapse seismology and potential field methods to assess crustal deformation across the North Anatolian Fault – link to video

•    Martyn Roberts – The role of place and scale on effectiveness of temporary storage areas for surface runoff attenuation – link to video

•    Millie Coleman – Reconstructing past glacier responses to climate change in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru – link to video

•    Oluwaseun Olabode – Potential of Managed Aquifer Recharge in two-contrasted African hydrogeological settings under Climatic and Demographic pressures – link to video

•    Pheobe Sleath – Thrust Localisation and linkage through rheological multilayers – link to video

•    Riccardo Sordi – Triassic Sedimentology and Structure in the Utsira High area – link to video

•    Rosalie Hopko – Trauma, Violence, and Warfare in Medieval Scotland: Biological, Social, and Historical Implications – link to video

•    Roz Corbett – The role of community land ownership in increasing access to land for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland – link to video

•    Sarah Barakat – Exploring the potential of multi-tissue sulphur and strontium isotope analysis and isoscape modelling to reconstruct past faunal movements – link to video

•    Thomas Kind – Hydrological modelling in managed landscapes using multiple data sources – link to video

•    Zhibin Wen – Surface Enhanced Raman Measurement as a Tool for Sensing Temperature Transitions in Oil – link to video

Prizes and concluding remarks (17:00 – 17:10)

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