Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

Active faults and earthquakes offer important insights into the behaviour of the continents, as well as posing a continuing threat to a large proportion of the global population. The student would join a vibrant community of scientists who combine remote sensing, detailed field investigation, earthquake studies, and Quaternary dating to quantify the distribution, rates, and causes of active deformation of the continents. Much of our research is applied to natural hazard in vulnerable areas. My own expertise is in using evidence preserved in the landscape to investigate deformation of the continents, at the scale of individual earthquakes through to the development of large mountain ranges. The details of any project will be defined by discussion, but are likely to involve some aspects of fieldwork in addition to remote-sensing investigation.

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Associated Research Streams

continental tectonics, tectonic geomorphology, earthquake geology, quaternary geology, palaeoseismology, landscape evolution

Richard Walker

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