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Dr Christopher Saville, MSci (Cantab), MA(Ed), PhD, FHEA

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42605
Room number: Rm 310

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Current research

I am actively working on the interactions and feedbacks between tectonics, climate and the geomorphology that they create. My particular study areas are orogenic plateaux (specifically the Turkish-Iranian and Tibetan plateaux) as they allow study of systems (mostly fluvial) that cross the boundary between two differring tectonic and climatic settings.

Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Tectonic geomorphology
  • GIS
  • Sedimentary petrography

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Allen, M.B., Saville, C., Blanc, E.J-P., Talebian, M. & Nissen, E. (2013). Orogenic plateau growth: expansion of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau across the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt. Tectonics 32(2): 171–190.

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