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Durham University

Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Dr Ed Pope, BA, MPhil, PhD

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography
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2018 - 2021: Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Durham University

2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Durham University

2016 - 2017: PhD - Durham University

2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

2013 - 2016: PhD - National Oceanography Centre Southampton

2012 - 2013: MPhil - Polar Studies, Scott Polar Research Institute

2009 - 2012: BA - Geography, University of Cambridge 

Current Research

My research focusses primarily on the frequency and triggering mechanisms of submarine mass movements and the hazard posed by these events.

I use a combination of field measurements, damage to seafloor infrastructure, sediment core deposits and statistics to understand the role of individual triggering mechanisms, such as earthquakes and rapid sedimentation, in different settings around the world across different time periods.

Currently, my research focusses on the relationship between ice sheets and different types of submarine mass movements during the Quaternary. From this analysis we hope to better understand how ice sheets impact upon continental margin envolution.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Frequency and triggers of submarine mass movements
  • Submarine geohazards
  • Ice sheet processes and histories

Selected Publications

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