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Durham University

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Dr Ed Garrett

Junior Research Fellow, Ice Sheets and Sea Level

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2005 - 2008: BSc (Hons), Natural Sciences, Durham University
2008 - 2009: MSc (by research), Durham University
2010 - 2012: PhD, Durham University
2013 - 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Durham University and Northumbria University
2014 - 2016: Research Fellow, Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
2016 - 2017: Teaching Fellow, Durham University
2016 - Present: Collaborating Scientist, Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
2017 - Present: Research Fellow, Durham University

Research Interests

My research focuses on sea-level change over a wide range of timescales, from short-term extreme wave events such as tsunamis and storm surges, to multi-millennial changes driven by tectonics. A key area of my work concentrates on using Holocene sea-level records as a proxy for the abrupt crustal movements that accompany the largest plate boundary earthquakes. I employ a range of approaches, including field-based surveying, sedimentology, microfossil analysis, geochronology and modelling, to identify the timing and characteristics of past earthquakes and their subsequent tsunamis. My current research focuses on coastlines facing the Chilean subduction zone and the Nankai Trough, south of Japan. This work seeks to provide a long-term perspective on subduction zone behaviour to aid efforts to assess and mitigate against future hazards.

External Supervisions

Sefa Sahin, Northumbria University

Research Groups

Department of Geography

Selected Publications

Doctoral Thesis

Journal Article

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