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Durham University

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Department Of Geography

Research Centres

Research Groups

Human Geography

Physical Geography

Research Centres

Research Units

Research Expertise

  • Coastal Evolution
  • Earthquake Hazard
  • Human Impacts and Coastal Hazards
  • Land Uplift and Subsidence
  • Late-Quaternary sea-level and environmental changes

Research Facilities

  • Dedicated GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Stable isotope facility
  • Soil, sediment and micropalaeontology laboratory equipment
  • Dedicated design and imaging unit
  • Dedicated ICT support team
  • Statistical and textual analysis
  • Microscopy laboratory equipment
  • Field survey and sampling equipment (DGPS, corers etc.)
  • Specialist geo-technic and enivonmental laboratory equipment
  • Audio-visual laboratory
  • Wet and dry sediment analysis laboratory
  • Air conditioned laboratory for high precision chemical analyses
  • Geotechnical laboratory
  • Microfossil preparation laboratory
  • Sediment biomarker laboratory
  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy
  • Gas chromatographs
  • High performance liquid chromatography
  • Coulter laser particle granulometer x 2
  • Particle shape analyser
  • Gamma ray spectrometer
  • Scanning UV-visible spectrometer
  • Dionex DX500 ion chroatographs
  • TOC analyser
  • Elemental (C, H, N, S, O) analyser
  • Climatic cabinet
  • Geotek multi-core sensor
  • Scanning facilities up to A0

Research Projects

Human Geography

Physical Geography


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Technical Staff

Research Staff

International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU)


Emeritus Staff

Honorary Research Staff

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