Our research focuses on how sediments and sedimentary rocks record Earth-surface processes across a broad range of temporal and spatial scales. The ultimate goal is to discover how marine clastic sedimentary successions relate to past tectonic activity, climatic perturbations, sea-level changes, oceanic conditions, and intrinsic controls of the depositional system. Understanding the extent to which erosional landscape evolution influences the evolution of its linked depositional system at various spatial and temporal scales is crucial for comprehending and predicting:
There is a paucity of analyses of entire natural sediment dispersal systems, including their terrestrial and submarine components, over geomorphologically significant time scales.
Currently the following research topics are covered:
Regional focus of Sedimentary Systems research
Alps (Molasse Basin), Chile, West Sumatra