School of Earth and Environment

David Somerville David Somerville

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: G19 28 University Road

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience


2011 - 2014 University of Birmingham - Geology & Geography BSc (Class I with Honors)

2014 - 2015 Royal Holloway, University of London - Petroleum Geoscience MSc (Pass with Distinction)

Research Interests

- the development of fluvial and lacustrine systems and their resultant deposits in continental rift settings

- the relative influence of tectonic and eustatic controls on fluvial and lacustrine system development

- the use of petroleum systems analysis in determining petroleum element qualities in fluvial and lacustrine successions

Teaching Interests

- Sedimentology (Siliciclastics & Carbonates)

- Structural Geology

- Petroleum Geology

- Earth Systems

Project details

Project title

Fluvial-lacustrine system to rift- and intermontane-basin evolution: quantitative models and sedimentary architecture.


Dr Nigel Mountney and Dr Luca Colombera

Start date

1 September 2016