Below are some details about Nico’s project (2016-2019) entitled ‘The geodynamics of past sea level changes‘:
This project is designed to quantify the effect of flow deep within Earth’s interior on past sea-level changes and on the flooding history of Australia over the last 550 million years. The rise and fall of sea level has shaped our planet over time. This project plans to combine recent advances in tectonic reconstructions and dynamic Earth models with the global and Australian rock record. The intended outcome is to understand how the Earth’s surface is shaped by flow within its interior, and how these processes explain the sedimentary record. Project results have the potential to be used as an exploration tool to maximise Australia’s competitive advantage in exploring onshore sedimentary basins.
The project also includes PhD candidate Xuesong Ding, who recently commenced her candidature, so the project is off to a flying start!