EXPLORE CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Changes in climate and tectonics interact to create the planet on which we live. Research conducted by this group focuses on the processes that create the environments and lanscapes in which we live. The group focuses on developing a physical understanding of Earth's surface through a combination of field research, laboratory experimentation, and numerical modelling. Recent work by members of the group has focussed on the dynamics of meandering rivers (Constantine), the role of vegetation in controlling mass movements (Hales, Constantine), the mechanical and physical properties of hydrophobic soils (Lourenco), and the controls on periglacial weathering in mountainous regions (Hales).
For more information and a list of recent publications by our group please visit the individual staff pages.
Prof D Rickard
Research interests are in the geochemistry and biogeochemistry of sulphides.
Dr. José Constantine (Fluvial Geomorphology)
Research interests include all aspects of fluvial and coastal geomorphology
Dr. T.C. Hales (Hillslope Geomorphology)
Research interests include tectonic geomorphology, landscape evolution, periglacial processes, rockfall erosion, ecologic controls on landscape form, debris flow processes, hillslope evolution, weathering rind development.
Dr. Sérgio Lourenço (Soil Mechanics)
Research interests include soil wettability, rainfall-induced landslides, unsaturated soils.