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Professor Mike Rogerson


Mike Rogerson

Professor of Earth System Science

Biography 2018 - Professor of Earth System Science

2013-2018 - Senior Lecturer in Geology and Geography,

2010-2013 - Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Hull,

2005 - 2010 - RC-UK Academic Fellow, University of Hull,

Previous to joining the University of Hull

2003-2005 - Postdoctoral Researcher in applied micropalaentology, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

2000-2003 - PhD in palaeoceanography and sedimentology, University of Southampton, UK

1999-2000 - MSc Petroleum Geoscience, Imperial College London, UK

1996-1999 - BSc Geology, Imperial College London, UK
Research Interests I am an environmental geochemist, who enjoys wide collaboration and likes to work with new methods and in new contexts. I currently work with colleagues on projects as diverse as the world’s oldest phytolith and plastic diagenesis, However, three themes determine where I am currently focussing my efforts.

1) I have an established speleothem-based research programme investigating palaeoclimate in central northern Africa, which has received funding from NERC (NE/J014133/1) and the Leverhulme Trust (IN-2012-113) in the past. The project also uses loess and numerical approaches to fill a critical gap in our constraint of climate change in a particularly sensitive region. This is part of a big partnership, with colleagues at Hull (Bird, Bellerby), Gottingen, Innsbruck, Salzburg, SISKA, Gabes, ONM, Sfax, Liverpool BGS and Reading.
2) An emerging key focus for me is continental carbonate “Geo-system services” for carbon budgeting / management in karst and alkaline igneous regions, and associated with hypoeralkaline residues. This develops from an intersection between previous projects funded by NERC (NE/L014211/1) and BP (UPSCALE project), and is associated with the new BCRA-funded National Cave Monitoring Centre. Again, I enjoy collaboration with a wide range of partners in this work including, the BCRA, the Woodland Trust and Aberdeen University.
3) My most established area of research is in quantitative paleoceanography of strong bottom circulation. Currently, this is dominated by IMMAGE (Investigating Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange), an amphibious IODP – ICDP proposal. This major initiative is led by Bristol, and involves a wide range of international collaborators. I am also involved with research showing competition of NADW and AAIW during the last deglacial on the Uruguay margin, and revealing Heinrich-event-sized iceberg pulses in the mid-latitude Pacific Ocean.
Teaching and Learning I currently mainly teach on the Geology programme, no on sedimentology and Earth history topics. I lead the second year modules Sedimentology and Earth Evolution, which provide practical training in extracting past environmental information from sedimentary rocks and theoretical training in understanding past changes in the Earth system.

I also contribute to our second year overseas fieldtrip to Almeria, and you can see more about that here

In the third year, I contribute to Advanced Sedimentary Environments, where introduce our students to continental carbonate sedimentology, and Two Million Years of Change, where I deliver material on palaeoceanography.

I also deliver the petroleum geology part of the final semester module Economic Geoscience., and I'm looking forward to morphing this programme into carbon capture and storage and geo-renewable energy to prepare our students for the future energy mix. I provide geochemistry support for our mineral exploration fieldtrip within this module too.
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