The Stratigraphy Group was founded at the University of Liverpool in 1990. Following relocation in 2012 we are now based at the Universities of Manchester and Leeds, which are 70 km apart; approximately one hour using road or rail links.
The split site allows us to link directly into a leading process sedimentology laboratory at Leeds that has a long tradition of flume tank-based research, while Manchester provides direct expertise in mudrocks, carbonates, seismic interpretation and other areas of petroleum geoscience. Both Universities also provide strong support in structural geology and geochemistry.
Over the years the Strat Group has undertaken outcrop and sub-surface studies around the world, all focussed on stratigraphic prediction through understanding the external controls on depositional systems and the filling of sedimentary basins. Our approach takes a holistic source-to-sink view of depositional systems and includes interaction with geomorphologists, oceanographers and geophysicists. Projects worth over £12M have been supported by most of the world’s oil companies, mining companies, the European Union and the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
The group has graduated 35 PhDs to date and has been home to 25 Post-Docs and 15 research assistants. Outputs include over 150 peer-reviewed papers, one text book and the editing of several Special Publications. Some 400 conference presentations have been given worldwide and a large number of confidential company research reports have been authored. The Group is directed by Professors Stephen Flint and David Hodgson and collaborates with Universities, public and private research institutions and industry around the world.
More details on the Strat Group Leeds branch are at http://stratleeds.org.uk/