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    Funding For Research
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    Fieldwork – a Fieldwork Research Fund has been established to make small grants (normally a maximum of £500) to support fieldwork, survey or museum research visits that are relevant to the Geosciences in South-West England, but not for visits to laboratories or for laboratory analyses. Applicants must be fully paid-up Members of the Ussher Society or full-time students (who do not need to be Members).  There are separate forms for students (download here) or fully paid up members (download here). If you are a fully paid up student member, please use the student form. A fieldwork bursary of up to the value of £500 is available to successful candidates.  Successful candidates will be expected to offer either a talk or a poster for presentation at the earliest Ussher Society Annual Conference which follows the completion of the project for which they obtained funding.  There is also the expectation that the project-work will be offered for publication in ‘Geoscience in South-West England’, subject to reviewer approval of the manuscript. Please complete all of the fields and return the form to: secretary@ussher.org.uk by no later than 31st May 2016.


    Annual Conference – a number of bursaries are usually available to support full-time students who wish to make an oral or poster presentation at the Society’s Annual Conference held in January of each year.

     

    2016 Conference Presentations

    Andy Gale - Southwest England – its contribution to stratigraphy and palaeontology (The Scott Simpson Lecture)

    Chris Andrew et al. - Exploded Plagiostoma shells: macrofossil confirmation of displacive cements in limestones and concretions of Blue Lias Formation (Lower Jurassic) around Lyme Regis

    Alan Cattell - Redcliffe Sandstone revisited

    John Cowley - MINATURA2020 – Mineral deposits of public importance

    Peter Ealey - De La Beche’s 1839 ‘head’ sections in south Cornwall revisited

    Richard Edmonds - Bursting and twisting ledges – Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis

    Richard Edmonds - Key issues in the management of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, fossil acquisition, and the role that Jurassica has to play

    Hazel Gibson et al. - Communicating the invisible: public perceptions of the geological subsurface

    Tim Harrod - Geology, soils and landscape on the Dartmoor granite around Moretonhampstead and Chagford

    Tim Harrod - A soil map of Northeast Dartmoor

    Malcolm Hart et al. - Foraminifera of the Fal Estuary (Cornwall), including the taxa associated with the maerl beds

    Malcolm Hart et al. - The Western Channel Observatory: benthic foraminifera in the plankton following storms

    Frank Howie - Contrasting Holocene coastal palaeoforest vestiges of Mount's Bay and Daymer Bay, Cornwall

    Samuel Hughes & Robin Shail - The northern contact zone of the Land's End Granite - Late-Variscan tectonic evolution and granite emplacement

    John Macadam - Conservation globally, regionally and locally: an update

    John Mather - Cliff erosion to the east of Sidmouth and the role of groundwater

    Charlie Moon - Newly discovered Antimony occurrences in SE Devon- hot spring deposits?

    Charlie Moon - Saint Kew Dyke: Elvan, lamprophyre or mixed?

    Kevin Page - Ammonite-based correlation of the Lower Toarcian (Lower Jurassic): from the Portuguese GSSP to Somerset, UK

    Kevin Page and William Wimbledon - Fossils and heritage: Conserving a unique resource for future

    Chris Paul - The occurrence of echinoderms in Blue Lias Formation of Devon and Dorset

    Gavyn Rollinson et al. - Trevalgonite and Belowdonite – Hydrothermal replacement of granites in Cornwall?

    Amy Savage - Heavy metal analysis of dust at Wheal Maid tailings lagoon, Cornwall

    Richard Scrivener - Micaceous haematite from north-east Dartmoor: ‘Devonshire Shining Ore’

    Robin Shail et al. - The stratigraphy and structure of the host rocks to the Hemerdon W-Sn deposit - a preliminary view from the periphery

    Peter Wigley - William Smith from Fullers Earth to Google

    William Wimbledon et al. - Portland, Purbeck and Wealden beds: but where is the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary?

    Chris Yeomans et al. - Re-mapping the composite granite batholith of South West England using Tellus radiometric data

     

     

    Ussher People
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    If you would like to be included in the list below of members with research interests relevant to the Ussher Society, please e-mail brief details and a link to your webpage or your e-mail to the web editor.


    Tony Brown: research interests across most of the Ussher region including Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Principal themes: (1) Quaternary (incl. Holocene) geological history (2) fluvial geomorphology & sedimentology, (3) environmental archaeology.  http://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/about/staff/ab1e06.page

    Ramues Gallois: research interests in Triassic to Cretaceous and Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentology in England and France, and their practical applications. Current themes: (1) Kimmeridgian and Albian successions (2) Quaternary glaciations (3) landslides (4) hydrocarbons (5) ground stability (6) coastal erosion.  http://www.geologist.co.uk

    John Mather: research interests in the history of geology, particularly related to groundwater. Current themes include (1) Spas and mineral springs (2) Water supply (3) Geological travellers in the south-west.  (e-mail: mather@jjgeology.eclipse.co.uk)

    Robin Shail: research interests across most of the Ussher region including Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Devon. Principal themes: (1) Variscan / post-Variscan tectonics and structural geology, (2) Upper Palaeozoic stratigraphy and sedimentology, (3) granites and mineralisation, (4) coastal landsliding.  http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/csm/staff/rshail

 


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