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Researcher: Watson, S (Ms Sally Watson)

Fields of Research

Marine geoscience
Structural geology and tectonics
Inorganic geochemistry
Geology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Geochronology
Volcanology
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A new heat flux model for the Antarctic Peninsula incorporating spatially variable upper crustal radiogenic heat production; Geophysical Research Letters
A new heat flux model for the Antarctic Peninsula incorporating variable crustal radiogenic heat production; TACtical Workshop: Taking the Temperature of the Antarctic Continent
A new heat flux model incorporating variable crustal radiogenic heat production; POLAR2018
Contrasted hydrothermal activity along the South-East Indian Ridge (130E140E): from crustal to ultramafic circulation; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Erosional and depositional processes on the submarine flanks of Ontong Java and Nukumanu atolls, western equatorial Pacific Ocean; Marine Geology
McDonald Islands - an example of submarine and subaerial phonolitic volcanism on the Kerguelen Plateau, the southern Indian Ocean; IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly
Shallow seafloor gas emissions near Heard and McDonald Islands on the Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean; GeoHab
Shallow seafloor gas emissions near Heard and McDonald Islands on the Kerguelen Plateau, southern Indian Ocean; Earth and Space Science
Submarine geology and geomorphology of active Sub-Antarctic volcanoes: Heard and McDonald Islands; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Submarine glacial landforms and interactions with volcanism around Sub-Antarctic Heard and McDonald Islands; AGU Fall Meeting
Submarine sedimentary bedforms and benthos surrounding the Heard and McDonald Islands World Heritage Site; Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat
Tectonic drivers and the influence of the Kerguelen plume on seafloor spreading during formation of the early Indian Ocean; Gondwana Research
The forgotten component of sub-glacial heat flow: upper crustal heat production and resultant total heat flux on the Antarctic Peninsula; 19th EGU General Assembly (EGU2017)
The Ontong Java Plateau uncovered: evidence for mass wasting on the flanks of Ontong Java and Nukumanu atolls; Australian Earth Science Convention
The peaks and patterns of Antarctic crustal heat production; Australian Geoscience Council Convention
Uncovering terra incognita: new insights into the evolution of Antarctica and constraints for ice sheet models; Geological Society of Australia
Unraveling the unusual morphology of the Cretaceous Dirck Hartog extinct mid-ocean ridge; AGU 2015 Fall Meeting
Warm, warmer, hot! Antarctic crustal radiogenic heat production; TACtical Workshop

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision