Project

Alluvial sediment characteristics of non-vegetated rivers through the Phanerozoic

Duration
01 January 2013 → 30 March 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Evolutionary biology
Keywords
biogeomorphology fluvial geology plant evolution sedimentology
 
Project description

Recent research has emphasized how vegetation plays a fundamental role in influencing the sedimentary processes and deposits of river systems. This project aims to conclusively assess the importance of plants as geomorphic agents, constructing a default conceptual model by identifying commong round in the Phanerozoic sedimentary record of uniquely non-vegetated rivers (from pre-land plant evolution, post-extinction, and glacio-fluvial settings).