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Miss Amy L Elson MGeoscience (Hons) 1st class

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Amy Elson is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

I came from a 4 year undergraduate Master’s degree in Geoscience at Keele University, where my work varied from a structural interpretation of a strike-slip fault zone and its associated sinistral wrenching of a basal thrust, in Cantabria during my 3rd year, to focussing on arid continental sedimentology during my master’s project. My master’s thesis is titled: Aeolian and Fluvial interactions for reservoir characterisation: Examples from the Wingate and Kayenta Formations, Utah, U.S.A. and required extensive fieldwork in challenging environments.

Research interests

My research interests are in the area of organic geochemistry and sedimentology, with a focus on the controls of the sources and the origin, frequency and geometry of organic-rich layers within oil shales. I also field-assisted for a postgraduate student in the field of reservoir characterisation, and have an interest in structural geology and its influences on sedimentology.

Research project: Unconventionals of the Green River Formation


Dr Jessica Whiteside
Professor John Marshall

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Affiliate research groups

Geochemistry, Geology and Geophysics

Miss Amy L Elson
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number NNN: NOCS/184/13

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