UCL Earth Sciences


Dr Matthew Fox

Geochemistry, geochronology, remote sensing, thermochronology

Lecturer and NERC Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Matthew Fox



Lecturer & NERC Senior Research Fellow     Kathleen Lonsdale, 101

Courses Taught:

GEOL0043 Tectonic Geomorphology

Research Group(s):

London Geochronology Centre

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

m.fox@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6369 (56369)

Research Summary

My research focuses on understanding landscape evolution in order to deconvolve complex feedbacks amongst climate and tectonics: how do changes in climate modulate the processes or rates of erosion? how do tectonic processes respond to this redistribution of mass? how quickly does CO2 in Earth’s climate decrease due to increased silicate weathering driven by tectonic activity? 

Meet the Staff: Dr Matthew Fox

In order to address these fundamental questions, I combine geomorphic and geophysical data with novel numerical methods to study surface processes at a range of spatial and temporal scales. At the large scale, I investigate the rates of orogenesis using large databases of geomorphic data or digital topographic models with geophysical inverse methods. At the small scale, I am improving our understanding of thermochronometric methods (temperature – time) to maximise the amount of information that constrains landscape evolution.