UCL Earth Sciences


Prof Kevin Pickering

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, deep-marine systems, subduction zones, global environmental issues

Professor of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy  

Prof Kevin Pickering




Professor of Sedimentology and StratigraphyKathleen Lonsdale, 117

Courses Taught:

GEOL0010: Surface Processes and Structures (field course)
GEOL0028: Marine Geology
Third Year Pyrenees field class
Fourth Year Greece / Betics field class

Research Group(s):

Deep-Water Research

Email Address:

Telephone Number:


020 3108 6389 (56389)

Research Summary

Kevin's research interests are many and varied, with more than 130 research papers, 5 authored / co-authored books and 5 edited books, that include the following topics: Earth surface processes (particularly all aspects of deep-marine sedimentology, stratigraphy and tectonics), surface processes on Venus, global environmental issues, stratigraphy, tectonics and sedimentation, sediment geochemistry and clay mineralogy, particularly relating to deep-marine environments.

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With more than 25 years of research experience, Kevin has undertaken research as a shipboard scientist in the Gulf of Mexico (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 96), and offshore Japan (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 131), together with onland research in Arctic Norway, northern Russia, Newfoundland, Quebec, NE Scotland, southern Britain, SE France, Spanish Pyrenees, SE Spain, Tibet, Japan, Kyrghyzstan, Uzbekistan, California, and New Zealand.