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Murray-Wallace, Colin V. Prof

Professor

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • GeoQuEST Research Centre
  • Editor Emeritus Quaternary Science Reviews - Elsevier 2016 -

Overview


My research interests have primarily focused on aspects of Quaternary coastal and marine geology, particularly in terms of long-term coastal evolution in response to relative sea-level changes.  I have examined a diverse range of coastal regions and continental shelf environments.  A substantial part of my research has been based in southern Australia in view of my specific interests in the development of sedimentary carbonates during the Quaternary period. In addition, I have undertaken fieldwork and published papers on the coastal geology of the following regions; Hawaii (Oahu, Molokai and Kauai); Vietnam (between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City); South Africa (Southern Cape Coastline and the Wilderness region).  Studies of Quaternary sea-level changes, neotectonism (recent vertical crustal movements) in coastal regions and the derivation of models of coastal evolution represent unifying themes in my research.

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Amino acid racemization geochronology
  • Coastal evolution over Holocene and Pleistocene timeframes
  • Coastal neotectonics
  • Quaternary sea-level changes

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Climate and sea-level changes during the last interglacial maximum Pan, Tsun-You
    Doctor of Philosophy Late Quaternary Sea-Level Changes and Evolution of the Lacepede Shelf, Southern Australia Lahuerta Pineiro, Nuria
    Doctor of Philosophy "Structural Geology and Tectonics of the northeastern Bird's Head, West Papua, Indonesia" Saputra, Sukahar Eka Adi
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Holocene Coastal Evolution and Relative Sea-Level Changes of the Cilacap and Kebumen Coastal Plains, Indonesia Hidayat, Rahmadi
    Doctor of Philosophy Palaeogeographic Evolution of Australia's Southern Margin Porritt, Erin

Education And Training


  • D.Sc. in Geology, University of Adelaide, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Amino acid racemization geochronology - contributions to the understanding of Quaternary sea-level changes, neotectonics and coastal evolution 2009
  • Ph.D. in Geology, University of Adelaide, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Evaluation and application of the amino acid racemisation reaction in studies of Quaternary coastal and marine sediments in Australia 1984 - 1987

Keywords


  • Amino acid racemization

    Coastal Geomorphology

    Quaternary geochronology

    Quaternary sea-level changes

Full Name


  • Colin Vincent Murray-Wallace

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Amino acid racemization geochronology
  • Coastal evolution over Holocene and Pleistocene timeframes
  • Coastal neotectonics
  • Quaternary sea-level changes

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Climate and sea-level changes during the last interglacial maximum Pan, Tsun-You
    Doctor of Philosophy Late Quaternary Sea-Level Changes and Evolution of the Lacepede Shelf, Southern Australia Lahuerta Pineiro, Nuria
    Doctor of Philosophy "Structural Geology and Tectonics of the northeastern Bird's Head, West Papua, Indonesia" Saputra, Sukahar Eka Adi
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Holocene Coastal Evolution and Relative Sea-Level Changes of the Cilacap and Kebumen Coastal Plains, Indonesia Hidayat, Rahmadi
    Doctor of Philosophy Palaeogeographic Evolution of Australia's Southern Margin Porritt, Erin

Education And Training


  • D.Sc. in Geology, University of Adelaide, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Amino acid racemization geochronology - contributions to the understanding of Quaternary sea-level changes, neotectonics and coastal evolution 2009
  • Ph.D. in Geology, University of Adelaide, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Evaluation and application of the amino acid racemisation reaction in studies of Quaternary coastal and marine sediments in Australia 1984 - 1987

Keywords


  • Amino acid racemization

    Coastal Geomorphology

    Quaternary geochronology

    Quaternary sea-level changes

Full Name


  • Colin Vincent Murray-Wallace

Geographic Focus