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Research Interests:

Theme 1: ecosystem response record of the end Cretaceous event.

Examining the geological record of the mid and high latitude Creataceous – Paleogene boundary, a key point in biosphere evolution. I formed and currently run a multidisciplinary research group examining the Boltysh  meteorite crater, Ukraine. This crater contains a uniquely high resolution post impact record of biotic and climatic change. This research is funded by NERC. 



Theme 2: Ecosystem responses to Large Igneous Province eruptions

Interdisciplinary research into the impacts of large scale volcanism on the atmosphere and biosphere. This research is currently funded by the Danish Government. I manage and co-ordinate a large group of researchers from different disciplines at Aberdeen, Open University, Faroe Islands Geological Survey and at hydrocarbon operators including Statoil, Chevron, ENI and Dong. This research has led to a series of interdisciplinary publications including innovative contributions on atmospheric forcing, plant ecosystem dynamics and eutrophication events. Most recently, I have made a major step forward in identifying links between crustal magma processes and vegetation dynamics.


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Research Output

Macrofauna and biostratigraphy of the Rollrock Section, northern Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic Islands - a comprehensive high latitude archive of the Jurassic - Cretaceous Transition

Schneider, S., Kelly, S., Mutterlose, J., Herrle, J., Hulse, P., Jolley, D., Schroder-Adams, C. & Lopez-Mir, B., 22 May 2020, In : Cretaceous Research. 114, 37 p., 104508.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Palaeogeographical evolution of the Rattray Volcanic Province, Central North Sea

    Quirie, A. K., Schofield, N., Jolley, D. W., Archer, S. G., Hole, M. J., Hartley, A., Watson, D., Burgess, R., Pugsley, J. H., Underhill, J. R. & Holford, S. P., Jul 2020, In : Journal of the Geological Society . 177, 4, p. 718-737 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Stratigraphic palynology of the Middle–Late Triassic successions of the Central North Sea

    Burgess, R., Jolley, D. & Hartley, A., 14 Apr 2020, In : Petroleum Geoscience. 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • UK Rockall prospectivity: re-awakening exploration in a frontier basin

    Broadley, L., Schofield, N., Jolley, D., Howell, J. & Underhill, J. R., 31 May 2020, In : Petroleum Geoscience. 26, 2, p. 247-271 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Controls on the Distribution of Volcanism and Intra-Basaltic Sediments in the Cambo-Rosebank Region, West of Shetland

    Hardman, J., Schofield, N., Jolley, D., Hartley, A., Holford, S. & Watson, D., Feb 2019, In : Petroleum Geoscience. 25, 1, p. 71-89 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    GemPy 1.0: open-source stochastic geological modeling and inversion

    de la Varga, M. (Creator), Heim, E. (Creator), Schaaf, A. (Creator), Van Veen, M. (Creator), Ivanoc, Y. (Creator), Wellmann, F. (Creator), Niederau, J. (Creator), Werthmuller, D. (Creator), Wagner, F. (Creator) & Jolley, D. (Data Manager), Zenodo, 24 Jul 2019