Dr. Richard Hiscott
Office: ER 6015
Phone: 709-864-8394 (no voice mail)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (best form of contact)
Research Interests (NOTE: not accepting new graduate students before 2016)
- Depositional mechanisms of subaqueous sediment gravity flows (turbidity currents, debris flows) as deduced from sedimentary structures, grain fabric, texture, deposit geometry (http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405125780.html).
- Submarine fan and slope deposition.
- Sedimentary evolution of modern and ancient basin margins (facies, stratigraphy, sandstone petrography).
- Recent projects include:
- Shelf, deltaic and slope sedimentation in the Marmara Sea and southwestern Black Sea, Turkey, and implications for the early Holocene reconnection of the Black Sea to the world ocean (doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2006.11.007);
- Sediment fluxes from the Anatolian Plateau as a Canadian component of the TopoEurope investigation of orogenic plateaux genesis (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2014.01.019);
- Flow dynamics of the saline density current entering the Black Sea through the Bosphorus Strait, and similarities to deep-marine turbidity-current dynamics (doi: 10.1111/sed.12071).