Dr. Richard Hiscott


Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Office: ER 6015
Phone: 709-864-8394 (no voice mail)
Fax: 709-864-2589
E-mail: rhiscott@mun.ca (best form of contact)

Research Interests (NOTE: not accepting new graduate students)

Depositional mechanisms of subaqueous sediment gravity flows (turbidity currents, debris flows).

Submarine fan and slope deposition.

Sedimentary evolution of modern and ancient basin margins (facies, seismic stratigraphy, provenance).

Recent projects include:

1. 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);

2. 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).

3. Provenance of Holocene successions on the SW Black Sea shelf, with implications for the last reconnection of the Black Sea to the world ocean (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.11.004.