Dr Stephen Covey-Crump

Senior Lecturer

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My principal undergraduate teaching activities are related to Structural Geology and Field Mapping

  • EART10122 British Stratigraphy /Geological Maps: lectures in the geological history of Great Britain (fom 10-43 s after the Big Bang to the Anthropocene); practicals in strike-lines/cross section drawing and introductory stereonets (1st year)

  • EART20292 Structural Geology: lectures and practicals providing an outline of the geometry of folds, faults, stress and strain (2nd year)

  • EART30141 Introduction to Geomechanics: lectures describing rock deformation mechanisms (elastic, intracrystalline plasticity, diffusive mass transfer, brittle); practicals with exercises in geomechanics (3rd year)

  • EART20300a Introductory field mapping: 12 days field mapping in France (2nd year)

  • EART20300b Structural mapping: 12 days field mapping in Scotland (2nd year)

  • EART20300c Measured sections in sedimentary rocks: 5 days fieldwork in Pembrokeshire (2nd year)

Some final year undergraduate research dissertations I have supervised

  • Investigation of the influence of mineral phase distribution on the elastic properties of polymineralic rocks: analysis of the results of neutron diffraction experiments on some olivine+magnesiowüstite samples [Amy Ellis]
  • The use of contiguity as a shear sense indicator in plastically deformed rocks [Darren Jones]
  • The effect of cracking on the seismic properties of experimentally fractured Carrara marble [Tony Barrett]
  • Experimental investigation of the influence of specimen dimensions on the brittle and plastic strength of cylindrical rock samples [Jo Silk]
  • The topology of microstructures produced by normal grain growth [Jo Szulc]
  • An analysis of the size and topology of polygonal fracture patterns on Martian terrain [Shannon Carter]
  • An experimental study of crack interactions produced by dessication [Nathan Rochelle-Bates]
  • Ar/Ar dating of the Ross of Mull Moines [Nick Fellowes; Ray Burgess (co-supervisor)]
  • Determining slip-rates on the Mam Tor landslip from the road repair stratigraphy [Nick Goodwin; Merren Jones (co-supervisor)]
  • An investigation into inverse grading in landslide deposits using flume experimentation [Tiiu Ligema; Merren Jones (co-supervisor)]
  • Investigating controls on the distribution of heavy minerals in upland gravel rivers: a field study [Rosanne McKernan; Merren Jones (co-supervisor)]
  • Investigation of the controls on down-stream mineral sorting in a meandering gravel bed river (Coledale Beck, Lake District) [Ivy Morland; Merren Jones (co-supervisor)]
  • Identification of possible loess deposits within the geologically recent Canterbury Plains gravel stratigraphy and their impact on the understanding of climatic variation in the late Quaternary [Joleen Harris; Merren Jones and Bart van Dongen (co-supervisors)]
  • An occurrence of Kawakawa/Oruanui tephra in loess at Mt. Cass, eastern South Island, New Zealand: implications for establishing a regional climate record through the Last Glacial Maximum [Joe Shaw; Merren Jones and Ray Burgess (co-supervisors)]
  • Exploring the Lattice Preferred Orientation Development in Carrara Marble Samples Experimentally Deformed in Combined Torsion and Axial Compression Tests [Isaac Taschimowitz; Julian Mecklenburgh (co-supervisor)]
  • The progress of a transgression: the sedimentological and diagenetic record of regional relative sea level change during a Carboniferous glacial-interglacial cycle of global sea level change, as preserved at Amroth, Pembrokeshire [Hannah Dolley]