Dr Rhodri Jerrett

Lecturer in Geology

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Overview

PhD Students Supervised

Ashley Ayckbourne (NERC CDT; Manchester; 2018-). LS with Co-S Ian Kane and Kevin Taylor (Manchester), Matthew Watkinson (Plymouth) and Miquel Poyatos-More (Oslo). Controls of mass wasting on sedimentation processes and heterogeneity in slope mudstone reservoirs.

Peter Wooldrige (NERC DTP; Liverpool; 2017-). Co-S with LS Rob Duller (Liverpool). Basin-scale sedimentary architecture and intr-basin facies distribution.

Rhys Hamlin (Manchester). Co-S with LS Kevin Taylor (Manchester) and Co-S Stephen Flint (Manchester).

Grant Cole (Plymouth; Plymouth University; 2016-). Co-S with PS Matthew Watkinson (Plymouth) and Co-S Mark Anderson (Plymouth).Combined salt and extensional tectonic controls on facies distribution in the Early Cretaceous of the Maestrat Basin, Spain.

Sarah Newport (Manchester; NERC DTP; 2014). Co-S with PS Kevin Taylor (Manchester) and Co-I Richard Worden (Liverpool). The Carboniferous Bowland Shale Formation (UK): Understanding the Sedimentological and Diagenetic Processes in a potential Shale gas Exploration Play.

Madeleine Vickers (Plymouth; Plymouth University; 2014-18). Co-S with PS Gregory Price (Plymouth) and Co-S Matthew Watkinson (Plymouth). High latitude climate during the Cretaceous.

 

Masters Students Supervised

Kierran Smith (2019). (PS with Co-S Ian Kane). "When is a channel not a channel? The Eocene Fosado System, South Central Pyrenees". MEarthSci.

Alec Barnett (2017) (PS with Co-S Ian Kane). Quantifying the palaeohydrology of giant fossil rivers in the Carboniferous of the Cnetral Appalachian basin, USA. MEarthSci.

Kristian Eirhirhie (2016) “The Influence of Basement Structures and Oblique Foreland Development on Stratigraphic Patterns and Net to Gross in the Mid-Palaeozoic strata of the Central Appalacian Basin, Eastern Kentucky” (PS, with Co-S Rufus Brunt). MSc.

Mutari Lawal (2016) “Numerical modelling of transverse sediment transport in forleand basins and implications for reservoir characterisation” (Co-S with PS Emma Finch). MSc.

Sylverster Bamkole (2015): “Reservoir Characterisation of Upper Carboniferous fluvio-deltaic sand bodies and shale geometries in the Upper Breathitt Group, Central Appalachian Basin (Eastern Kentucky, USA) and an assessment of their role in conventional and unconventional petroleum systems” (PS, with Co-S Rufus Brunt). MSc.

Laura Bennie (2014). “Facies model for river dominated, tidally influenced mouthbars and the implications for reservoir prone units: a case study fro, the Upper Carboniferous Breathitt Group of eastern Kentucky, USA” (PS, with Co-S Stephen Flint). MSc.

 

Recent Funding Highlights

2019-21: Testing the "Equable Earth" hypothesis. NERC Standard Grant, £582K, (PI with Co-Is Sabine Lengger, Bart Van Dongen and Gregory Price).

2013-16: CASCADE (UK Carboniferous Shale Resource Assessment, Characterization and Development Evaluation). NERC Knowledge Exchange, £90,000 (Co-I with PI Kevin Taylor).

2012-16: “Breathitt” Project (Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on fluvio-deltaic sand body geometries). Statoil AS, £48,000 (Co-I with PI Stephen Flint).

 

Full list of Publications

Vickers M.L., Watkinson M., Price G.D., & Jerrett R.M. (2018) An improved model for the ikaite-glendonite transformation: evidence from the Lower Cretaceous of Spitzbergen, Svalbard. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 98, 1-15.

Newport, S., Jerrett, R.M., Taylor, K.G., Hough, E, Worden, R.H. (2018) Sedimentology and microfacies of mud-rich slope successions: the Carboniferous Bowland Basin, NW England. Journal of the Geological Society,175, 247-262.

Jerrett, R.M., Flint, S.S., Brunt, R.L. (2017) Palaeovalleys in foreland ramp settings:  what happens as accommodation decreases down dip? Basin Research, 29, 747-774.

Jerrett, R.M., Bennie, L.I., Flint, S.S. & Greb, S.F. (2016) Extrinsic and intrinsic controls on mouth bar and mouth bar complex architecture: examples from the Pennsylvanian (upper Carboniferous) of the central Appalachian Basin, Kentucky, USA. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 128, 1696-1716.

Vickers M.L., Price G.D., Jerrett R.M. & Watkinson M. (2016) Stratigraphic and geochemical expression of Barremian–Aptian global climate change in Arctic Svalbard. Geosphere, 12, 1594-1605.

Jerrett, R.M., Price, G.D., Grimes, S.T., & Dawson, A.T. (2015). A paleoclimatic and paleoatmospheric record from peatlands accumulating during the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary event, Western Interior Basin, Canada. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127, 1564-1582.

Jerrett, R.M., Flint, S. S., Davies, R. C. & Hodgson, D. M. (2011). Sequence stratigraphic interpretation of a Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous) coal from the central Appalachian Basin, USA. Sedimentology, 58, 1190-1207.

Jerrett, R.M., Hodgson, D. M., Flint, S. S., & Davies, R. C. (2011). Control of relative sea-level and climate on coal character in the Westphalian C (Atokan) Four Corners Formation, central Appalachian Basin, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 81, 420-445.

Jerrett, R.M., Davies, R. C., Hodgson, D. M., Flint, S. S. & Chiverrell, R. C. (2011). The significance of hiatal surfaces in coal seams. Journal of the Geological Society, 168, 629-632.

Jerrett, R.M. & Hampson, G. J. (2007). Sequence stratigraphy of the upper Millstone Grit (Yeadonian, Namurian), North Wales. Geological Journal, 42, 513-530.

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