Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sarah Southern

University of Calgary


Research Topics:

  • Principally my research concerns deep-water sedimentology: examining the fundamental processes that are associated with a spectrum of sediment gravity flow types (slides, debris flow and turbidity currents), and how they are preserved in the geological record.

  • Understanding sediment gravity flows that are transitional between turbulent and cohesive; examination of the character and distribution of their deposits with respect to sea-floor topography (PhD thesis - request by email).

  • Examination of the internal architecture and heterogeneity of slope channels in order to understand variations in sedimentary processes (erosion, bypass and deposition) and the implications for reservoir characterization.

Previous Degrees/Research Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Calgary), 2017

  • Ph.D. (University of Leeds), 2015

  • M.Sc. (University of Leeds), 2010

  • B.Sc. (University of Leeds), 2009

Little known fact: First job at the age of 14 was working as a trapper in a firing range.

Current Employment: Solarcentury, London, England, UK


Publications and Presentations

Daniels, B.G., Romans, B.W., Fosdick, J., Malkowski, M., Calderon, M., Matthews, W., Hubbard, S.M., in review, Andean orogenesis during continental underthrusting and its impact on the paleogeographic evolution of the Cretaceous Magallanes-Austral foreland basin, southern Patagonia (50.6-52°S), Lithosphere.

Pemberton, E., 2016. Multi-Scale Analysis of Deep-Water Deposits from High-Relief Slope Systems, Cretaceous Strata of the Magallanes Basin, Southern Chile and Colville Basin, Northern Alaska. [Doctoral Dissertation, University of Calgary]

Pemberton, E.A., Hubbard, S.M., Fildani, A., Romans, B. and Stright, L., 2016. The stratigraphic expression of decreasing confinement along a deep-water sediment routing system: Outcrop example from southern Chile. Geosphere, 12(1), pp.114-134.

Daniels, B., 2015. Downslope Characterization of Channel Fill and Stratigraphic Architecture along an Ancient Basin Margin, Tres Pasos Formation, southern Chile [MS thesis, University of Calgary]