I am interested in earthquakes during the Holocene, since I personally experienced its catastrophic results in the 1999 İzmit earthquake in Turkey.
My PhD project is focusing on geological evidence of Holocene earthquakes and tsunamis in Chile and Argentina, including stratigraphic evidence preserved in tidal marshes and peat bogs. These are essential for providing long-term perspectives on the recurrence, magnitude, and variability of earthquakes. The aim is to develop detailed chronologies of earthquake recurrence and quantify deformation using microfossil(diatoms), dating (radiocarbon and OSL) and statistical modelling techniques.
Supervisor: Dr. Emma Hocking