School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences



Joana Gafeira


During my PhD I studied submarine landslides in the North Atlantic.

The aim of my PhD project was to study the interrelationship between mass transport processes, which act towards the development of Trough-Mouth Fans, by comprehending the link between sedimentary processes and the morphology of the subsequent deposits. The scale and diversity of mass movement processes that shaped the glaciated European margin, combined with the extensive geophysical and geological datasets from the area (many acquired by the exploration industry) maked it an excellent study area.

Supervisors: Dr. Dan Evans (BGS), Dr. Roger A. Scrutton (U. Edinburgh) and Dr. Luís M. Pinheiro (U. Aveiro)

To find out more about me and my research, please use the contents on the left of this page. Or for more up-to-date information on my present research see my BGS staff page