South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, UK

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Prof. Anthony B. Watts

Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics



1981 John Bodine. Thermal and mechanical properties of oceanic lithosphere.

1981 Mike Steckler. Subsidence history of Atlantic-type continental margins. [Research Professor - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory]

1983 Garry Karner. Thermal and mechanical properties of continental lithosphere. [ExxonMobil]

1985 Julian Thorne Studies of stratology: the physics of stratigraphy. [Arco]

1986 Uri ten Brink. Lithospheric flexure and volcanism around the Hawaiian Islands. [Research Geophysicist, USGS, Woods Hole and Professor and Chairman, University of Haifa]

1989 Robin Bell. High resolution airborne and shipboard gravity surveys : applications to rifted margins. [Research Professor - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory]

1989 Paul Wessel. Gravity, plate flexure and the thermo-mechanical evolution of oceanic lithosphere (with W. Haxby). [Professor, University of Hawaii]

1990 Walter Smith. Marine geophysical studies of seamounts in the Pacific ocean. [NOAA Geosciences Laboratory]

1991 Bernie Coakley. Tectonic controls on the development of stratigraphic sequences. [Professor, University of Alaska]

1993 Andrew Goodwillie. Tectonics of the South Central Pacific ocean (with B. Parsons). [Data Systems Manager, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory]

1995Pete Burgess.Theoretical modelling of near-shore sedimentary sequences (with P. Allen).[Professor and Head of Department, Royal Holloway, University of London]

1996 Roxby Hartley. Isostasy of Africa : implications for the thermo-mechanical behaviour of continental lithosphere.

1996 Catherine Marr. Studies of the gravity edge effect anomaly at continental margins : implications for the long-term strength of extended continental lithosphere. [Statoil]

1996 Rupert Dalwood. A multichannel seismic reflection and refraction profile study of lithospheric flexure beneath the Canary Islands (with C. Peirce, J. Collier). [ExxonMobil]

1996 Nathan Hayward. Marine geophysical studies of the Eurasian/African plate boundary in the Gorringe Bank region.[Geological Survey of Canada, Vancouver]

1997 Audrey Willet. Marine geophysical studies of continental rifting in the western Mediterranean.[Shell Canada]

1998 Jonathan Stewart. Gravity anomalies and lithospheric flexure: Implications for the thermal and mechanical evolution of the continental lithosphere.[ExxonMobil]

1999 David Haddad. Lithospheric flexure and the evolution of Australian basins.

1999 Martin Gee. The collapse of oceanic islands and the mechanics of long runout debris flows : examples from the NW African margin. (with D. Masson). [LuKoil Moscow]

2000 Suman Chowdhury. Marine geophysical studies of the southern margins of the Iberian peninsula.[Shell, Aberdeen]

2001 Emily Black. Lithospheric flexure, inheritance and the development of structural styles in the Andes. (with S. Lamb).[Post-doctoral fellow, Reading University]

2001 Andrew Lin. Cenozoic stratigraphy and subsidence history of the South China Sea margin in the Taiwan region (with S. Hesselbo).[Associate Professor, National Central University of Taiwan]

2003 Mohammed Ali.A geophysical study of lithospheric flexure in the vicinity of the Cape Verde islands (with I. Hill - Leicester).[Professor, Petroleum Institute, UAE]

2003 Paul Wyer.Gravity anomalies and segmentation of the eastern USA passive continental margin (with R. Scrutton - Edinburgh).[ExxonMobil]

2005 David Close.A marine geophysical study of the Wilkes Land rifted continental margin, Antarctica (with H. Stagg - Australia Geoscience).[Apache Canada]

2005 John Hillier.The origin of volcanoes, seamounts and guyots in the Pacific Ocean (with H. Jenkyns).[Lecturer, Loughborough University]

2007 Natalie Lane. Tectonics and Landscape Evolution in South-Central England (with A. Farrant - BGS, Keyworth).[Faculty Liaison Officer, Keele University]

2007 Tom Jordan. Gravity anomalies and Flexure of the West Oman Foreland Basin: Implications for the Thermal and Mechanical Evolution of Continental Lithosphere. (with M. P. Searle).[Research scientist, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge]

2008 Tiago Cunha. Gravity anomalies, flexure and crustal structure of the Iberia/Canada conjugate margin. (with L. Pinheiro - Lisbon). [Post-doctoral fellow, Oporto]

2008 Matt Rodger. Deep Seismic Study of the Amazon Cone: Implications for the Strength of Extended Continental Lithosphere. (with C. Peirce - Durham). [BG Group]

2011 Lara Kalnins. Spectral studies of gravity and bathymetry: Implications for plate mechanics and mantle dynamics. [Lecturer, Edinburgh University]

2014 Dan Bassett. The Relationship between Structure and Seismogenic Behaviour in Subduction Zones. [Post-doctoral fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography]

2015 Johnny Hunter. Gravity anomalies and flexure of subducting plates. (with C. Peirce - Durham).

2017 Brook Tozer. Tectonic evolution of the Parnaiba cratonic basin, NE Brazil. (with M. Daly). [Post-doctoral fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography]

2018 Lily Muller. Morphology and structure of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. [Ministry of Defense, UK]

2018 Dirk Metz. The hydroacoustic record of activity at Monowai and its implications for submarine volcanism. (with I. Grevemeyer - IFM GEOMAR). [Post-doctoral fellow, JAMSTEC]