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Richard Walker

BA (Oxf), MSc (Leeds), PhD (Camb)
Earth Sciences


Richard Walker's major interest is in the study of earthquakes and the building of mountains within the continents: a subject that involves a wide range of techniques ranging from seismology, through analysis of the landscapes of actively deforming regions, through to investigations of the bedrock geology. His main study areas are in Iran where there is a long record of large, and extremely destructive, earthquakes. He has also spent much time investigating the building of mountains in north-central Asia, particularly in Mongolia. Most recently he has begun work on records of coastal uplift in Africa. He presently holds a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society.

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