Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer in Physical Geography
Previous Position Teaching Fellow in Physical Geography
Telephone +44 (0) 2890973628
Email r.flood@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

I am interested in coastal geomorphology and how coasts have changed over the Holocene, and the interactions between marine and terrestrial environments, and how these are understood through sedimentological, geochemical, and modelling approaches. I am also interested and developing approaches to understanding anthropogenic impacts on coastal systems, and the impacts of future climate on biogeochemical processes.

Recent Key Papers

  • Flood, R.P., Barr, I.D., Weltje, G.J., Roberson, S., Russell, M.I., Meneely, J., Orford, J.D., 2018. Provenance and depositional variability of the Thin Mud Facies in the lower Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, West Bengal Sundarbans, India. Marine Geology 395, 198-218.
  • Craven, K.F., Edwards, R.J., Flood, R.P., 2017. Source organic matter analysis of saltmarsh sediments using SIAR and its application in relative sea-level studies in regions of C4 plant invasion. Boreas 46, 642-654.
  • Barr, I.D., Roberson, S., Flood, R., Dortch, J., 2017. Younger Dryas glaciers and climate in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science 32, 104-115.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

I am not currently supervising postgraduate studentships, but I am interested in supporting projects in the broad areas of
geochemistry, coastal change, and sedimentology, such as:

  • “Microplastic pollution flux in Ireland under future climate change scenarios”;
  • “Organic carbon burial and future climate change scenarios in the Ganges-Brahmaptura delta”;
  • “Holocene sedimentary provenance and flux in the Mekong Delta”;
  • “Abiotic and biotic interactions in carbon flux: weathering and carbon burial dynamics”.