Continental Margins Research Group
Dan Le Heron (full research profile)
Senior Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology
Relevant Expertise/Experience: Regional geological analysis
Dr. Dan Le Heron is a field geologist, and a sedimentologist by background. He has postdoctoral research experience gained at Strasbourg University in France, Hannover University in Germany, and at CASP (Cambridge University). His research interests include North African geology and the sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Saharan intracratonic basins, ancient glaciations and their relationship with hydrocarbon accumulations, and in this context, Neoproterozoic Petroleum Systems. He has undertaken fieldwork in Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, the UK, Russia, Spain, South Africa and Zambia. He has published extensively on the Late Ordovician glacial succession of North Africa and diverse sedimentological topics ranging from the Neoproterozoic of South Australia, via the Mesozoic of West Siberia to the Quaternary of southern Iceland. Regularly invited to present his research results at international conferences, he was the recipient of the Young Author of the Year Award 2008 from the Geological Society, and the 2011 William Smith Fund recipient.
Role/Function in CMRG: Regional geological analysis and sedimentological and stratigraphic outcrop studies.