Continental Margins Research Group
Graeme Eagles (full research profile)
Senior Lecturer in Geodynamics
Relevant Expertise/Experience: Plate boundaries & kinematics
Dr Graeme Eagles is a marine geophysicist and geologist with 11 years post PhD experience. He previously held positions at the British Antarctic Survey and Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. His work on southern hemisphere plate kinematics has focused on its implications for the Earth System, in particular the role of oceanographic changes on global climate in Cenozoic times. His modelling of the earliest stages of South Atlantic plate motion is the only rigorous application of seafloor spreading data to the problem ever made. Some of his findings were cited in the Argentine and UK submissions to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. He has produced 21 publications and 50 international presentations.
Role/Function in CMRG: Geodynamic and plate-kinematic modelling of plate boundary evolution, continental break-up and ocean basin formation