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Dr Stephen Kershaw

Dr Stephen Kershaw
Senior Lecturer


My research is a diverse range of studies that encompass shallow marine, coastal and terrestrial environments in both geologically recent and older settings. The work aims to: a) interpret environmental change in Earth surface environments in areas associated with active change in the Earth’s crust; and b) assess modern geohazards in those areas.

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  • 1975: BSc in Geology and Zoology
  • 1979: PhD in palaeontology


  • 1980-1995: Lecturer at West London Institute, Isleworth, Middlesex
  • 1995-2003: Lecturer at Brunel University
  • 2003-present: Senior Lecturer at Brunel University

Newest selected publications

Jia, C., Huang, J., Kershaw, S., Luo, G., Farabegoli, E., Perri, MC., et al. (2012) 'Microbial response to limited nutrients in shallow water immediately after the end-Permian mass extinction'. Geobiology, 10 (1). pp. 60 - 71. ISSN: 1472-4677

Journal article

Da Silva, AC., Kershaw, S. and Boulvain, F. (2011) 'Sedimentology and stromatoporoid palaeoecology of frasnian (upper devonian) carbonate mounds in southern belgium'. Lethaia, 44 (3). pp. 255 - 274. ISSN: 0024-1164

Journal article

Chen, L., Wang, Y., Xie, S., Kershaw, S., Dong, M., Yang, H., et al. (2011) 'Molecular records of microbialites following the end-Permian mass extinction in Chongyang, Hubei Province, South China'. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 308 (1-2). pp. 151 - 159. ISSN: 0031-0182

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Da Silva, AC., Kershaw, S. and Boulvain, F. (2011) 'Stromatoporoid palaeoecology in the Frasnian (Upper Devonian) Belgian platform, and its applications in interpretation of carbonate platform environments'. Palaeontology, 54 (4). pp. 883 - 905. ISSN: 0031-0239

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Pedoja, K., Husson, L., Regard, V., Cobbold, PR., Ostanciaux, E., Johnson, ME., et al. (2011) 'Relative sea-level fall since the last interglacial stage: Are coasts uplifting worldwide?'. Earth-Science Reviews, 108 (1-2). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0012-8252

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