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Dr Stephen Kershaw
Honorary Reader - Life Sciences


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

Guido, A., Kershaw, S., Russo, F., Miriello, D. and Mastrandrea, A. (2019) 'Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Comparison Between Cryptic Microbialites of Recent Marine Caves and Triassic Patch Reefs'. PALAIOS, 34 (8). pp. 393 - 403. ISSN: 0883-1351 Open Access Link

Journal article

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

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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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