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.
You can read more about my research on my personal website - earthsurfaceprocesses.com.
- 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
Jia, C., Huang, J., Kershaw, S., Luo, G., Farabegoli, E., Perri, MC., (2012) 'Microbial response to limited nutrients in shallow water immediately after the end-Permian mass extinction'. Geobiology, 10 (1). pp. 60 - 71. ISSN: 1472-4677et al.
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
Chen, L., Wang, Y., Xie, S., Kershaw, S., Dong, M., Yang, H., (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: 0031-0182et al.
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