Luke Herringshaw

Dr Liam Herringshaw

Lecturer in Geology / Director of Admissions for Geography, Geology & Environment

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Liverpool)
  • PhD (University of Birmingham)

Summary

Liam Herringshaw is a lecturer in geology in the School of Environmental Sciences. He is primarily a palaeontologist, but knows nothing about dinosaurs.

His research focuses on marine palaeoecology through time, particularly how burrowing sea creatures have affected - and been affected by - the sediments they live in, from the earliest worms tunneling in sticky muds, to crustacean tunnels in oil reservoirs.

Liam also has an unhealthy fascination with fossil starfish, armoured worms and shales.

Journal Article

Engineering the Cambrian explosion: the earliest bioturbators as ecosystem engineers

Herringshaw, L. G., Callow, R. H. T., & McIlroy, D. (2017). Engineering the Cambrian explosion: the earliest bioturbators as ecosystem engineers. Geological Society Special Publications, 448(1), (369-382). doi:10.1144/sp448.18. ISSN 0305-8719

Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway

Armstrong, H. A., Wagner, T., Herringshaw, L. G., Farnsworth, A. J., Lunt, D. J., Harland, M., …Atar, E. F. (2016). Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway. Paleoceanography, 31(8), 1041-1053. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015pa002911

How should fracking research be funded?

Davies, R. J., & Herringshaw, L. G. (2016). How should fracking research be funded?. Research Ethics, 12(2), 116-118. doi:10.1177/1747016115605871

What does Ophiomorpha irregulaire really look like?

Leaman, M., McIlroy, D., Herringshaw, L., Boyd, C., & Callow, R. (2015). What does Ophiomorpha irregulaire really look like?. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 439, 38-49. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.01.022

Natural fractures in a United Kingdom shale reservoir analog, Cleveland Basin, northeast England

Imber, J., Armstrong, H., Clancy, S., Daniels, S., Herringshaw, L., McCaffrey, K., …Warren, C. (2014). Natural fractures in a United Kingdom shale reservoir analog, Cleveland Basin, northeast England. AAPG Bulletin, 98(11), 2411-2437. https://doi.org/10.1306/07141413144

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD supervisions

- Jenny James, Experimental Geobiology of Extinctions, Institute of Energy and Environment, Hull, 3rd advisor (2018- )

- Catherine Mascord, Worms On Film, Institute of Energy and Environment, Hull, lead advisor (2017- )

- Cian McGuire, Micropalaeontology of Contourites, Geology, Hull, 3rd advisor (2015- )

- Charlotte Mummery, Regulation of UK Shale Gas, Geography, Hull, 3rd advisor (2014- )