mike rogerson

Professor Mike Rogerson

Professor of Earth System Science

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Summary

2018 - Professor of Earth System Science

2013-2018 - Senior Lecturer in Geology and Geography,

2010-2013 - Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Hull,

2005 - 2010 - RC-UK Academic Fellow, University of Hull,

Previous to joining the University of Hull

2003-2005 - Postdoctoral Researcher in applied micropalaentology, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

2000-2003 - PhD in palaeoceanography and sedimentology, University of Southampton, UK

1999-2000 - MSc Petroleum Geoscience, Imperial College London, UK

1996-1999 - BSc Geology, Imperial College London, UK

Undergraduate

I currently mainly teach on the Geology programme, no on sedimentology and Earth history topics. I lead the second year modules Sedimentology and Earth Evolution, which provide practical training in extracting past environmental information from sedimentary rocks and theoretical training in understanding past changes in the Earth system.

I also contribute to our second year overseas fieldtrip to Almeria, and you can see more about that here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ1U0rb47YU.

In the third year, I contribute to Advanced Sedimentary Environments, where introduce our students to continental carbonate sedimentology, and Two Million Years of Change, where I deliver material on palaeoceanography.

I also deliver the petroleum geology part of the final semester module Economic Geoscience., and I'm looking forward to morphing this programme into carbon capture and storage and geo-renewable energy to prepare our students for the future energy mix. I provide geochemistry support for our mineral exploration fieldtrip within this module too.

Book Chapter

Integrating Remediation and Resource Recovery of Industrial Alkaline Wastes: Case Studies of Steel and Alumina Industry Residues

Gomes, H. I., Rogerson, M., Courtney, R., & Mayes, W. M. (2020). Integrating Remediation and Resource Recovery of Industrial Alkaline Wastes: Case Studies of Steel and Alumina Industry Residues. In Resource recovery from wastes: towards a circular economy, 168-191. Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788016353-00168

Journal Article

A window into Africa's past hydroclimates: the 2 SISAL_v1 database contribution 3

Braun, K., Nehme, C., Pickering, R., Rogerson, M., & Scroxton, N. (2019). A window into Africa's past hydroclimates: the 2 SISAL_v1 database contribution 3. Quaternary, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/quat2010004

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation

McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants

Gomes, H., Mayes, W., Whitby, P., & Rogerson, M. (2019). Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants. Journal of environmental management, 243, 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.127

Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa

Rogerson, M., Dublyansky, Y., Hoffman, D. L., Luetscher, M., Töchterle, P., & Spötl, C. (2019). Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa. Climate of the Past, 15, 1757–1769. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-134

Research interests

I am an environmental geochemist, who enjoys wide collaboration and likes to work with new methods and in new contexts. I currently work with colleagues on projects as diverse as the world’s oldest phytolith and plastic diagenesis, However, three themes determine where I am currently focussing my efforts.

1) I have an established speleothem-based research programme investigating palaeoclimate in central northern Africa, which has received funding from NERC (NE/J014133/1) and the Leverhulme Trust (IN-2012-113) in the past. The project also uses loess and numerical approaches to fill a critical gap in our constraint of climate change in a particularly sensitive region. This is part of a big partnership, with colleagues at Hull (Bird, Bellerby), Gottingen, Innsbruck, Salzburg, SISKA, Gabes, ONM, Sfax, Liverpool BGS and Reading.

2) An emerging key focus for me is continental carbonate “Geo-system services” for carbon budgeting / management in karst and alkaline igneous regions, and associated with hypoeralkaline residues. This develops from an intersection between previous projects funded by NERC (NE/L014211/1) and BP (UPSCALE project), and is associated with the new BCRA-funded National Cave Monitoring Centre. Again, I enjoy collaboration with a wide range of partners in this work including, the BCRA, the Woodland Trust and Aberdeen University.

3) My most established area of research is in quantitative paleoceanography of strong bottom circulation. Currently, this is dominated by IMMAGE (Investigating Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange), an amphibious IODP – ICDP proposal. This major initiative is led by Bristol, and involves a wide range of international collaborators. I am also involved with research showing competition of NADW and AAIW during the last deglacial on the Uruguay margin, and revealing Heinrich-event-sized iceberg pulses in the mid-latitude Pacific Ocean.

Project

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Project

Determining the spatial controls on lacustrine ‘microbial’ carbonate facies

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BP

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1 May 2013

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Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Mike welcomes applications in continental carbonate systems (caves, tufa, travertine, soil carbonate, lacustrine carbonate), palaeoclimate from carbonate archives (speleothems, tufas, foraminifera), alkaline wastewater remediation or palaeoceanography.

Current Advertised positions

https://panorama-dtp.ac.uk/research/will-continental-carbonates-produce-less-or-more-deposition-as-we-move-into-the-anthropocene/

Current research Students

Aleksei Iurkov, (Water Sensing and Safeguarding Cluster, 2nd Supervisor), “Analysis-on-a-roll platforms for automated and high frequency remote sensing of natural geochemical fluxes”

Frances Proctor, (PANORAMA DTP, 2nd Supervisor) “Finding your Flow: using sedimentology, geochemistry and micropalaeontology to understand South Atlantic Ocean circulation”

Laura Bastianini, (Teaching Associate-linked project, 1st Supervisor) “Transient minerals and fabrics in hyperalkaline carbonate environments”

Jenny James, (UoH Energy and Environment Institute, additional supervisor). “Ocean acidification and chemical signaling in invertebrates, and their role in the Permian Extinction”.

Ambrose McCarron (NERC DTC Studentship at Sheffield: external supervisor) “The late-Quaternary frequency of ice-volcano feedbacks in the NW Pacific”.

Farrah Jarraya (University studentship at Sfax; external supervisor) “The palaeoclimate record of Quaternary soil carbonate crusts in Tunisia”.

Rick McCumskay (University studentship, 1st Supervisor) "Weathering of Marine Neustonic plastics",

Cian McGuire (University studentship + in kind support from BG Group) (1st Supervisor) “A Micropalaeontological solution to the Contourite / Turbidite problem”.

Graduated students

Jessica Moloney, NERC studentship, (2nd Supervisor) “Extending the palaeoflood record: assessing the viability and uncertainty in palaeoflood records”

Charlotte Stephenson, University Studentship, (2nd Supervisor) "Teleconnections and botanical evolution during the Devonian".

Victor Oty, University Fees waiver, (2nd Supervisor) "Passive remediation of steel-slag leachates"

Ashley Jones, University Studentship, (2nd Supervisor) "Zinc sequestration via passive remediation in hyperalkaline settings".

Tim Horsfield, University Studentship, (1st Supervisor) "A speleothem record of extreme winters in the northwest Balkans".

Paul Saunders University Studentship, (1st Supervisor) "Biogeochemistry of freshwater carbonates".

Angela Kelham, EPSRC CASE funding (BG Group, Ichron ltd.) (1st Supervisor) "Postmortem Transport of Benthic Foraminifera"