Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Elizabeth Balmer

Research interests:

Geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, biostratigraphy, micropaleontology and paleo-climatology.

Career history:

09/2012 – 06/2017: Master of Earth Science with Honours Geology, The University of Edinburgh (First Class Honours).
09/2018 – present: PhD in Geology – The University of Edinburgh.

Active research projects:

‘Sedimentary development of the Latest Cretaceous – Neogene of West Cyprus’.

My research is looking at the sedimentary, structural and environmental changes in the land form evolution of western Cyprus from the Late Cretaceous to the Neogene through a multidisciplinary study of sedimentology, dating techniques and structural analysis.

Recent publications:

Balmer, E.M., Robertson, A.H., Raffi, I. and Kroon, D., 2018. Pliocene–Pleistocene sedimentary development of the syntectonic Polis graben, NW Cyprus: evidence from facies analysis, nannofossil biochronology and strontium isotope dating. Geological Magazine, 156 (5), 889-971. doi:10.1017/S0016756818000286.

Cannings, T., Balmer, E. M., Coletti, G., Ickert, R. B., Kroon, D., Raffi, I., & Robertson, A.H.F. 2020. New microfossil and strontium isotope chronology used to identify the controls of Miocene reefs and related facies in NW Cyprus’. Journal of the Geological Society. In press.

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