Sedimentary Environments and Analogues Research Group

We are a diverse and inclusive research group based at the University of Waikato on New Zealand’s North Island. Our work is focused on understanding the physical, chemical, and biological controls that determine the characteristics and distribution of sedimentary strata.

We study modern and ancient siliciclastic depositional environments to unravel the complexities of Earth’s surface processes and deposits through geological time.

The research links in with and informs undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in sedimentology, stratigraphy, ichnology, and marine geology.


The SEA Research Group are affiliated with the Paleoclimate Records in Shallow Marine Strata (PRISMS) group, an international collaboration comprising researchers from Canada, Taiwan, Germany, and New Zealand.

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