Sedimentary Environments and Analogues (SEA) Research Group

The Sedimentary Environments and Analogues Research Group is based at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Our work is focused on understanding the physical, chemical, and biological controls on the characteristics and distribution of sedimentary facies. We are particularly interested in studying modern siliciclastic depositional environments to use them as analogues for understanding Earth’s surface processes and deposits from the geological past. Our research aims to bridge the gap between scientific curiosity and real-world application. We have a strong foundation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in sedimentology, ichnology, and stratigraphy. The research group aims to be diverse and inclusive.

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