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Ansa Nke

Thesis title: Impact of the Great Oxidation Event on South African marine basins

Supervisors: Dr Rosalie Tostevin and Associate Professor Harilaos Tsikos

Contact details:

Room 302, Geological Sciences Building

Email: nkxans001@myuct.ac.za / ansahmbomyong@gmail.com

Research interests:

Precambrian Geochemistry, Geochemical Proxies, Great Oxidation Event, Banded Iron Formations.

 

 

 

 


Jessica Von Der Meden

Thesis Title: U-Th dating tufas at Ga-Mohana Hill, Northern Cape, South Africa: a new late Pleistocene palaeoenvironment record relevant for human occupation

Supervisors:Dr Robyn Pickering (Geology), Dr Jayne Wilkins (Archaeology) and Dr Rosalie Tostevin (Geology)

Contact Details:

Room 302, Geological Sciences, vdrjes001@myuct.ac.za

Research Interests: Quaternary Geology, Palaeoclimate, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, U-series dating

 

 

 

 


Howard Head

Thesis title: Climate change in the Early Jurassic: cyclicity and fluvial-aeolian interactions in the ancient desert system of southern Africa (Clarens Formation, Karoo Sgr.)

Superisor:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

Contact details:

Room 507 - 2, Geological Sciences Building

Email: hdxhow001@myuct.ac.za / hvhead@gmail.com

Research interests: Aeolian Sedimentology and Fluvial Sedimentology

 

 


Martin Giger

  Thesis Title: Trace element based thermobarometry for peridotite xenoliths from the Kaapvaal craton

  Supervisor:  Associate Professor Phil Janney

  Contact details

  Room 309, Geological Sciences Building

  Email: martinbgiger@gmail.com

   Research interests: geochemical evolution of the mantle, geochemistry and ore geology 


Marvel Makhubele

  Thesis Title:  Sequence stratigraphy of the post-Jurassic in the Algoa and Gamtoos Basins: Implication for hydrocarbon potential in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

  Supervisor/s:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

  Contact details:
  Room 503, Geological Science
 
Email:  mkhmar015@myuct.ac.za

  Research Interests:  Exploration geophysics, play-based exploration, seismic interpretation, seismic attributes, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis

 


Sichumilesanda Spelman

Thesis Title:  The Geological Library of the Main Karoo Basin: A Preliminary 3-D geo-model

Supervisor/s:  Associate Professor Emese Bordy

Contact details:
Room 503, Geological Science
Ph:  +27 71 491 8520
Email:  sanda.spelman@gmail.com

Interests:  Sedimentary basins (Karoo Basin), 3D modeling, GIS and remote sensing

Organizations:  Geological Society of Southern Africa, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers