Personal profile


I am a geologist by training. I am currently researching the physical fluid dynamics of sediments suspension, interplanetary sedimentology (Mars, Venus, Titan), tectonics and sedimentation on Earth, specifically of the Gulf of Corinth and the Rio Grande rift and, finally, the interactions between what I call 'Cybertectonic Earth' and the state of Gaia.

Additional Contacts

Fax: +44 (0)1603 591327

Key Research Interests

Physical sedimentology and its many interactions with planetary systems.

Significant Publications

  • Leeder, M.R., Mack, G.H., Brasier, A.T., Parrish, R.R., McIntosh, W.C., Andrews, J.E.,Duermeijer, C.E. (2008) Late-Pliocene timing of Corinth (Greece) rift-margin faultmigration. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 274, 132-141.
  • Mack, G.H., Leeder, M.R., Carothers-Durr, M. (2008) Modern flood deposition, erosion, and fan-channel avulsion on the semiarid Red Canyon and Palomas Canyon alluvial fans in the Southern Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 78, 432-442.  
  • Leeder, M.R. (2007) Cybertectonic Earth and Gaia's weak hand: sedimentary geology, sediment cycling and the Earth system. Journal of the Geological Society of London 164(2), 277-296. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2005.00720.x
  • Leeder, M.R. (2007). New criterion for sediment suspension and wind-speed proxy in planetary atmospheres. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L01201, DOI:1029/2006GL027051
  • Leeder, M.R., Gray, T.E. and Alexander, J. (2005). Sediment suspension dynamics and a new criterion for the maintenance of turbulent suspensions, Sedimentology, 52, 683-691. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2005.00720.x   

Publications: EPrints Digital Repository


Areas of Expertise

Oil And Gas; Sedimentation

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