Mike Sandiford

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An important challenge in geomorphology is the reconciliation of the high fluvial incision rates observed in tectonically active mountain ranges with the long-term preservation of significant mountain-range relief in ancient, tectonically inactive orogenic belts. River bedrock erosion and sediment transport are widely recognized to be the principal controls(More)
Habitat fragmentation is extensive throughout the world, converting natural ecosystems into fragments of varying size, density and connectivity. The potential value of remnant trees in agricultural landscapes as seed sources and in connecting fragments has formed a fertile area of debate. This study contrasted the mating patterns of bat-pollinated Pachira(More)
Subduction modifies the cycling of Earth’s volatile elements. Fluid-rich sediments and hydrated oceanic lithosphere enter the convecting mantle at subduction zones. Some of the sediments and volatile components are released from the subducting slab, promote mantle melting and are returned to the surface by volcanism. The remainder continue into the deeper(More)
8 The southern Australian continental margin has been undergoing mild active 9 deformation over the past ~10 Myr, manifested today by unusually high levels of 10 seismicity for a relatively stable intraplate region. However, this deformation is 11 markedly partitioned, with zones of abundant neotectonic structures, enhanced relief 12 and high seismicity(More)
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