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Dr Mark Hounslow

Honorary Researcher

Mark Hounslow

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 510238

PhD supervision

Self funding projects related to any topic in magnetics-based geochronology at archaeological to geological timescales- with a focus on the arctic, eastern Europe or North Africa. Sediment tracing problems in modern or ancient sedimentary systems. Please make contact, if you are interested in studying these exciting areas in the geosciences.

Research Interests

My main interest is in magnetic geochronology at a variety of times scales- from archaeological to geological. Current interests are in the Antropocene, Pliocene/Miocene, Triassic, Carboniferous, Devonian and Silurian. Areas of research interest are the arctic, Europe, North Africa, Canada and China. I have also focused on sediment tracing from source to sink studies both in the marine and terrestrial aquatic environments, interpreting magnetic proxies for understanding environmental change in sediment and soil records, and sediment micro and macrofabric for environmental interpretation. I am a member of the Geosciences Research Group.

I am the chair of the Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy (of the International Commission on Stratigraphy) until 2021 and am also involved in collaborative international efforts of the boundary task forces for the Triassic, Jurassic and Carboniferous Subcommissions.  I am a member of the Geological Society of London Stratigraphy Commission, which informs government and the activities of the British Geological survey.

Research output can be examined at:

ResearcherID: www.researcherid.com/rid/E-7873-2014

Google: scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=RYrsCh4AAAAJ&hl=en




I have taught of wide variety of 1st to 3rd year modules ranging from environmental magnetics, physical geography, Geological field skills and mapping, Geological Hazards, geophysics, solid-earth geology to sedimentology.

  • Published


    Hounslow, M. W., 1/01/2021, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences: Encyclopaedia of geology. Elsevier Science, p. 96-106 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Forthcoming

    A geomagnetic polarity timescale for the Carboniferous

    Hounslow, M. W., 5/11/2020, (Accepted/In press) The Carboniferous timescale. Lucas, S., Schneider, J. W., Nikolaeva, S. & Wang, X. (eds.). London: Geological Society of London Special Publication

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Published

    Episodic zircon age distributions mimic fluctuations in subduction

    Domeier, M., Magni, V., Hounslow, M. W. & Torsvik, T., 30/11/2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 9 p., 17471.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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