Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES)
Professor Andrew Gale
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
I am a Professor in Geology.
I teach the following units:
- Level 1: Geological Toolbox (BGS140)
- Level 2: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (BGS268)
- Level 2: Palaeontology (BGS279)
- 2006 - Present: Reader in Geology, University of Portsmouth
- 1996 - 2006: Professor of Geology, University of Greenwich
- 1990 - 1996: Senior Lecturer in Geology, Imperial College
- 1985 - 1990: Principal Lecturer in Geology, City of London Polytechnic
- Chairman of Stratigraphy Commission, Geological Society of London
- Voting Member, International Subcommission on Cretaceous Stratigraphy
- Chairman, Working Group on Chalk Lithostratigraphy, Subcommission on Cretaceous Stratigraphy
- Editor, Stratigraphy
I have diverse research interests including the reconstruction of sea level changes in the stratigraphic record, the use of orbital cycles to develop timescales, Cretaceous stratigraphy and palaeoenvironments, and the phylogeny of the Asteroidea (starfishes).
Publications Before 2006
- Gale, A.S.,Huggett, J.M., Palike, H., N.J.,Laurie, E., Hailwood, E.A.& Hardenbol, J. 2006. Correlation of Eocene-Oligocene marine and continental records: orbital cyclicity, magneto- and sequence stratigraphy of the Solent Group, Isle of Wight, UK. Journal of the Geological Society of London,163, 401-415
- Gale, A.S. 2006 The Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary on the Brazos River, Texas: evidence for impact-generated sedimentation? J.M. Hancock Memorial Volume, Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association,117, 173-185.
- Jarvis, I, Gale, A.S., Jenkyns, H.C. & Pearce, M.A. 2006. Secular variation in Late Cretaceous carbon isotopes: a new d13C reference curve for the Cenomanian-Campanian, 99.6-70.6 myr. Geological Magazine 143, 561-608.
- McDonald, I., Irvine, G., Gale A.S. & Reimold, W.E. 2006. Geochemical search for impact signatures in possible impact-generated units associated with the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary in southern England and northern France. In:Cockell, C., Koeberl, C & Gilmour, I. (eds), Biological processes associated with impact events. Pp. 257-286. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York.
- Huggett, J.M., McCarty, D., Calvert, C.C., Gale, A.S. & Kirk, C. 2006. Serpentinite-Nontronite-Vermiculite mixed layer clay from the Weches Formation, Claibourne Group, Middle Eocene, northeast Texas. Clays and Clay Minerals, 54, 103-118.
- Smith, A.B., Gale, A.S. & Monks, N.E.A.M 2006. Echinoid distribution and sequence stratigraphy in the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern England. J.M. Hancock Memorial Volume, Proceedings of the Geologists Association,117, 207-217.
- Wray, D.S. & Gale, A.S. 2006. The palaeonvironment of Cretaceous Chalks. J.M. Hancock Memorial Volume, Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association,117, 145-162.
- Kennedy, W.J. & Gale, A.S. 2006. The Cenomanian Stage. J.M. Hancock Memorial Volume, Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association,117, 187-205.
- Gale, A.S. 2005. Chrispaulia, a new genus of mudstar from the Cretaceous of England. Geological Journal, 40, 383-397.
- Gale, A.S. 2005. The geology of Poole Harbour. In Humphries, J. & May, V. (eds); The Ecology of Poole Harbour. Pp 9-23. Proceedings in Marine Science 7,Elsevier.