Dr Martyn Stoker

Dr Martyn Stoker


Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 374

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  •  1980 : Geologist, British Geological Survey
  •  1977 –1980 : PhD University of Liverpool
  •  1974 –1977 : BSc, University of Leicester, Geology

Professional association

  •  1991 : Chartered Geologist
  •  1986 : Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  •  1980 : Member of Edinburgh Geological Society

Research interests

  • Deep-water sedimentation
  • Glacially-influenced sedimentation on continental margins
  • Glacial–deglacial history of Scotland's fjords
  • Mesozoic–Cenozoic tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Arctic–NE Atlantic region
  • Tectonic, sedimentary and oceanographic development of passive continental margins

Current projects and collaboration

  • Lithostratigraphic framework for the Quaternary deposits on the UK continental shelf
  • Glacial landsystems on the UK continental margin (MAREMAP project)
  • Compressional deformation and uplift of Australia's passive southern margin (with University of Adelaide)
  • Post-Caledonian tectonostratigraphy of the North Atlantic region(NAGTEC project)
  • Late Jurassic to Cenozoic tectonostratigraphy of the Faroe-Shetland region: (Faroe-Shetland Basin consortium)

Published outputs

Key papers

Stoker, M S, Kimbell, G S, McInroy, D B and Morton, A C. 2012. Eocene post-rift tectonostratigraphy of the Rockall Plateau, Atlantic margin of NW Britain: Linking early spreading tectonics and passive margin response. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 30, 98–125.

Holford, S P, Hillis, R R, Duddy, I R, Green, P F, Stoker, M S, Tuitt, A K, Backé, G, Tassone, D R and MacDonald, J D. 2011. Cenozoic post-breakup compressional deformation and exhumation of the southern Australian margin. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal, 51, 613–638.

Stoker, M S, Wilson, C R, Howe, J A, Bradwell, T. & Long, D. 2011. Paraglacial slope instability in Scottish fjords: examples from Little Loch Broom, NW Scotland. In: Howe, J A, Austin, W E N, Forwick, M, and Paetzel, M. (eds), Fjord Systems and Archives, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 244, 225–242.

Holford, S P, Green, P F, Hillis, R R, Underhill, J, Stoker, M S and Duddy, I.R. 2010. Multiple post-Caledonian exhumation episodes across northwest Scotland revealed by apatite fission-track analysis. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, 675–694.

Stoker, M S, Holford, S P, Hillis, R R, Green, P F and Duddy, I R. 2010. Cenozoic post-rift sedimentation off northwest Britain: recording the detritus of episodic uplift on a passive continental margin. Geology, 38, 595-598

Hubbard, A, Bradwell, T, Golledge, N, Hall, A, Patton, H, Sugden, D, Cooper, R and Stoker, M S. 2009. Dynamic cycles, ice streams, and their impact on the extent, chronology and deglaciation of the British–Irish ice sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 758–776.

Stoker, M S, Bradwell, T, Howe, J A, Wilkinson, I P and McIntyre, K. 2009. Lateglacial ice-cap dynamics in NW Scotland: evidence from the fjords of the Summer Isles region. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 3161-3184.

Bradwell, T, Fabel, D, Stoker, M S, Mathers, H, McHargue, L and Howe, J A. 2008. Ice caps existed throughout the Lateglacial Interstadial in northern Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 23, 401–407.

Bradwell, T, Stoker, M S, Golledge, N R, Wilson, C, Merritt, J, Long, D, Everest, J, Hestvok, O B, Stevenson, A G, Hubbard, A, Finlayson, A and Mathers, H. 2008. The northern sector of the last British Ice Sheet: Maximum extent and demise. Earth Science Reviews, 88, 207–226.

Hillis, R R, Holford, S P, Green, P F, Doré, A G, Gatliff, R W, Stoker, M S, Thomson, K, Turner, J P, Underhill, J R and Williams, GR. 2008. Cenozoic exhumation of the southern British Isles. Geology, 36, 371–374.

Van Weering, T C E, Stoker, M S and Rebesco, M. 2008. High-Latitude Contourites. In: Contourites. Develoments in Sedimentology, Volume 60, Rebesco, M. & Camerlenghi, A. (editors), (Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V.), 457–489.

Stoker, M S and Bradwell, T. 2005. The Minch palaeo-ice stream, NW sector of the British-Irish ice sheet. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 163, 85-96.

Stoker, M S, Praeg, D, Shannon, P M, Hjelstuen, B O, Laberg, J S, Nielsen, T, Van Weering, T C E, Sejrup, H P and Evans, D. 2005. Neogene evolution of the Atlantic continental margin of NW Europe (Lofoten Islands to SW Ireland): anything but passive. In:  Petroleum Geology: North West Europe and Global Perspectives: Proceedings of the 6th Conference. Dore, A.G. and Vining, B. (editors). (London: Geological Society), 1057-1076.