Dr Graham Leslie

Dr Graham LesliePrecambrian and Caledonian Mountain Processes/Senior Mapping Geologist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 650 0266

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Biography

  • 2007–current: Team Leader, Precambrian and Caledonian Mountain Processes
  • 2006–2007: Project leader of Grampian Highlands Geology and Landscape Project
  • 2001–present Geologist, British Geological Survey
  • 1985–2000: Academic Geologist, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • 1981:1984: P.doc, University of Aberdeen
  • 1981: PhD, University of Aberdeen
  • 1977: BSc (I),University of Aberdeen, Geology

Research interests

  • Neoproterozoic evolution of the North Atlantic Region, Rodinia Breakup
  • Structural geology of the Scottish Caledonides
  • Caledonian Geology of East Greenland
  • Communicating science to the public

Skills

  • Geological Mapping in complex structural terrains
  • Structural geology and 3D visualisation and modelling of same
  • Arc GIS and digital mapping capability
  • Science communication
  • French speaker

Current projects and collaboration

  • Project Leader, Grampian Highlands Geology and Landscape
  • Field mapping and associated research, NW and Grampian Highlands of Scotland
  • GSI3D bedrock modelling — building a UK model at 1:500k
  • Lateral Variation in Thrust geometry, Ph.D. student, Keele University, (co-supervised by Graham Williams and Stuart Clarke).
  • Convenor of Rifted Margins sessions, EGU2009, 2010

Professional association

  • 2001 to present, member of Edinburgh Geological Society. Currently Vice–president

Published outputs

Key Papers

LESLIE, A.G. AND HIGGINS, A. K., 2008, Foreland–propagating Caledonian thrust systems in East Greenland. in: Higgins, A.K., Gilotti, J.A. and Smith, M. P., eds., The Greenland Caledonides: Evolution of the Northeast Margin of Laurentia:  Geological Society of America Special Memoir 202, p. 169–199.

LESLIE, A. G., SMITH, M., and Soper, N. J., 2008. Laurentian margin evolution and the Caledonian Orogeny – a template for Scotland and East Greenland. in: Higgins, A.K., Gilotti, J.A. and Smith, M. P., eds., The Greenland Caledonides: Evolution of the Northeast Margin of Laurentia:  Geological Society of America Special Memoir 202, p. 307–343.

TANNER, P.W.G., LESLIE, A.G. & GILLESPIE, M.R. 2006. Structural setting and petrogenesis of the Ben Vuirich Granite Pluton of the Grampian Highlands: a pre–orogenic, rift–related intrusion. Scottish Journal of Geology, 42, p. 113–136.

KRABBENDAM, M. & LESLIE, A.G. 2004. Lateral ramps and thrust terminations: an example from the Moine Thrust Zone of Scotland, NW Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 161, 1–4.

HIGGINS, A.K. & LESLIE, A.G. 2000. Restoring thrusting in the East Greenland Caledonides. Geology, 28, 1019–1022.