Dr Jonathan Lee

Dr Jonathan Lee

Quaternary Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3517

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Summary

Jon joined BGS shortly after completing his PhD in 2003 and is a specialist in Quaternary Geology with an expertise in UK Quaternary stratigraphy, glacial processes and glacitectonics. He also possesses extensive field experience working in the UK (including East Anglia, the Midlands, East Yorkshire, Devon and Anglesey) and internationally (including Norway, Germany, UAE and Korea) on geology within lowland glacigenic terrains, sedimentary basins, modern desert environments, coastal sabkha and anthropogenic systems.

Biography

  •  2007 – ongoing : BGS District Geologist for Northern and Southern East Anglia
  •  2005 –2013 : Honorary Research Associate, Royal Holloway University of London
  •  2003 – ongoing : Quaternary Geologist, British Geological Survey
  •  2000 –2003 : PhD, Royal Holloway University of London, Quaternary Geology
  •  1998 –1999 : MSc, Royal Holloway University of London, Quaternary Science
  •  1997 –1998 : IHS Energy, Petroleum Geologist
  •  1994 –1997 : BSc Hons, Kingston University, Geology and Phys Geography

Boards and committees

  •  2014 – ongoing : Editor (Quaternary): Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
  •  2014 – ongoing : Publications Secretary: Quaternary Research Association
  •  2012 –2014 : Book Review Editor: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
  •  2007 –2010 : Executive Committee Member: Quaternary Research Association
  •  2002 –2007 : Committee Member: Geological Society of Norfolk

Skills

  • Clastic sedimentology: glacigenic, fluvial, marine and aeolian deposits
  • Heavy mineralogy
  • Mapping of lowland or highland Quaternary terrains and sedimentary bedrock terrains
  • Quaternary Science

Current projects and collaboration

  • Korean Institute of Geosciences and Minerals (Task Leader): Quaternary and Urban Geology research collaboration
  • Quaternary Landscapes (Task Leader): 3D modelling and properties of glaciated terrains. Collaboration with University of Sheffield and Royal Holloway University of London.
  • Quaternary Heterogeneities - National Scale thematic data sets (Task Leader)
  • Quaternary National Geological Model (Task Leader)
  • BGS Learning & Development: technical training courses in Glacitectonics, Quaternary and Anthropogenic Geology
  • Geology & Landscape Wales: the Quaternary history of Anglesey

Professional association

  •  2001 – ongoing : Member of the Geological Society of Norfolk
  •  1998 – ongoing : Member of the Quaternary Research Association

Research interests

  • Quaternary history of the UK especially Eastern England, the North Sea and Irish Sea basins
  • Glacial geology and geomorphology including glacitectonics
  • Onshore-offshore Quaternary stratigraphic correlations
  • Geological evolution of Arabia

Awards

  •  2004 : The Lewis Penny Medal from the Quaternary Research Association

Certificates

  •  2002 : Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching

Published outputs

Key papers

Busfield, M.E., Lee, J.R., Riding, J.B., Zalasiewicz, J., Lee, S.V. 2015. Pleistocene till provenance in East Yorkshire: reconstructing ice flow of the British North Sea Lobe. Proceeding of the Geologist’s Association, 126, 86-99.

Lee, J.R., Wakefield, O.J., Phillips, E., Hughes, L. 2015. Sedimentology and structural evolution of a relict subglacial to subaerial drainage systems and its hydrogeological implications: an example from Anglesey, north Wales, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews, 109, 88-110.

Bateman, M.D., Hitchens, S., Murton, J.B., Lee, J.R., Gibbard, P.L. 2014. The evolution of periglacial patterned ground in East Anglia, UK. Journal of Quaternary Science, 29, 301-317.

Larkin, N.R., Coope, G.R., Lee, J.R., Silva, B.N. 2014. Early Middle Pleistocene sediments at Sidestrand, northeast Norfolk, yield the most extensive preglacial cold stage beetle assemblage from Britain. Quaternary International, 341, 46-58.

Lee, J.R., Phillips, E. 2013. Glacitectonics – a key approach to examining ice dynamics, substrate rheology and ice-bed coupling. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 124, 731-737.

Lee, J.R., Phillips, E., Booth, S.J., Rose, J., Evans, H.M., Pawley, S.J., Warren, M., Lawley, R.S. 2013. A polyphase glacitectonic model for ice-marginal retreat and terminal moraine development: the Middle Pleistocene British Ice Sheet, northern Norfolk, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 124, 753-777.

Phillips, E., Lee, J.R. 2013. Development of a subglacial drainage system and its effect on glacitectonism within the polydeformed Middle Pleistocene (Anglian) glacigenic sequence of north Norfolk, eastern England. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 124, 855-875.

Phillips, E., Lee, J.R., Riding, J.B., Kendall, R., Hughes, L. 2013. Periglacial disruption and subsequent glacitectonic deformation of bedrock: an example from Anglesey, North Wales, UK. Proceedings of the Geologist’s Association, 124, 802-817.

Vaughan-Hirsch, D.P., Phillips, E., Lee, J.R., Hart, J.K. 2013. Micromorphological analysis of polyphase deformation associated with the transport and emplacement of glacitectonic rafts at West Runton, north Norfolk, UK. Boreas, 42, 376-394.

Böse, M., Lüthgens, C., Lee, J.R., Rose, J. 2012. Quaternary glaciations of northern Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 44, 1-25.

Farrant, A.R., Ellison, R.A., Thomas, R.J., Pharoah, T.C., Newell, A.J., Goodenough, K.M., Lee, J.R., Knox, R.O’B. 2012. The Geology and Geophysics of the United Arab Emirates. Volume 6: Geology of the western and central United Arab Emirates. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 364pp.

Lee, J.R., Busschers, F.S., Sejrup, H.P. 2012. Pre-Weichselian Quaternary glaciations of the British Isles, The Netherlands, Norway and adjacent marine areas south of 68°N: implications for long-term ice sheet development in northern Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 44, 213-228. 

Thierens, M., Pirlet, J., Colin, C., Latruwe, K., Vanhaecke, F., Lee, J.R., Stuut, J.-B., Titschack, J., Huvenne, V.A.I., Dorschel, B., Wheeler, A.J., Henriet, J.-P. 2012. Ice-rafting from the British-Irish ice sheet since the earliest Pleistocene (2.6 million years ago): implications for long-term mid-latitudinal ice-sheet growth in the North Atlantic region. Quaternary Science Review, 44, 229-240.

Larkin, N.R., Lee, J.R., Connell, E.R. 2011. Possible ice-rafted erratics in late Early to early Middle Pleistocene shallow marine and coastal deposits in northeast Norfolk, UK. Proceedings of the Geologist’s Association, 122, 445-454.

Phillips, E., Lee, J.R., Evans, H.M. (eds.). 2011. Glacitectonics – Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, Pontypool. 263pp.

Scheib, A.J., Lee, J.R., Breward, N., Riding, J.B. 2011. Reconstructing flow paths of the Middle Pleistocene British Ice Sheet in central-eastern England: the application of regional scale geochemical data. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 122, 432-444.

Waller, R.I., Phillips, E., Murton, J.B., Lee, J.R., Whiteman, C.A. 2011. Glacier-permafrost interactions and the generation of sand intraclasts within stratified till sequences: an example from north Norfolk, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 3481-3500.

Candy, I., Rose, J., Coope, G.R., Lee, J.R., Parfitt, S.A., Preece, R.C., Schreve, D.C. 2010. Pronounced warmth during early Middle Pleistocene interglacials: investigating the Mid-Bruhnes Event in the British terrestrial sequence. Earth Science Reviews, 103, 183-196.

Burke, H.F., Phillips, E., Lee, J.R., Wilkinson, I.P. 2009. An imbricate thrust-stacked model for the formation of glaciotectonic rafts: an example from the Middle Pleistocene of north Norfolk, UK. Boreas, 38, 620-637.

Lee, J.R. 2009. Patterns of preglacial sedimentation and glaciotectonic deformation within early Middle Pleistocene sediments at Sidestrand, north Norfolk, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 120, 34-48.

Candy, I., Lee, J.R., Harrison, A.M. (eds.). 2008. Northern East Anglia – Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London. 264p.

Lee, J.R., Phillips, E. 2008. Progressive soft sediment deformation within a subglacial shear zone – a hybrid mosaic-pervasive deformation model for Middle Pleistocene glaciotectonised sediments from Eastern England. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 1350-1362.

Lee, J.R., Phillips, E. 2008. Progressive soft sediment deformation within a subglacial shear zone — a hybrid mosaic-pervasive deformation model for Middle Pleistocene glaciotectonised sediments from Eastern England. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 1350-1362.

Lee, J.R., Rose, J., Candy, I., Barendregt, R. 2006. Sea-level changes, river activity, soil development and glaciation around the western margins of the southern North Sea Basin during the Early and early Middle Pleistocene: evidence from Pakefield, Suffolk, UK. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21, 155-179.

Parfitt, S.A., Barendregt, R.W., Breda, M., Candy, I., Collins, M.J., Coope, G.R., Durbidge, P., Field, M.H., Lee, J.R., Lister, A.M., Mutch, R., Penkman, K.E.H., Preece, R.C., Rose, J., Stringer, C.B., Symmons, R., Whittaker, J.E.P., Wymer, J.J., Stuart, A.J. 2005. The earliest humans in Northern Europe: artefacts from the Cromer Forest-bed Formation at Pakefield, Suffolk, UK. Nature, 438/15, 1008-1012.