I am fascinated by the processes that shape Earth's surface, both in terms of the tectonic processes that uplift rocks to the erosional processes that remove these rocks. The combination of these processes form the iconic landscapes that I love to work on and explore. Much of my research involves numerical models that help interpret a diverse set of observations and measurements obtained using different methods. Therefore, I combine field observations, thermochronometric and cosmogenic nuclide dating techniques, and novel numerical methods to interpret geomorphic data and study surface processes at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

 I have worked on a range of long-standing geological problems from geodynamics of the European Alps to the incision history of the Grand Canyon. Addressing these problems has led me to develop new methods and work at a range of spatial scales, from studying entire orogenic belts to the diffusion of noble gases within different zones across single crystals.

 For more information on my research please see my Research page, or my Publications page.


Matthew Fox
Department of Earth Sciences
University College London
Kathleen Lonsdale Building, 101
Gower Street London
 Email: m.fox@ucl.ac.uk

Affiliated Websites

My UCL page
The London Geochronology Centre
The Berkeley Geochronology Center
The Surface Process Geochemistry Group at Berkeley
The Earth Surface Dynamics Group at ETHZ