625 million people worldwide live in low elevation coastal zones (LECZ). By 2060, the LECZ population is likely to approach 1.4 billion people. These low-lying coastal regions, many of...
Sea Level Research - Benjamin Horton
The sea level research lab investigates sea-level and environmental change. We aim to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Our research primarily focuses on sea-level changes caused by climate variability and tectonics (e.g., earthquakes and tsunamis) throughout the globe and from a variety of environments ranging from salt-marshes and mangroves to coral microatolls.
The understanding of Holocene relative sea-level (RSL) change in Southeast Asia is fragmentary. We will use geological proxies to reconstruct RSL at ±<0.2m vertical and decadal-to-centennial temporal resolution in Indonesia and Malaysia.