Mike Sandiford is a geologist fascinated by the remarkable planet we inhabit. He works on landscapes, mountains and earth energetics, and is increasingly interested in the relationship between people and the planet.
His research has taken him to many farfetched parts of the planet including Antarctica, remote Australia, Timor, Tibet, the Kunlun and the Himalaya. His privilege is to meet and work amongst peoples in communities that have lived for millennia in some of the most dynamic and remote parts of our planet.
Mike's geological research on the origin and evolution of the continents has been published in over 150 research papers and was recognised with the award of the Mawson Medal for 'outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia'. He is a regular contributor to popular press on geological issues and, especially, the role of humans as geological agents.
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Optimisation Of Earthquake Monitoring For Ccs Applications On Local And Microearthquake Sc..
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Investigating The Structure And Evolution Of The Continental Crust: A Virtual Facility For Thermochronology, Noble Gas Geochemistry And Geochronology
Australian research groups have been responsible for a number of leading technical developments in geological dating. This project will cont..
Internal Research Grant
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Rupture Characteristics and Bedrock Structural Control of the 2016 M-w 6.0 Intraplate Earthquake in the Petermann Ranges, Australia
Januka Attanayake, Tamarah R King, Mark C Quigley, Gary Gibson, Dan Clark, Abraham Jones, Sarah L Brennand, Mike Sandiford
Journal article | 2020 | Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Multi-stage exhumation history of the West Kunlun orogen and the amalgamation of the Tibetan Plateau (vol 528, 115833, 2019)
Guangwei Li, Mike Sandiford, Aimin Fang, Barry Kohn, Dan Sandiford, Bihong Fu, Tongliang Zhang, Yuanyuan Cao, Fei Chen
Journal article | 2020 | Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Current strain accumulation in the hinterland of the northwest Himalaya constrained by landscape analyses, basin-wide denudation rates, and low temperature thermochronology
Kristin D Morell, Mike Sandiford, Barry Kohn, Alexandru Codilean, Reka-H Fulop, Talat Ahmad
Journal article | 2017 | Tectonophysics
The upper mantle geoid: Implications for continental structure and the intraplate stress field
David Coblentz, Jolante van Wijk, Randall M Richardson, Mike Sandiford
Book Chapter | 2015 | Special Papers
Mean σ1 (maximum compressive stress) for three cases of the ridge push force formulation: (1) ridge crest boundary force of 2.5 ×..
Provenance of the Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary Sedimentary Relicts in the Renbu Mélange Zone, within the Indus-Yarlung Suture Zone
G Li, M Sandiford, S Boger, undefined Liu, L Wei
Journal article | 2015 | The Journal of Geology
The Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary sediments in the Indus-Yarlung suture zone provide critical records on the history of accre..
Cenozoic deformation in the Otway Basin, southern Australian margin: implications for the origin and nature of post-breakup compression at rifted margins
Simon P Holford, Adrian K Tuitt, Richard R Hillis, Paul F Green, Martyn S Stoker, Ian R Duddy, Mike Sandiford, David R Tassone
Journal article | 2014 | Basin Research
Climatic variability in Central Indian Himalaya during the last similar to 1800 years: Evidence from a high resolution speleothem record
Jaishri Sanwal, Bahadur Singh Kotlia, Chittenipattu Rajendran, Syed Masood Ahmad, Kusala Rajendran, Mike Sandiford
Journal article | 2013 | Quaternary International
Retrospective modeling of the merit-order effect on wholesale electricity prices from distributed photovoltaic generation in the Australian National Electricity Market
Dylan McConnell, Patrick Hearps, Dominic Eales, Mike Sandiford, Rebecca Dunn, Matthew Wright, Lachlan Bateman
Journal article | 2013 | Energy Policy
Style and timing of late Quaternary faulting on the Lake Edgar fault, southwest Tasmania, Australia: Implications for hazard assessment in intracatonic areas
D Clark, M Cupper, M SANDIFORD, K Keirnan
Book Chapter | 2011
criteria. for. evaluating. seismicity. revisited: Forty. years. of. paleoseismic. investigations. and. the. natural. record. of. ..
Origins of large-volume, compositionally zoned volcanic eruptions: New constraints from U-series isotopes and numerical thermal modeling for the 1912 Katmai-Novarupta eruption
Simon Turner, Mike Sandiford, Mark Reagan, Chris Hawkesworth, Wes Hildreth
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Geophysical Research
Distribution of Palaeozoic reworking in the Western Arunta Region and northwestern Amadeus Basin from Ar-40/Ar-39 thermochronology: implications for the evolution of intracratonic basins
Sandra McLaren, Mike Sandiford, W James Dunlap, Ian Scrimgeour, Dorothy Close, Christine Edgoose
Journal article | 2009 | BASIN RESEARCH
A cordierite-staurolite-muscovite association, east of Springton, Mt Lofty Ranges; implications for the metamorphic evolution of the Kanmantoo Group
M Sandiford, RL Oliver, KJ Mills, RV Allen
Journal article | 1990 | The evolution of a late Precambrian-early Palaeozoic rift complex: the Adelaide geosyncline
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
Chair Of Geology
Co-editor in Chief Tectonophysics
Bachelor of Science
University of Melbourne
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne