Dr Erwan Le Ber

Erwan Le BerIODP Research Associate

Direct Contact:
: 0116 252 3327
E: elb51@le.ac.uk

Research group: Geophysics and Borehole Research

Research Interests

I am a research associate working with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). Over the next months I will be involved in the acquisition and interpretation of petrophysical data with the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD).

After a BSc in environmental engineering and an MSc in petroleum geology in France, I obtained a PhD at the Royal Holloway University of London. My doctoral research focused on Neoproterozoic strata from Namibia and Zambia, I have been looking at the macro and microfacies of microbial carbonates.

Four Recent Publications

  • Morgan, J. V., Gulick, S. P. S., and IODP Expedition 364 scientists (Le Ber, E.). 2016. The formation of peak rings in large impact craters. Science, 354, 878-882.
  • Le Ber, E., Le Heron, & Oxtoby, N. H. (2015). Influence of microbial framework on Cryogenian microbial facies, Rasthof Formation, Namibia. In: Bosence, D. W. J., Gibbons, K. A., Le Heron, D. P., Morgan, W. A., Pritchard, T. & Vining, B. A. (eds) Microbial Carbonates in Space and Time: Implications for Global Exploration and Production. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 418.
  • Le Ber, E., Le Heron, D.P., Winterleitner, G., Bosence, D.W.J., Vining, B.A., Kamona, F. (2013). Microbialite recovery in the aftermath of the Sturtian glaciation: Insights from the Rasthof Formation, Namibia. Sedimentary Geology, 294, 1-12.
  • Le Heron, D.P., Busfield, M.E., Le Ber, E., Kamona, A.F. (2013). Ironstones and diamictites in the Chuos Formation of northern Namibia: implications for Cryogenian glaciation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology., 369, 48-57.

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