Dr Amanda Owen

  • Senior Lecturer (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

telephone: 01413 305491
email: Amanda.Owen@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 505C, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Molema Building, University of Glasgow

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9313-0186

Biography

2007-2010 - BSc (Hons) Physcial Geogrpahy and Geology, University of Plymouth (First Class)

2010-2014 - PhD in Fluvial Sedimentology, Royal Holloway, University of London

2014-2017 - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Aberdeen

2017- 2022 - Lecturer in Earth Science, University of Glasgow

2022 - present - Seniour Lecturer in Sedimentology, University of Glasgow

Research interests

My research focuses on understanding processes that operate within alluvial systemsand how this influences the charactesistics, and subsequent predcticably, of alluvial deposits. My research spans both modern and ancient fluvial systems, to ensure a holistic understanding of procceses, that operate on short- (e.g. seconds) and long-term (e.g. geological) timescales, that influence fluvial system behaviour and characteristics. I have a particular reseearch focus on alluvial fluval systems that are found within sedimentary basins. I use methods in remote sensing, Artificial intelligance, field sedimentology and geomorphology, and computational modelling, to address questions that fall within this research area. 

Research on modern fluvial systems has focused on characterising the spatial variability on alluvial system characterisitcs across different climate and tectonic settings. My rock record research addresses questions relating to, and the quantification of, the heterogeneity and predictability of fluvial deposits over a variety of scales from the basin to pore scale. My research is primarily outcrop based, where I study analogues (both ancient and modern) to understand subsruface deposits that host resources and be potential future storage sites. Alongside my applied research I also look to understand how external controls (such as climate and tectonics) influence fluvial system behaviour and resultant deposits.

My work is conducted through collaborative links at the University of Aberdeen, University of New Mexico, University of St Andrews and Universidade Federal do ABC.

Awards

  • Roland Goldring Award, 2016. awarded by the British Sedimentological Research Group 2016 for 'recognising noteworthy published research in any field of sedimentology within 10 years of research career commencement'. 
  • Lyell Fund, 2018. Awarded by The geological Society for ‘Early career Geoscientists who have made excellent contributions to geoscience research and it’s application, in the UK, and internationally’.

Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2024

Prasojo, O. A., Van Yperen, A. E., Hoey, T. B., Owen, A. and Williams, R. (2024) Using delta channel width to estimate paleodischarge in the rock record: geometric scaling and practical sampling criteria. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 94(1), pp. 62-75. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2022.057)

2023

Snieder, S., Griffiths, C. M., Howell, J. A., Hartley, A. J. and Owen, A. (2023) Quantifying the sensitivity of distributive fluvial systems to changes in sediment supply and lake level using stratigraphic forward modelling. Sedimentology, 70(7), pp. 2196-2219. (doi: 10.1111/sed.13118)

Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J., Hoey, T. B., Ebinghaus, A., Jolley, D. W. and Weissmann, G. S. (2023) Analysis of the fluvial stratigraphic response to the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Bighorn Basin, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 93(5), pp. 293-308. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2021.134)

Campbell, P. and Owen, A. (2023) Steps Towards Positive Change in the Geosciences: Inspiring Girls into Geoscience Scotland. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2023.

Prasojo, O. A., Hoey, T. B. , Owen, A. and Williams, R. D. (2023) Down-delta hydraulic geometry and its application to the rock record. Sedimentology, 70(2), pp. 362-380. (doi: 10.1111/sed.13062)

2022

Hartley, A. J. and Owen, A. (2022) Paleohydraulic analysis of an ancient distributive fluvial system. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 92(5), pp. 445-459. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2021.062)

Prasojo, O. A., Hoey, T. B. , Owen, A. and Williams, R. D. (2022) Slope break and avulsion locations scale consistently in global deltas. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(2), e2021GL093656. (doi: 10.1029/2021GL093656)

2021

Snieder, S., Griffiths, C. M., Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J. and Howell, J. A. (2021) Stratigraphic forward modelling of distributive fluvial systems based on the Huesca System, Ebro Basin, Northern Spain. Basin Research, 33(6), pp. 3137-3158. (doi: 10.1111/bre.12597)

Sun, X., Alcalde, J., Gomez-Rivas, E., Owen, A. , Griera, A., Martín-Martín, J. D., Cruset, D. and Travé, A. (2021) Fluvial sedimentation and its reservoir potential at foreland basin margins: a case study of the Puig-reig anticline (South-eastern Pyrenees). Sedimentary Geology, 424, 105993. (doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2021.105993)

Martin, B., Owen, A. , Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J. and Williams, R. D. (2021) Quantifying downstream, vertical and lateral variation in fluvial deposits: implications from the Huesca Distributive Fluvial System. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 733. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.564017)

2020

Owen, A. , Clare, M. and Mauz, B. (2020) Editorial: Sedimentology and society. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 19. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00019)

2019

Corbett, P. W. M., Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J., Pla-Pueyo, S., Barreto, D., Hackney, C. and Kape, S. J. (2019) The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 488(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1144/sp488-2018-98)

Reis, A. D. d., Scherer, C. M. d. S., Amarante, F. B. d., Rossetti, M. d. M. M., Kifumbi, C., de Souza, E. G., Ferronatto, J. P. F. and Owen, A. (2019) Sedimentology of the proximal portion of a large-scale, Upper Jurassic fluvial-aeolian system in Paraná Basin, southwestern Gondwana. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 95, 102248. (doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2019.102248)

Santos, M. G. M., Hartley, A. J., Mountney, N. P., Peakall, J., Owen, A. , Merino, E. R. and Assine, M. L. (2019) Meandering rivers in modern desert basins: implications for channel planform controls and prevegetation rivers. Sedimentary Geology, 385, pp. 1-14. (doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2019.03.011)

Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J., Ebinghaus, A., Weissmann, G. S. and Santos, M. G.M. (2019) Basin‐scale predictive models of alluvial architecture: Constraints from the Palaeocene–Eocene, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA. Sedimentology, 66(2), pp. 736-763. (doi: 10.1111/sed.12515)

2018

Hodgson, D. M., Bernhardt, A., Clare, M. A., Da Silva, A.-C., Fosdick, J. C., Mauz, B., Midtkandal, I., Owen, A. and Romans, B. W. (2018) Grand challenges (and great opportunities) in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and diagenesis research. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6, 173. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00173)

Hartley, A. J., Owen, A. , Weissmann, G. S. and Scuderi, L. (2018) Modern and ancient amalgamated sandy meander‐belt deposits: recognition and controls on development. In: Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record. Series: International Association of Sedimentologists special publications. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 349-383. (doi: 10.1002/9781119424437.ch14)

Swan, A., Hartley, A. J., Owen, A. and Howell, J. (2018) Reconstruction of a sandy point-bar deposit: implications for fluvial facies analysis. In: Ghinassi, M., Colombera, L., Mountney, N. P. and Reesink, A. J. H. (eds.) Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record. Series: International Association of Sedimentologists special publications. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 445-474. ISBN 9781119424321 (doi: 10.1002/9781119424437.ch17)

2017

Owen, A. , Ebinghaus, A., Hartley, A. J., Santos, M. G.M. and Weissmann, G. S. (2017) Multi-scale classification of fluvial architecture: an example from the Palaeocene-Eocene Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Sedimentology, 64(6), pp. 1572-1596. (doi: 10.1111/sed.12364)

Owen, A. , Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J. and Weissmann, G. S. (2017) Vertical trends within the prograding Salt Wash distributive fluvial system, SW United States. Basin Research, 29(1), pp. 64-80. (doi: 10.1111/bre.12165)

2016

Owen, A. , Hartley, A.J., Weissmann, G.S. and Nichols, G.J. (2016) Uranium distribution as a proxy for basin-scale fluid flow in distributive fluvial systems. Journal of the Geological Society, 173(4), pp. 569-572. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2016-007)

2015

Weissmann, G.S., Hartley, A.J., Scuderi, L.A., Nichols, G.J., Owen, A. , Wright, S., Felicia, A.L., Holland, F. and Anaya, F.M.L. (2015) Fluvial geomorphic elements in modern sedimentary basins and their potential preservation in the rock record: a review. Geomorphology, 250, pp. 187-219. (doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.09.005)

Hartley, A. J., Owen, A. , Swan, A., Weissmann, G. S., Holzweber, B. I., Howell, J., Nichols, G. and Scuderi, L. (2015) Recognition and importance of amalgamated sandy meander belts in the continental rock record. Geology, 43(8), pp. 679-682. (doi: 10.1130/G36743.1)

Owen, A. , Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J., Weissmann, G. S. and Scuderi, L. A. (2015) Quantification of a distributive fluvial system: the salt wash DFS of the Morrison Formation, SW U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85(5), pp. 544-561. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2015.35)

Owen, A. , Jupp, P. E., Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J., Weissmann, G. S. and Sadykova, D. (2015) Statistical estimation of the position of an apex: application to the geological record. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85(2), pp. 142-152. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2015.16)

2013

Weissmann, G.S., Hartley, A.J., Scuderi, L.A., Nichols, G.J., Davidson, S.K., Owen, A. , Atchley, S.C., Bhattacharyya, P., Chakraborty, T. and Ghosh, P. (2013) Prograding distributive fluvial systems—geomorphic models and ancient examples. In: Driese, S. G., Nordt, L. C. and McCarthy, P. J. (eds.) New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology. Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), pp. 131-147. ISBN 9781565763227

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Number of items: 26.

Articles

Prasojo, O. A., Van Yperen, A. E., Hoey, T. B., Owen, A. and Williams, R. (2024) Using delta channel width to estimate paleodischarge in the rock record: geometric scaling and practical sampling criteria. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 94(1), pp. 62-75. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2022.057)

Snieder, S., Griffiths, C. M., Howell, J. A., Hartley, A. J. and Owen, A. (2023) Quantifying the sensitivity of distributive fluvial systems to changes in sediment supply and lake level using stratigraphic forward modelling. Sedimentology, 70(7), pp. 2196-2219. (doi: 10.1111/sed.13118)

Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J., Hoey, T. B., Ebinghaus, A., Jolley, D. W. and Weissmann, G. S. (2023) Analysis of the fluvial stratigraphic response to the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Bighorn Basin, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 93(5), pp. 293-308. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2021.134)

Prasojo, O. A., Hoey, T. B. , Owen, A. and Williams, R. D. (2023) Down-delta hydraulic geometry and its application to the rock record. Sedimentology, 70(2), pp. 362-380. (doi: 10.1111/sed.13062)

Hartley, A. J. and Owen, A. (2022) Paleohydraulic analysis of an ancient distributive fluvial system. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 92(5), pp. 445-459. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2021.062)

Prasojo, O. A., Hoey, T. B. , Owen, A. and Williams, R. D. (2022) Slope break and avulsion locations scale consistently in global deltas. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(2), e2021GL093656. (doi: 10.1029/2021GL093656)

Snieder, S., Griffiths, C. M., Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J. and Howell, J. A. (2021) Stratigraphic forward modelling of distributive fluvial systems based on the Huesca System, Ebro Basin, Northern Spain. Basin Research, 33(6), pp. 3137-3158. (doi: 10.1111/bre.12597)

Sun, X., Alcalde, J., Gomez-Rivas, E., Owen, A. , Griera, A., Martín-Martín, J. D., Cruset, D. and Travé, A. (2021) Fluvial sedimentation and its reservoir potential at foreland basin margins: a case study of the Puig-reig anticline (South-eastern Pyrenees). Sedimentary Geology, 424, 105993. (doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2021.105993)

Martin, B., Owen, A. , Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J. and Williams, R. D. (2021) Quantifying downstream, vertical and lateral variation in fluvial deposits: implications from the Huesca Distributive Fluvial System. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 733. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.564017)

Owen, A. , Clare, M. and Mauz, B. (2020) Editorial: Sedimentology and society. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 19. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00019)

Corbett, P. W. M., Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J., Pla-Pueyo, S., Barreto, D., Hackney, C. and Kape, S. J. (2019) The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 488(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1144/sp488-2018-98)

Reis, A. D. d., Scherer, C. M. d. S., Amarante, F. B. d., Rossetti, M. d. M. M., Kifumbi, C., de Souza, E. G., Ferronatto, J. P. F. and Owen, A. (2019) Sedimentology of the proximal portion of a large-scale, Upper Jurassic fluvial-aeolian system in Paraná Basin, southwestern Gondwana. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 95, 102248. (doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2019.102248)

Santos, M. G. M., Hartley, A. J., Mountney, N. P., Peakall, J., Owen, A. , Merino, E. R. and Assine, M. L. (2019) Meandering rivers in modern desert basins: implications for channel planform controls and prevegetation rivers. Sedimentary Geology, 385, pp. 1-14. (doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2019.03.011)

Owen, A. , Hartley, A. J., Ebinghaus, A., Weissmann, G. S. and Santos, M. G.M. (2019) Basin‐scale predictive models of alluvial architecture: Constraints from the Palaeocene–Eocene, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA. Sedimentology, 66(2), pp. 736-763. (doi: 10.1111/sed.12515)

Hodgson, D. M., Bernhardt, A., Clare, M. A., Da Silva, A.-C., Fosdick, J. C., Mauz, B., Midtkandal, I., Owen, A. and Romans, B. W. (2018) Grand challenges (and great opportunities) in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and diagenesis research. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6, 173. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00173)

Owen, A. , Ebinghaus, A., Hartley, A. J., Santos, M. G.M. and Weissmann, G. S. (2017) Multi-scale classification of fluvial architecture: an example from the Palaeocene-Eocene Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Sedimentology, 64(6), pp. 1572-1596. (doi: 10.1111/sed.12364)

Owen, A. , Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J. and Weissmann, G. S. (2017) Vertical trends within the prograding Salt Wash distributive fluvial system, SW United States. Basin Research, 29(1), pp. 64-80. (doi: 10.1111/bre.12165)

Owen, A. , Hartley, A.J., Weissmann, G.S. and Nichols, G.J. (2016) Uranium distribution as a proxy for basin-scale fluid flow in distributive fluvial systems. Journal of the Geological Society, 173(4), pp. 569-572. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2016-007)

Weissmann, G.S., Hartley, A.J., Scuderi, L.A., Nichols, G.J., Owen, A. , Wright, S., Felicia, A.L., Holland, F. and Anaya, F.M.L. (2015) Fluvial geomorphic elements in modern sedimentary basins and their potential preservation in the rock record: a review. Geomorphology, 250, pp. 187-219. (doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.09.005)

Hartley, A. J., Owen, A. , Swan, A., Weissmann, G. S., Holzweber, B. I., Howell, J., Nichols, G. and Scuderi, L. (2015) Recognition and importance of amalgamated sandy meander belts in the continental rock record. Geology, 43(8), pp. 679-682. (doi: 10.1130/G36743.1)

Owen, A. , Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J., Weissmann, G. S. and Scuderi, L. A. (2015) Quantification of a distributive fluvial system: the salt wash DFS of the Morrison Formation, SW U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85(5), pp. 544-561. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2015.35)

Owen, A. , Jupp, P. E., Nichols, G. J., Hartley, A. J., Weissmann, G. S. and Sadykova, D. (2015) Statistical estimation of the position of an apex: application to the geological record. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85(2), pp. 142-152. (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2015.16)

Book Sections

Hartley, A. J., Owen, A. , Weissmann, G. S. and Scuderi, L. (2018) Modern and ancient amalgamated sandy meander‐belt deposits: recognition and controls on development. In: Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record. Series: International Association of Sedimentologists special publications. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 349-383. (doi: 10.1002/9781119424437.ch14)

Swan, A., Hartley, A. J., Owen, A. and Howell, J. (2018) Reconstruction of a sandy point-bar deposit: implications for fluvial facies analysis. In: Ghinassi, M., Colombera, L., Mountney, N. P. and Reesink, A. J. H. (eds.) Fluvial Meanders and Their Sedimentary Products in the Rock Record. Series: International Association of Sedimentologists special publications. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 445-474. ISBN 9781119424321 (doi: 10.1002/9781119424437.ch17)

Weissmann, G.S., Hartley, A.J., Scuderi, L.A., Nichols, G.J., Davidson, S.K., Owen, A. , Atchley, S.C., Bhattacharyya, P., Chakraborty, T. and Ghosh, P. (2013) Prograding distributive fluvial systems—geomorphic models and ancient examples. In: Driese, S. G., Nordt, L. C. and McCarthy, P. J. (eds.) New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology. Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), pp. 131-147. ISBN 9781565763227

Conference or Workshop Item

Campbell, P. and Owen, A. (2023) Steps Towards Positive Change in the Geosciences: Inspiring Girls into Geoscience Scotland. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2023.

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Supervision

I am very open to prospective students contacting me with regards to pursuing research opportunities (both at MSc by Research or PhD level) in the areas of fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology, subsurface fluvial systems, sedimentary response to climate events, quantification of sedimentary systems to aid predictive models, landscape evolution and volcaniclastic/sedimentary interactions. Any fully funded opportunities will be posted here, however prospective students are encouraged to contact me if they have an idea that they would like to pursue funding for. 

 

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    The sedimentological and igneous framework of the Devonian rocks of Kintyre, Scotland
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    Automated Quantified Analysis of Distributive Fluvial Systems (DFSs)

Teaching

EARTH4071 - Sedimentology and Basin Analysis 

EARTH4085 - Applied Basin Analysis

EARTH4090 - Landscape Dynamics

EARTH2010- Earth Science and the Environment 

EARTH4004 - Independent Research Project and Science Communication