Dr Martin Hurst

  • Lecturer in Physical Geography (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Research interests

I am a geomorphologist interested in understanding the evolution of the Earth surface, with particular focus on tectonically active landscapes and eroding coastlines. I am motivated by the problem that eroding landscapes (both terrestrial and coastal) leave behind scant evidence of their previous form. I try to understand by which processes, and how fast such landscapes have evolved. To do this I gather quantitative information about landscape form from topographic data and field observations, apply numerical models that can predict landscape form under different forcing conditions such as climatic shifts or tectonic processes, and measure past rates of landscape change using geochronometry (in particular cosmogenic radionuclides). The Earth surface is a principle human resource and thus I am interested in making predictions about landscape change at human-relevant timescales (from individual storm events to decadal/planning timescales), particularly associated with anticipated future environmental forcing.


Selected publications

Grants

Natural Environment Research Council Highlight Topic: £560k (WP component). BLUE-Coast - Physical and biological dynamic coastal processes and their role in coastal recovery. Co-I on work package with the British Geological Survey.

Natural Environment Research Council Innovation Project: £128k. Software for quantifying shallow landslide hazards to transportation infrastructure under changing climate and forest management. Co-I with University of Edinburgh.


Supervision

Daniel Peifer Bezerra, PhD Candidate (commenced 2014), University of Glasgow: Lanscape evolution of the interior of continents in intraplate settings.

Ben Phillips, PhD Candidate (commenced 2016), University of Liverpool: Future vulnerability of evolving gravel barrier coastlines – the impacts for flood risk management. 

 


Teaching

GEOG2001: Geography Level 2: Global geomorphology, landscape evolution, hillslope forms, processes and hazards

GEOG4013: Geographic Thought: History of Physical Geography

GEOG4025: Research Skills: Fieldwork


All publications

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Number of items: 22.

2018

Payo, A., Jigena Antelo, B., Hurst, M. , Palaseanu-Lovejoy, M., Williams, C., Jenkins, G., Lee, K., Favis-Mortlock, D., Barkwidth, A. and Ellis, M. A. (2018) Development of an automatic delineation of cliff top and toe on very irregular planform coastlines (CliffMetrics v1.0). Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, (doi:10.5194/gmd-2018-83) (Early Online Publication)

Preston, J., Hurst, M. D. , Mudd, S. M., Goodwin, G. C.H., Newton, A. J. and Dugmore, A. J. (2018) Sediment accumulation in embayments controlled by bathymetric slope and wave energy: implications for beach formation and persistence. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, (doi:10.1002/esp.4405) (Early Online Publication)

Mudd, S. M., Clubb, F. J., Gailleton, B. and Hurst, M. D. (2018) How concave are river channels? Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(2), pp. 505-523. (doi:10.5194/esurf-6-505-2018)

2017

Payo, A., Favis-Mortlock, D., Dickson, M., Hall, J. W., Hurst, M. D. , Walkden, M. J. A., Townend, I., Ives, M. C., Nicholls, R. J. and Ellis, M. A. (2017) Coastal Modelling Environment version 1.0: a framework for integrating landform-specific component models in order to simulate decadal to centennial morphological changes on complex coasts. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(7), pp. 2715-2740. (doi:10.5194/gmd-10-2715-2017)

Hurst, M. D. , Rood, D. H. and Ellis, M. A. (2017) Controls on the distribution of cosmogenic 10Be across shore platforms. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 5, pp. 67-84. (doi:10.5194/esurf-5-67-2017)

2016

Brown, J. M., Phelps, J. J.C., Barkwith, A., Hurst, M. D. , Ellis, M. A. and Plater, A. J. (2016) The effectiveness of beach mega-nourishment, assessed over three management epochs. Journal of Environmental Management, 184(Pt. 2), pp. 400-408. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.090) (PMID:27742152)

Thomas, C. W., Murray, A. B., Ashton, A. D., Hurst, M. D. , Barkwith, A. K.A.P. and Ellis, M. A. (2016) Complex coastlines responding to climate change: do shoreline shapes reflect present forcing or “remember” the distant past? Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(4), pp. 871-884. (doi:10.5194/esurf-4-871-2016)

Mudd, S. M., Harel, M.-A., Hurst, M. D. , Grieve, S. W.D. and Marrero, S. M. (2016) The CAIRN method: automated, reproducible calculation of catchment-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic nuclide concentrations. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(3), pp. 655-674. (doi:10.5194/esurf-4-655-2016)

Grieve, S. W.D., Mudd, S. M. and Hurst, M. D. (2016) How long is a hillslope? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41(8), pp. 1039-1054. (doi:10.1002/esp.3884)

Grieve, S. W.D., Mudd, S. M., Hurst, M. D. and Milodowski, D. T. (2016) A nondimensional framework for exploring the relief structure of landscapes. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(2), pp. 309-325. (doi:10.5194/esurf-4-309-2016)

Hurst, M. D. , Rood, D. H., Ellis, M. A., Anderson, R. S. and Dornbusch, U. (2016) Recent acceleration in coastal cliff retreat rates on the south coast of Great Britain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(47), pp. 13336-13341. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1613044113) (PMID:27821750)

2015

Barkwith, A., Hurst, M. D. , Jackson, C. R., Wang, L., Ellis, M. A. and Coulthard, T. J. (2015) Simulating the influences of groundwater on regional geomorphology using a distributed, dynamic, landscape evolution modelling platform. Environmental Modelling and Software, 74, pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.09.001)

Hurst, M. D. , Barkwith, A., Ellis, M. A., Thomas, C. W. and Murray, A. B. (2015) Exploring the sensitivities of crenulate bay shorelines to wave climates using a new vector-based one-line model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 120(12), pp. 2586-2608. (doi:10.1002/2015JF003704)

Gabet, E. J., Mudd, S. M., Milodowski, D. T., Yoo, K., Hurst, M. D. and Dosseto, A. (2015) Local topography and erosion rate control regolith thickness along a ridgeline in the Sierra Nevada, California. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(13), pp. 1779-1790. (doi:10.1002/esp.3754)

Attal, M., Mudd, S.M., Hurst, M.D. , Weinman, B., Yoo, K. and Naylor, M. (2015) Impact of change in erosion rate and landscape steepness on hillslope and fluvial sediments grain size in the Feather River basin (Sierra Nevada, California). Earth Surface Dynamics, 3(1), pp. 201-222. (doi:10.5194/esurf-3-201-2015)

2014

Clubb, F. J., Mudd, S. M., Milodowski, D. T., Hurst, M. D. and Slater, L. J. (2014) Objective extraction of channel heads from high-resolution topographic data. Water Resources Research, 50(5), pp. 4283-4304. (doi:10.1002/2013WR015167)

Barkwith, A., Hurst, M.D. , Thomas, C.W., Ellis, M.A., Limber, P.L. and Murray, A.B. (2014) Coastal vulnerability of a pinned, soft-cliff coastline, II: assessing the influence of sea walls on future morphology. Earth Surface Dynamics, 2(1), pp. 233-242. (doi:10.5194/esurf-2-233-2014)

2013

Hurst, M.D. , Ellis, M.A., Royse, K.R., Lee, K.A. and Freeborough, K. (2013) Controls on the magnitude-frequency scaling of an inventory of secular landslides. Earth Surface Dynamics, 1(1), pp. 67-78. (doi:10.5194/esurf-1-67-2013)

Hurst, M.D. , Mudd, S.M., Attal, M. and Hilley, G. (2013) Hillslopes record the growth and decay of landscapes. Science, 341(6148), pp. 868-871. (doi:10.1126/science.1241791) (PMID:23970695)

Hurst, M. D. , Mudd, S. M., Yoo, K., Attal, M. and Walcott, R. (2013) Influence of lithology on hillslope morphology and response to tectonic forcing in the northern Sierra Nevada of California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(2), pp. 832-851. (doi:10.1002/jgrf.20049)

2012

Hurst, M. D. , Mudd, S. M., Walcott, R., Attal, M. and Yoo, K. (2012) Using hilltop curvature to derive the spatial distribution of erosion rates. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 117(F2), F02017. (doi:10.1029/2011JF002057)

2011

Yoo, K., Weinman, B., Mudd, S. M., Hurst, M. , Attal, M. and Maher, K. (2011) Evolution of hillslope soils: the geomorphic theater and the geochemical play. Applied Geochemistry, 26(Sup), S149-S153. (doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.054)

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Articles

Payo, A., Jigena Antelo, B., Hurst, M. , Palaseanu-Lovejoy, M., Williams, C., Jenkins, G., Lee, K., Favis-Mortlock, D., Barkwidth, A. and Ellis, M. A. (2018) Development of an automatic delineation of cliff top and toe on very irregular planform coastlines (CliffMetrics v1.0). Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, (doi:10.5194/gmd-2018-83) (Early Online Publication)

Preston, J., Hurst, M. D. , Mudd, S. M., Goodwin, G. C.H., Newton, A. J. and Dugmore, A. J. (2018) Sediment accumulation in embayments controlled by bathymetric slope and wave energy: implications for beach formation and persistence. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, (doi:10.1002/esp.4405) (Early Online Publication)

Mudd, S. M., Clubb, F. J., Gailleton, B. and Hurst, M. D. (2018) How concave are river channels? Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(2), pp. 505-523. (doi:10.5194/esurf-6-505-2018)

Payo, A., Favis-Mortlock, D., Dickson, M., Hall, J. W., Hurst, M. D. , Walkden, M. J. A., Townend, I., Ives, M. C., Nicholls, R. J. and Ellis, M. A. (2017) Coastal Modelling Environment version 1.0: a framework for integrating landform-specific component models in order to simulate decadal to centennial morphological changes on complex coasts. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(7), pp. 2715-2740. (doi:10.5194/gmd-10-2715-2017)

Hurst, M. D. , Rood, D. H. and Ellis, M. A. (2017) Controls on the distribution of cosmogenic 10Be across shore platforms. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 5, pp. 67-84. (doi:10.5194/esurf-5-67-2017)

Brown, J. M., Phelps, J. J.C., Barkwith, A., Hurst, M. D. , Ellis, M. A. and Plater, A. J. (2016) The effectiveness of beach mega-nourishment, assessed over three management epochs. Journal of Environmental Management, 184(Pt. 2), pp. 400-408. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.090) (PMID:27742152)

Thomas, C. W., Murray, A. B., Ashton, A. D., Hurst, M. D. , Barkwith, A. K.A.P. and Ellis, M. A. (2016) Complex coastlines responding to climate change: do shoreline shapes reflect present forcing or “remember” the distant past? Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(4), pp. 871-884. (doi:10.5194/esurf-4-871-2016)

Mudd, S. M., Harel, M.-A., Hurst, M. D. , Grieve, S. W.D. and Marrero, S. M. (2016) The CAIRN method: automated, reproducible calculation of catchment-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic nuclide concentrations. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(3), pp. 655-674. (doi:10.5194/esurf-4-655-2016)

Grieve, S. W.D., Mudd, S. M. and Hurst, M. D. (2016) How long is a hillslope? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41(8), pp. 1039-1054. (doi:10.1002/esp.3884)

Grieve, S. W.D., Mudd, S. M., Hurst, M. D. and Milodowski, D. T. (2016) A nondimensional framework for exploring the relief structure of landscapes. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(2), pp. 309-325. (doi:10.5194/esurf-4-309-2016)

Hurst, M. D. , Rood, D. H., Ellis, M. A., Anderson, R. S. and Dornbusch, U. (2016) Recent acceleration in coastal cliff retreat rates on the south coast of Great Britain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(47), pp. 13336-13341. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1613044113) (PMID:27821750)

Barkwith, A., Hurst, M. D. , Jackson, C. R., Wang, L., Ellis, M. A. and Coulthard, T. J. (2015) Simulating the influences of groundwater on regional geomorphology using a distributed, dynamic, landscape evolution modelling platform. Environmental Modelling and Software, 74, pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.09.001)

Hurst, M. D. , Barkwith, A., Ellis, M. A., Thomas, C. W. and Murray, A. B. (2015) Exploring the sensitivities of crenulate bay shorelines to wave climates using a new vector-based one-line model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 120(12), pp. 2586-2608. (doi:10.1002/2015JF003704)

Gabet, E. J., Mudd, S. M., Milodowski, D. T., Yoo, K., Hurst, M. D. and Dosseto, A. (2015) Local topography and erosion rate control regolith thickness along a ridgeline in the Sierra Nevada, California. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(13), pp. 1779-1790. (doi:10.1002/esp.3754)

Attal, M., Mudd, S.M., Hurst, M.D. , Weinman, B., Yoo, K. and Naylor, M. (2015) Impact of change in erosion rate and landscape steepness on hillslope and fluvial sediments grain size in the Feather River basin (Sierra Nevada, California). Earth Surface Dynamics, 3(1), pp. 201-222. (doi:10.5194/esurf-3-201-2015)

Clubb, F. J., Mudd, S. M., Milodowski, D. T., Hurst, M. D. and Slater, L. J. (2014) Objective extraction of channel heads from high-resolution topographic data. Water Resources Research, 50(5), pp. 4283-4304. (doi:10.1002/2013WR015167)

Barkwith, A., Hurst, M.D. , Thomas, C.W., Ellis, M.A., Limber, P.L. and Murray, A.B. (2014) Coastal vulnerability of a pinned, soft-cliff coastline, II: assessing the influence of sea walls on future morphology. Earth Surface Dynamics, 2(1), pp. 233-242. (doi:10.5194/esurf-2-233-2014)

Hurst, M.D. , Ellis, M.A., Royse, K.R., Lee, K.A. and Freeborough, K. (2013) Controls on the magnitude-frequency scaling of an inventory of secular landslides. Earth Surface Dynamics, 1(1), pp. 67-78. (doi:10.5194/esurf-1-67-2013)

Hurst, M.D. , Mudd, S.M., Attal, M. and Hilley, G. (2013) Hillslopes record the growth and decay of landscapes. Science, 341(6148), pp. 868-871. (doi:10.1126/science.1241791) (PMID:23970695)

Hurst, M. D. , Mudd, S. M., Yoo, K., Attal, M. and Walcott, R. (2013) Influence of lithology on hillslope morphology and response to tectonic forcing in the northern Sierra Nevada of California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(2), pp. 832-851. (doi:10.1002/jgrf.20049)

Hurst, M. D. , Mudd, S. M., Walcott, R., Attal, M. and Yoo, K. (2012) Using hilltop curvature to derive the spatial distribution of erosion rates. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 117(F2), F02017. (doi:10.1029/2011JF002057)

Yoo, K., Weinman, B., Mudd, S. M., Hurst, M. , Attal, M. and Maher, K. (2011) Evolution of hillslope soils: the geomorphic theater and the geochemical play. Applied Geochemistry, 26(Sup), S149-S153. (doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.054)

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