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Dr Martin Hurst

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

telephone: 0141 330 2326
email: Martin.Hurst@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 404, East Quadrangle, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9822-076X

Research interests

I am a geomorphologist itrying to understand 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.

Publications

Selected publications

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)

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)

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)

All publications

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Number of items: 25.

2020

Buchanan, D. H., Naylor, L. A. , Hurst, M. D. and Stephenson, W. J. (2020) Erosion of rocky shore platforms by block detachment from layered stratigraphy. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 45(4), pp. 1028-1037. (doi: 10.1002/esp.4797)

Clubb, F. J., Mudd, S. M., Hurst, M. D. and Grieve, S. W.D. (2020) Differences in channel and hillslope geometry record a migrating uplift wave at the Mendocino Triple Junction. Geology, 48(2), pp. 184-188. (doi: 10.1130/G46939.1)

2019

Hurst, M. D. , Grieve, S. W.D., Clubb, F. J. and Mudd, S. M. (2019) Detection of channel-hillslope coupling along a tectonic gradient. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 522, pp. 30-39. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.018)

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, 11(10), pp. 4317-4337. (doi: 10.5194/gmd-2018-83)

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, 43(11), pp. 2421-2434. (doi: 10.1002/esp.4405)

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)

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)

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)

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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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Buchanan, D. H., Naylor, L. A. , Hurst, M. D. and Stephenson, W. J. (2020) Erosion of rocky shore platforms by block detachment from layered stratigraphy. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 45(4), pp. 1028-1037. (doi: 10.1002/esp.4797)

Clubb, F. J., Mudd, S. M., Hurst, M. D. and Grieve, S. W.D. (2020) Differences in channel and hillslope geometry record a migrating uplift wave at the Mendocino Triple Junction. Geology, 48(2), pp. 184-188. (doi: 10.1130/G46939.1)

Hurst, M. D. , Grieve, S. W.D., Clubb, F. J. and Mudd, S. M. (2019) Detection of channel-hillslope coupling along a tectonic gradient. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 522, pp. 30-39. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.018)

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, 11(10), pp. 4317-4337. (doi: 10.5194/gmd-2018-83)

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, 43(11), pp. 2421-2434. (doi: 10.1002/esp.4405)

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)

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)

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)

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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Grants

CREW (Co-I): £214k National Coastal Change Assessment 2: Enhancing the evidence base and our ability to adapt

ANSTO Facilities Grant (Co-I): £20k Using cosmogenic radionuclides to improve quantification and prediction of coastal erosion in a warming world

ANSTO Facilities Grant (PI): £10k Timing and rates of shore platform formation in Australia constrained by cosmogenic isotopes

Natural Environment Research Council Urgency Grant (PI): £65k Dating coseismic marine terrace formation during the Kaikoura 2016

MASTS Early Career Researcher Exchange (PI): £5660 Coupling exploratory modelling of cosmogenic radionuclide production and sea-cliff erosion

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 (passed 2018), University of Glasgow: Lanscape evolution of the interior of continents in intraplate settings.

Danielle Buchanan, MSc (Res) (passed 2019), University of Glasgow: The morphodynamics of a rock coast system: multi-decadal to seasonal scale change on the Glamorgan Coast, UK

  • Danielle is now working as a Junior Coastal Investigator with the Coastal Marine Applied Research team at University of Plymouth
  • She will commence PhD study at Cardiff University in October 2019

Eilidh Stott, MSc (Res) (submitted 2018), University of Glasgow: Rainfall-to-reach, a framework for modelling braided river morphodynamics

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

Jennifer Shadrick, PhD Candidate (commenced October 2017), Imperial College London: Will climate change make coastal erosion rates faster?: Comparing historic and Holocene cliff retreat rates using cosmogenic isotopes with numerical models.

Katherine Groves, PhD Candidate (commenced October 2017), Landscape response to tectonic forcing across the continental collision zones of Eurasia



  • Muir, Freya
    Real-time monitoring and forecasting of coastal erosion
  • Stott, Eilidh
    Assessing the geomorphological effectiveness of river restoration using multi-stage channels

Teaching

GEOG2001: Geography Level 2: Global geomorphology, landscape evolution, hillslope forms, processes and hazards, analysis of sediments, statistics and GIS.

GEOG2015: Geography Level 2 Field Class (course organiser): Six day residential field class to south Wales introducing students to fieldwork and field skills through short projects in physical geography

GEOG4013: Geographic Thought: History and philosophy of Physical Geography

GEOG4015: Geographical Techniques (course organiser) advanced statistical and spatial analysis of large datasets.

GEOG4025: Research Skills: Mallorca field class, digital terrain analysis

GEOG4052: Dissertations in Geography: Supervision has included topics such as rock fall processes, river flooding, coastal erosion, tsunami hazards, public perception of climate change risks, and glacial geomorphology.

GEOG4108: Hillslope Geomorphology (course organiser): Option course exploring in detail the processes that shape hillslopes, which make up the majority of our landscapes

GEOG5117: Modelling Water Systems (course organiser)

Research datasets

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Number of items: 1.

2017

Hurst, M. , Rood, D. H. and Ellis, M. A. (2017) Controls on the distribution of cosmogenic 10Be across shore platforms. [Data Collection]

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