Department of Geography

Using palaeoenvironmental techniques to study geological structures


Palaeoenvironmental techniques can sometimes be used as a line of evidence in helping to unravel tectonic histories in coastal regions. Work at Sussex has so far concentrated on the structurally-active region of the southern Balkans.

Ongoing Projects

Evidence for an offshore fault system in the Gulf of Euboea, central Greece. Collaboration with project leader Andy Cundy (Brighton).


Papanastassiou, D., Cundy, A.B., Gaki-Papanastassiou, K., Frogley, M.R., Tsanakas, K. & Maroukian, H. (2014). The uplifted terraces of the Arkitsa region, NW Evoikos Gulf, Greece: a result of combined tectonic and volcanic processes? Journal of Geology 122, 397–410.

Cundy, A.B., Gaki-Papanastassiou, K., Maroukian, H., Frogley, M.R. and Cane, T. (2010). Geological and geomorphological evidence of basinward stress transfer and recent offshore fault activation in a major Hellenic normal fault system (the Kamena Vourla fault zone, NW Evoikos Gulf, Greece). Marine Geology 271, 156-164.

Cundy A.B., Sprague D., Hopkinson L., Maroukian H., Gaki-Papanasstassiou K., Papanasstassiou D. & Frogley M.R. (2006). Geochemical and stratigraphic indicators of late Holocene coastal evolution in the Gythio area, southern Peloponnese, Greece. Marine Geology 230, 161-177.