David Jolley

Co-Principal Investigator

Professor / Head of School


University of Aberdeen

School of Geosciences

Meston Building

Old Aberdeen

AB24 3UE



+44 (0)1224 273450



Prof. David Jolley has extensive experience of multidisciplinary stratigraphical, palaeoecological and palaeoclimate studies both in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. Work on the stratigraphy of the NAIP and integrated approaches to marine sediment depositional pathways have proven to be fundamental to exploration in the Faroe-Shetland Basin. He has made key advances on the impact of volcanism on the biosphere and atmosphere and on biotic reassembly in volcanic terrains. He has received over £2M in funding from the international oil industry for work on stratigraphy, statistical applications to understanding ecosystem dynamics and environmental change around the North Atlantic Igneous Province, and the application of these data to hydrocarbon exploration and development. He leads the Boltysh research team in drilling the Cretaceous/Paleogene Boltysh crater testing a multiple impact hypothesis for the K/Pg boundary event and for the presence of hyperthermal events (Toarcian, PETM, Dan-C2). He is currently Head of the School of Geosciences at Aberdeen.