Carol J Cotterill

Carol Cotterill is a Associate Researcher based at Lamont-Doherty earth Observatory, Columbia University. Her research concentrates on the impact of environmental processes, in particular Glacitectonics, on the geotechnical properties of soils with respect to offshore infrastructure (mainly monopile turbine installations). With a Ph.D from the University of Southampton, UK, she previously worked for the British Geological Survey, leading the offshore renewables team, prior to coming to Columbia and LDEO.

She is also a science communicator, working as the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach for the U. S. Science Support Program, part of the International Ocean Discovery Program. As such, her remit is to raise awareness of Earth Science, inspire and prepare students for future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and ensure that policymakers are aware of the strategic importance of the scientific research and economic benefits to the US economy.


BSc (Hons) in Oceanography with Geology

Ph.D in Neotectonics of the Offshore Gulf of Corinth

Masters in Science Communications and Public Engagement

Emery, A. R., Hodgson, D. M., Barlow, N. L. M., Carrivick, J. L., Cotterill, C. J., Richardson, J., Ivanovic, R. and Mellett, C. 2020. Ice sheet and paleaclimate controls on drainage network evolution: an example from Dogger Bank, North Sea. Earth Surface Dynamics. Online pre-print.

Emery, A. R., Hodgson, D. M., Barlow, N. L. M., Carrivick, J. L., Cotterill, C. J. and Phillips, E. 2019. Left high and dry: deglaciation of Dogger Bank recorded in proglacial lake evolution. Frontiers in Earth Science.

Mellett, Claire; Phillips, Emrys; Lee, Jonathan; Cotterill, Carol; Tjelta, Tor Inge; James, Leo; Duffy, Callum. 2019. Elsterian ice sheet retreat in the southern North Sea: antecedent controls on large-scale glacitectonics and subglacial bed conditions. Boreas. DOI:10.1111/bor.12410

Emery, A., Hodgson, D., Barlow, N., Carrivick, J., Cotterill, C., Mellett, C. and Booth, A. 2019. Topographic and hydrodynamic controls on barrier retreat and preservation: an example from Dogger Bank, North Sea. Marine Geology. 416.

Cotterill, C., Phillips, E. and Johnson, K. 2019. How the past can influence the future: why buried landscapes matter! Edinburgh Geologist. Journal of the Edinburgh Geological Society. 66, pp 18-23.

Roberts, David H.; Evans, David J.A.; Callard, S. Louise; Clark, Chris D.; Bateman, Mark D.; Medialdea, Alicia; Dove, Dayton; Cotterill, Carol J.; Saher, Margot; Cofaigh, Colm Ó; Chiverrell, Richard C.; Moreton, Steven G.; Fabel, Derek; Bradwell, Tom. 2018. Ice marginal dynamics of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet in the southern North Sea: ice limits, timing and the influence of the Dogger Bank. Quaternary Science Reviews, 198. 181-207.

Phillips, Emrys; Cotterill, Carol; Johnson, Kirstin; Crombie, Kirstin; James, Leo; Carr, Simon; Ruiter, Astrid. 2018. Large-scale glacitectonic deformation in response to active ice sheet retreat across Dogger Bank (southern central North Sea) during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews, 179. 24-47.

Cotterill, C.; Phillips, E.; James, L.; Forsberg, C.F.; Tjelta, T.I. 2017. How understanding past landscapes might inform present-day site investigations: a case study from Dogger Bank, southern central North Sea. Near Surface Geophysics, 15 (4). 403-413.

Cotterill, Carol J.; Phillips, Emrys; James, Leo; Forsberg, Carl Fredrik; Tjelta, Tor Inge; Carter, Gareth; Dove, Dayton. 2017. The evolution of the Dogger Bank, North Sea: a complex history of terrestrial, glacial and marine environmental change. Quaternary Science Reviews, 171. 136-153.