Daniel Paul LE HERON, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

daniel.le-heron@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2B474
Mobile: +43 6706048318

Tel.: +43-1-4277-53608

Daniel Le Heron


Welcome to this page! I’m a sedimentologist / geologist with an enthusiasm for geologically-related travel and adventures. I am at my best in the field, and have a passion for both research and teaching in the great outdoors- from mountains to deserts and to the windswept corners of the world. Feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss any of the research we are doing or wish to explore any collaborative opportunities with us!

Current research Interests:

  • Glacial sedimentology - past deep time glacial records around the world.  Both “pure” and “applied” research into these topics. Palaeoglaciological reconstructions.
  • Soft-sediment deformation structures
  • Aspects of Precambrian carbonates (e.g. post-glacial cap carbonates, Microbialites)


External responsibilities:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Sedimentary Research
  • Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Sedimentologists
  • Associate Editor, Sedimentology (2016)

Recently completed and Current Projects:

  • The Cryogenian diamictites of Death Valley, California, and their palaeogeographic significance (in collaboration with Tom Vandyk, Dr Marie Busfield, and Saeed Tofaif)
  • The Late Ordovician glacial record in the Tabuk area, Saudi Arabia (MPhil project of Saeed Tofaif, with Saudi Aramco)
  • The Ediacaran / Cambrian glacial deposits and the striated pavements of the Luoquan Formation and equivalents, central China. PhD project of Tom Vandyk (currently at Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Soft-sediment deformation structures and striated pavements associated with the Late Paleozoic glaciations


PhD project opportunities:

I always welcome approaches from interested, field-oriented individuals to design new projects and work together! Feel free to drop me a line at daniel.le-heron@univie.ac.at

Short CV:

Born 1978 in Guernsey, Channel Islands (between England and France)

1997-2000: Bachelor’s degree in Geology at Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom

2000-2003: PhD degree in Geology specialising in Sedimentology also at Aberystwyth University. My studies were spent entirely in the offices of ENI-Lasmo, the former British/Italian oil company that was based in London. Thesis topic: “Development of the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya, during the Late Ordovician. During this I undertook the first 3 of 12 field seasons I have been lucky enough to undertake in the Sahara.

2004-2005: Postdoc, sponsored by TOTAL, in Strasbourg University, France. Field seasons in Morocco.

2006-2006: Geologist at CASP, a geological research organisation in Cambridge, UK, with further fieldwork in Libya and Siberia

2006-2007: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, University of Hanover, Germany.

2008-2017: Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, then Reader at Royal Holloway University of London. Conducted and directed field-based geological research in Brazil, Indonesia, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Australia and China.

2018: Joined University of Vienna in the Geodynamics and Sedimentology team.


 Publications (taken from u:cris)


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2013


Glacitectonic deformation in the chuos formation of northern namibia : Implications for neoproterozoic ice dynamics. / Busfield, Marie E.; Le Heron, Daniel P.

In: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 124, No. 5, 09.2013, p. 778-789.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Microbialite recovery in the aftermath of the Sturtian glaciation : Insights from the Rasthof Formation, Namibia. / Le Ber, Erwan; Le Heron, Daniel P.; Winterleitner, Gerd; Bosence, Dan W.J.; Vining, Bernie A.; Kamona, Fred.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 294, 05.08.2013, p. 1-12.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Normalograptus kufraensis, a new species of graptolite from the western margin of the Kufra Basin, Libya. / Page, Alex; Meinhold, Guido; Le Heron, Daniel P.; Elgadry, Mohamed.

In: Geological Magazine, Vol. 150, No. 4, 07.2013, p. 743-755.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Did lingering ice sheets moderate anoxia in the Early Palaeozoic of Libya? / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Meinhold, Guido; Page, Alex; Whitham, Andrew.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 170, No. 2, 03.2013, p. 327-339.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


An interglacial on snowball Earth? Dynamic ice behaviour revealed in the Chuos Formation, Namibia. / Le Heron, Daniel P.; Busfield, Marie E.; Kamona, Fred.

In: Sedimentology, Vol. 60, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 411-427.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Neoproterozoic-Devonian stratigraphic evolution of the eastern Murzuq Basin, Libya : A tale of tilting in the central Sahara. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Meinhold, Guido; Bergig, Khalid A.

In: Basin Research, Vol. 25, No. 1, 02.2013, p. 52-73.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The palaeobiology and geochemistry of Precambrian hydrocarbon source rocks. / Craig, J.; Biffi, U.; Galimberti, R. F.; Ghori, K. A.R.; Gorter, J. D.; Hakhoo, N.; Le Heron, D. P.; Thurow, J.; Vecoli, M.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 40, No. 1, 02.2013, p. 1-47.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Neoproterozoic ironstones in northern Namibia : Biogenic precipitation and Cryogenian glaciation. / Le Heron, D. P.; Busfield, M. E.; Le Ber, E.; Kamona, A. F.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 369, 01.01.2013, p. 48-57.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2012


Depositional architecture and sequence stratigraphic correlation of Upper Ordovician glaciogenic deposits, Illizi Basin, Algeria. / Lang, Jörg; Dixon, Richard J.; Le Heron, Daniel P.; Winsemann, Jutta.

In: Geological Society Special Publications, Vol. 368, No. 1, 01.12.2012, p. 293-317.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Neoproterozoic deglacial sediments and their hydrocarbon source rock potential. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Craig, Jonathan.

In: Geological Society Special Publications, Vol. 368, No. 1, 01.12.2012, p. 381-393.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


High resolution facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy of the Siluro-Devonian succession of Al Kufrah basin (SE Libya). / Gindre, Laurent; Le Heron, Daniel; Bjørnseth, Hans Morten.

In: Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 76, 07.11.2012, p. 8-26.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The location and styles of ice-free "Oases" during neoproterozoic glaciations with evolutionary implications. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Geosciences, Vol. 2, No. 2, 06.2012, p. 90-108.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Sandstones, glaciers, burrows and transgressions : The Lower Palaeozoic of Jabel az-Zalmah, Al Kufrah Basin, Libya. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Howard, James P.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 245-246, 01.03.2012, p. 63-75.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The Cryogenian record of glaciation and deglaciation in South Australia. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 243-244, 01.01.2012, p. 57-69.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Glaciogenic reservoirs and hydrocarbon systems : An introduction. / Huuse, M.; Le Heron, D. P.; Dixon, R.; Redfern, J.; Moscariello, A.; Craig, J.

In: Geological Society Special Publications, Vol. 368, No. 1, 2012, p. 1-28.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Late Ordovician glaciogenic reservoir heterogeneity : An example from the Murzuq Basin, Libya. / Heron, Daniel Paul Le; Craig, Jonathan; Sutcliffe, Owen E.; Whittington, Robert.

Regional Geology and Tectonics. Elsevier, 2012. p. 452-489.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


2011


Two Cryogenian glacial successions compared : Aspects of the Sturt and Elatina sediment records of South Australia. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Cox, Grant; Trundley, Anita; Collins, Alan S.

In: Precambrian Research, Vol. 186, No. 1-4, 01.04.2011, p. 147-168.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Sea ice-free conditions during the Sturtian glaciation (early Cryogenian), South Australia. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Cox, Grant; Trundley, Anita; Collins, Alan.

In: Geology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 31-34.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2010


Trace fossils on a Late Ordovician glacially striated pavement in Algeria. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 297, No. 1, 11.2010, p. 138-143.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Evidence for Late Ordovician glaciation of Al Kufrah Basin, Libya. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul (Corresponding author); Howard, James.

In: Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 2, 01.09.2010, p. 354-364.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The glaciotectonic deformation of Quaternary sediments by fault-propagation folding. / Brandes, Christian; Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 121, No. 3, 07.04.2010, p. 270-280.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Interpretation of Late Ordovician glaciogenic reservoirs from 3-D seismic data : An example from the Murzuq Basin, Libya. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Geological Magazine, Vol. 147, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 28-41.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Glaciation and deglaciation of the Libyan Desert : The Late Ordovician record. / Le Heron, D. P.; Armstrong, H. A.; Wilson, C.; Howard, J. P.; Gindre, L.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 223, No. 1-2, 01.2010, p. 100-125.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2009


Field-based investigations of an 'Infracambrian' clastic succession in SE Libya and its bearing on the evolution of the Al Kufrah Basin. / Heron, Daniel Paul Le; Howard, James P.; Alhassi, Aiyad Mohamed; Anderson, Lester; Fanning, Andrew Morton; Mark Fanning, C.

In: Geological Society Special Publications, Vol. 326, 01.12.2009, p. 193-210.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The Jebel Hadid structure (Al Kufrah Basin, SE Libya)-A possible impact structure and potential hydrocarbon trap? / Schmieder, Martin; Buchner, Elmar; Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.03.2009, p. 310-318.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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