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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2019


Scratching the surface : Footprint of a late Carboniferous ice sheet. / Le Heron, D. P.; Dietrich, P.; Busfield, M. E.; Kettler, C.; Bermanschlaeger, S.; Grasemann, B.

In: Geology, Vol. 47, No. 11, 11.2019, p. 1034-1038.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Temperate glaciation on a Snowball Earth : Glaciological and palaeogeographic insights from the Cryogenian Yuermeinak Formation of NW China. / Vandyk, T. M.; Wu, G.; Davies, B. J.; Xiao, Y.; Li, M.; Shields, G. A.; Le Heron, D. P.

In: Precambrian Research, Vol. 331, 105362, 01.09.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Bird's-eye view of an Ediacaran subglacial landscape. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Vandyk, Thomas Matthew; Kuang, Hongwei; Liu, Yongqing; Chen, Xiaoshuai; Wang, Yuchong; Yang, Zhenrui; Scharfenberg, Lars; Davies, Bethan; Shields, Graham.

In: Geology, Vol. 47, No. 8, 01.08.2019, p. 705-709.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Glaciers, flows, and fans : Origins of a Neoproterozoic diamictite in the Saratoga Hills, Death Valley, California. / Tofaif, Saeed; Vandyk, Thomas M.; Le Heron, Daniel P.; Melvin, John.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 385, 01.05.2019, p. 79-95.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A tale of two rift shoulders, and two ice masses : The cryogenian glaciated margin of Death Valley, California. / Le Heron, D. P.; Busfield, M. E.; Ali, D. O.; Vandyk, T.; Tofaif, S.

Glaciated Margins: The Sedimentary and Geophysical Archive. ed. / D.P. Le Heron; K.A. Hogan; E.R. Phillips; M. Huuse; M.E. Busfield; A.G.C. Graham. 1. ed. The Geological Society of London, 2019. p. 35-52 (Geological Society Special Publication; Vol. 475).

Research output: Contribution to bookChapter


An introduction to glaciated margins : The sedimentary and geophysical archive. / Le Heron, D. P.; Hogan, K. A.; Phillips, E. R.; Huuse, M.; Busfield, M. E.; Graham, A. G.C.

Geological Society Special Publication. ed. / D.P. Le Heron; K.A. Hogan; E.R. Phillips; M. Huuse; M.E. Busfield; A.G.C. Graham. 1. ed. The Geological Society of London, 2019. p. 1-8 (Geological Society Special Publication; Vol. 475).

Research output: Contribution to bookChapter


Development of a Palaeovalley complex on a late Ordovician glaciated margin in NW Saudi Arabia. / Tofaif, S.; Le Heron, D. P.; Melvin, J.

Geological Society Special Publication. 1. ed. The Geological Society of London, 2019. p. 81-107 (Geological Society Special Publication; Vol. 475, No. 1).

Research output: Contribution to bookChapter


The glacier-influenced marine record on high-latitude continental margins : Synergies between modern, Quaternary and ancient evidence. / Dowdeswell, J. A.; Hogan, K. A.; Le Heron, D. P.

Glaciated Margins: The Sedimentary and Geophysical Archive. ed. / D.P. Le Heron; K.A. Hogan; E.R. Phillips; M. Huuse; M.E. Busfield; A.G.C. Graham. 1. ed. London : The Geological Society of London, 2019. p. 261-279 (Geological Society Special Publication; Vol. 475).

Research output: Contribution to bookChapter


A slippery slope for Cryogenian diamictites. / Le Heron, Daniel.

In: The Depositional Record, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Bird’s-eye view of an Ediacaran subglacial landscape. / Le Heron, Daniel.

In: Geology, Vol. 47, No. 8, 2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


2018


Indicators of relative completeness of the glacial record of the Port Askaig Formation, Garvellach Islands, Scotland. / Ali, Dilshad O.; Spencer, Anthony M.; Fairchild, Ian J.; Chew, Ken J.; Anderton, Roger; Levell, Bruce K.; Hambrey, Michael J.; Dove, Dayton; Le Heron, Daniel P.

In: Precambrian Research, Vol. 319, 12.2018, p. 65-78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The Cryogenian record in the southern Kingston Range, California : The thickest Death Valley succession in the hunt for a GSSP. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Busfield, Marie Elen; Ali, Dilshad Omer; Al Tofaif, Saeed; Vandyk, Thomas Matthew.

In: Precambrian Research, 12.2018, p. 158-172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Cryptic climatic signatures and tectonic controls on cryogenian diamictites in the NW Tarim Craton, China. / Wu, Guanghui; Le Heron, D. P.; Yang, Liuyun; Luo, Bingxu; Xiao, Yang; Wang, Bin.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 175, No. 4, 01.07.2018, p. 642-658.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Precambrian olistoliths masquerading as sills from Death Valley, California. / Vandyk, T. M.; Le Heron, D. P.; Chew, D. M.; Amato, J. M.; Thirlwall, M.; Dehler, C. M.; Hennig, J.; Castonguay, S. R.; Knott, T.; Tofaif, S.; Ali, D. O.; Manning, C. J.; Busfield, M. E.; Doepke, D.; Grassineau, N.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 175, No. 3, 01.05.2018, p. 377-395.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Snowball earth under the microscope. / Busfield, Marie Elen; Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol. 88, No. 5, 01.05.2018, p. 659-677.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


An exhumed Paleozoic glacial landscape in Chad. / Heron, Daniel Paul Le.

In: Geology, Vol. 46, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 91-94.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


New perspectives on the Luoquan Glaciation (Ediacaran‐Cambrian) of North China. / Le Heron, Daniel.

In: The Depositional Record, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2018, p. 274-292.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


2017


The Early Palaeozoic Glacial Deposits of Gondwana : Overview, Chronology, and Controversies. / Le Heron, D. P.; Tofaif, S.; Melvin, J.

Past Glacial Environments: Second Edition. Elsevier, 2017. p. 47-73.

Research output: Contribution to bookChapter


A diamictite dichotomy : Glacial conveyor belts and olistostromes in the Neoproterozoic of Death Valley, California, USA. / Le Heron, D. P.; Tofaif, S.; Vandyk, T.; Ali, D. O.

In: Geology, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2017, p. 31-34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


2016


A eukaryote assemblage intercalated with marinoan glacial deposits in South Australia. / Le Heron, D. P.; Alderton, D. H.M.; Collinson, M. E.; Grassineau, N.; Sykes, D.; Trundley, A. E.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 173, No. 3, 01.05.2016, p. 560-568.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A neoproterozoic ice advance sequence, sperry wash, California. / Busfield, Marie E.; Le Heron, Daniel P.

In: Sedimentology, Vol. 63, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 307-330.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Birth and evolution of a cryogenian basin : Glaciation, rifting and sedimentation in the Vorogovka basin, Siberia. / Sovetov, Julius K.; Le Heron, Daniel P.

In: Sedimentology, Vol. 63, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 498-522.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Pulsed iceberg delivery driven by sturtian ice sheet dynamics : An example from Death Valley, California. / Le Heron, Daniel P.; Busfield, Marie E.

In: Sedimentology, Vol. 63, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 331-349.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Sedimentological perspectives on climatic, atmospheric and environmental change in the neoproterozoic Era. / Spence, Guy H.; Le Heron, Daniel P.; Fairchild, Ian J.

In: Sedimentology, Vol. 63, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 253-306.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A model for Cryogenian iron formation. / Cox, Grant M.; Halverson, Galen P.; Poirier, André; Le Heron, Daniel; Strauss, Justin V.; Stevenson, Ross.

In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 433, 01.01.2016, p. 280-292.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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