Sea Level Research - Benjamin Horton

The sea level research lab investigates sea-level and environmental change. We aim to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Our research primarily focuses on sea-level changes caused by climate variability and tectonics (e.g., earthquakes and tsunamis) throughout the globe and from a variety of environments ranging from salt-marshes and mangroves to coral microatolls. 


20 Sep 2019

At home and abroad there is increasing agreement that we are facing an existential environmental crisis. Death, destruction, and disruption by extreme weather events, haze from forest...


Latest Projects

The understanding of Holocene relative sea-level (RSL) change in Southeast Asia is fragmentary. We will use geological proxies to reconstruct RSL at ±<0.2m vertical and decadal-to-centennial temporal resolution in Indonesia and Malaysia.



President’s Chair in Earth Sciences