Alexander Corrick

Mr Alexander Corrick

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide.

Thesis topic (September 2014 - Present):
Understanding the Provenance of South Australian Asphaltites and Tar Balls and their Potential Implications for the Petroleum Systems of the Great Australian Bight - Mapping the Spatial and Geochemical Relationships.

Supervisors:
Dr. David McKirdy (UofA)
Dr. Tony Hall (UofA)
Dr. Andrew Ross (CSIRO)

My PhD research forms part of the Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry theme for the Great Australian Bight Research Program - a collaboration between BP, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. The aim of the research program is to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

Previous research interests:
The Neoproterozoic carbon isotope record and the rise of complex life on Earth (February 2012- March 2014)

Position: PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide.

Thesis topic (September 2014 - Present): 
Understanding the Provenance of South Australian Asphaltites and Tar Balls and their Potential Implications for the Petroleum Systems of the Great Australian Bight - Mapping the Spatial and Geochemical Relationships.

My PhD research forms part of the Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry theme for the Great Australian Bight Research Program - a collaboration between BP, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. The aim of the research program is to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

Previous research interests:
Assessing the Neoproterozoic carbon isotope record and the early evolution of the biosphere (February 2012- March 2014)

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2012 Vacation student / Geophysics internship Rio Tinto
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Fellowship D R Stranks Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship 2016 University of Adelaide $2300.00
    2016 Award Great Australian Bight Research Program Symposium 2016 - Best PhD Student Presentation
    2016 Award Bernold M. "Bruno" Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant American Association of Petroleum Geologists Australia $4000
    2014 Scholarship Great Australian Bight Research Program PhD scholarship University of Adelaide / CSIRO Australia
    2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Award The Tate Memorial Medal University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Award The Bruce Webb Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia $2500
    2011 Award Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2011 University of Adelaide
    2011 Achievement Australian Institute of Geoscientists' Student Bursary University of Adelaide $1200
    2010 Award Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2010 University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours Geology) - First Class Honours
    2009 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Geology, Geophysics, Spatial Information)
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Corrick, A., Hall, P., Gong, S., McKirdy, D., Selby, D., Trefry, C., & Ross, A. (2020). A second type of highly asphaltic crude oil seepage stranded on the South Australian coastline. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 112.
    DOI Scopus2
    2019 Corrick, A., Selby, D., McKirdy, D., Hall, P., Gong, S., Trefry, C., & Ross, A. (2019). Remotely constraining the temporal evolution of offshore oil systems. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2019 McKirdy, D., Gong, S., Corrick, A., Hall, P., Trefry, C., & Ross, A. (2019). Are the n-alkane carbon isotopic profiles of South Australian coastal asphaltites indicative of their extent of weathering?. Organic Geochemistry, 136, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Edwards, D., Vinall, D., Corrick, A., & McKirdy, D. (2016). Natural bitumen stranding on the ocean beaches of Southern Australia: A historical and geospatial review (vol 140, pg 152, 2016). TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 140(2), 1 page.
    DOI
    2016 Edwards, D., Vinall, D., Corrick, A., & McKirdy, D. (2016). Natural bitumen stranding on the ocean beaches of southern Australia: a historical and geospatial review. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 140(2), 152-185.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2016 Taylor, H., Farkas, J., Corrick, A. J., & Dosseto, A. (2016). Thawing Earth: was there a pulse in silicate weathering at the end of the Marinoan glaciation?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) 2016. Adelaide.
    2016 Corrick, A. J., Hall, P. A., McKirdy, D. M., Gong, S., Trefry, C., Dyt, C., . . . White, C. (2016). A revised oil family classification scheme and geochemical weathering proxies for South Australian coastal bitumen strandings. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference (AOGC). Freemantle, Perth.
    2015 McKirdy, D. M., Corrick, A. J., Ross, A. S., Gong, S., Trefry, C., Dyt, C., . . . Edwards, D. S. (2015). Understanding the Geographical Distribution of Historical and Modern Asphaltite Strandings along the South Australian Coastline. Poster session presented at the meeting of AAPG Search and Discovery. Melbourne, Australia.
    2014 Klaebe, R. M., Kennedy, M. J., Corrick, A. J., Brocks, J. J., & Jarrett, A. J. M. (2014). Sedimentological constraints on the Bitter Springs delta13C Anomaly. Poster session presented at the meeting of Goldschmidt2014 Abstracts.
    2014 Brocks, J. J., Jarrett, A. J. M., Giorgioni, M., Poulton, S. W., Klaebe, R. M., Kennedy, M., & Corrick, A. J. (2014). The first crown eukaryotic biomarkers emerge during the Bitter Springs carbon isotopic anomaly. Poster session presented at the meeting of Goldschmidt2014.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Corrick, A. J. (2012). Resolving the Diagenetic and Marine Influences on the Carbon Isotopic Composition of the Ediacaran Wonoka Formation, South Australia. (Undergraduate Dissertation, University of Adelaide).
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83134380
  • Email: alexander.corrick@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson Laboratories, floor 1
  • Room: 1 10
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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