Richard Lewis

Mr Richard Lewis

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


Richard Lewis is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences. His research is focused on understanding ecological change in response to climate and anthropogenic variables across Queensland. He is reconstructing palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental histories from sedimentary deposits using a combination of dating techniques, geochemistry and multi-proxy analysis.

Australian Government Research Training Scholarship.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Research Portal grant (proposal AP12402). Brown Lake: A keystone for understanding long-term dust signals across southeast Queensland and its relationship with continent wide aridificaiton?, R. Lewis, L. Arnold, M. Mariani, P. Gadd, G. Jacobsen, 2020.

CRC LEME Regolith Science Scholarship. R.J. Lewis, Evaluating the effects of landscape evolution using luminescence and geochemical techniques in sedimentary deposits in Queensland, 2019.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Research Portal grant (proposal AP11643). Do the lacustrine sediments from subtropical Australia Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island, show increased aeolian activity during the Last Glacial Maximum? L.J. Arnold, G. Jacobsen, R. Lewis., M. Mariani, J. Tibby, 2018.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Research Portal grant (proposal AP11411). Using terrigenous sediment and dust to understand North Stradbroke Island’s palaeoenvironment during the late Pleistocene. L.J. Arnold, G. Jacobsen, J. Tibby, R. Lewis. 2018.

Richard has worked as a sessional demonstrator for first, second and third-year earth science courses:

  • Palaeontology and Geochronology [PALAEO 3005]
  • Geochemistry [GEOLOGY 2505]
  • Building a Habitable Planet [GEOLOGY 1103]
  • Earth's Interior [GEOLOGY 1100]
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Australian Coastal Society Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member University of Adelaide Palaeontologist Society Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA) Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Adelaide University Sciences Association Australia
  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Email: richard.lewis@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson Laboratories, floor 1
  • Room: 1 10
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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