Associate Professor Erick Bestland

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (313)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Erick is originally from the States (USA). Completed undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Geoscience in 1982. Completed Ph.D. in geoscience from the University of Oregon in 1990 (Paleoenvironments of Miocene Ape Fossil Sites in Western Kenya). Post doctoral position at University of Oregon researching the Eocene-Oligocene transition in a field based project in the canyonlands of central Oregon (1991-1995). Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (1996-1998). Post doctoral Associate at Idaho State University (hydrogeology) (1998-1999). Arrived Flinders University in 1999.
BSc Geoscience, University of Wisconsin Madison
MSc Geoscience, University of Oregon
Ph.D. Geoscience, University of Oregon
Teaching interests
My teaching interests are broad and cover many different areas of geoscience. I focus on soil formation, weathering, biogeochemical cycles, landscape evolution, climate change and past climate change (from ice cores and deep sea cores), the carbon cycle, stable isotopes in geochemistry and hydrochemistry.
Topic coordinator
EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences
EASC3732 Geologic Processes
Topic lecturer
EASC2702 Global Climate Change
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Hydrochemistry (1)