Research Publications

Periglacial Processes, Rock Weathering and Slopes - Learning and Teaching

Mineral Planning and Quarrying - Other Publications

 

Periglacial Processes, Rock Weathering and Slopes

Nicholson, D. T. and Nicholson, F. H. (in preparation). Recent ploughing boulder activity at low elevation in the English Lake District. North West Geography.

Nicholson, D. T. (2009). Boulder weathering processes at the margins of perennial snowpatches. Poster presented at the British Society for Geomorphology Annual Conference, University of Durham, 7-9 September, 2009. Poster pdf here.

Nicholson, D. T. (2009). Holocene microweathering rates and processes on ice-eroded bedrock, Røldal area, Hardangervidda, Norway. In: J. Knight and S. Harrison (eds). Periglacial and Paraglacial Processes and Environments. Geological Society Special Publication 320, 29-49. Buy HERE.

Nicholson, D. T. 2008. Rock control on microweathering of bedrock surfaces in a periglacial environment. Geomorphology 101(4), 655-665. Abstract.

Nicholson, D. T. 2007. Evaluación del riesgo de meteorización progresiva y colapso de los taludes rocosos. In: C. L. Jimeno (ed). Ingeniería del Terreno, Ingeoter 9, Madrid, 195-244.

Nicholson, D. T. and Nicholson, F. H. 2005. Post-glacial weathering form and process in a periglacial environment, Hardanger Plateau, southern Norway. In: Etienne, S. (ed). Shifting Lands: New Insights into Periglacial Geomorphology. ESF-Sediflux Network, second conference, Clermont-Ferrand 20-22 January 2005. Coll. Géoenvironnement, Séteun, Clermont-Ferrand, 33-34.

Nicholson, D. T., Nicholson, F. H. and Webber, E. 2004. Micro-weathering processes, rates and morphology: Evidence from a high mountain plateau. Poster presented at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Kentucky, October 1-3 2004. Abstract.

Nicholson, D. T., Nicholson, F. H., Booth, F. and Wildman, J. J. 2004. Post-glacial weathering and blockstream development in a periglacial environment, Hardangervidda, southern Norway. Poster presented at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Kentucky, October 1-3 2004. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. 2004. Hazard assessment for progressive, weathering-related breakdown of excavated rockslopes. Quarterly Journal Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 37, 327-346. Abstract.

Nicholson, D. T. 2003. Breakdown mechanisms and morphology for man-made rockslopes in North West England. North West Geography 3 (1), 12-26.

Nicholson, D. T. 2003 (contributing author). In: A. S. Goudie (ed). Encyclopedia of Geomorphology. Routledge, London. Publication details.

Nicholson D. T. 2003. Assessment of excavated rockslope hazard due to progressive, weathering-related deterioration. Geophysical Research Abstracts 5, 06173.

Nicholson D. T. 2002. Quantification of rock breakdown for experimental weathering studies. In: R. Prikryl and H. Viles (eds) Understanding and Managing Stone Decay, Karolinum Press, Prague, 59-74. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. 2002. Identification of Deterioration Hazard Potential for Quarried Rockslopes. Quarry Management 29 (1), 43-52. Winner of Marston Prize for Best Technical Paper Submitted to a Branch of the Institute of Quarrying.

Nicholson D. T. 2001. Pore properties as indicators of breakdown mechanisms in experimentally weathered limestones. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 26, 819-838. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. 2001. Quantification and description of rock breakdown for experimental weathering studies (abstract) Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geologica 45 (1). Charles University, Prague. pp24.

Nicholson D. T., Lumsden, A. C. and Hencher, S. R. 2000. Excavation-induced deterioration of rockslopes. Landslides in Research, Theory and Practice (Vol 3) 1105-1110. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. and Nicholson F. H. 2000. Physical deterioration of sedimentary rocks subjected to experimental freeze-thaw weathering. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25, 1295-1307. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. 2000. Deterioration of Excavated rockslopes: Mechanisms, Morphology and Assessment. PhD thesis, University of Leeds. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. and Hencher, S. R, 1997. Assessing the potential for deterioration of engineered rockslopes. In: P. G. Marinos, G. C. Koukis, G. C. Tsiambaos, and G. C. Stournaras (eds), Engineering Geology and the Environment, Balkema, Rotterdam, 911-917. Abstract.

Nicholson D. T. and Hencher, S. R. 1996. Deterioration of quarried rockslopes in engineering time. Abstract of Applied Geoscience Symposium (poster presentation), University of Warwick, 19.

 

Learning and Teaching

Nicholson, D. T., Whalley, W. B. and Harrison, M. (in review). Preparing students for research investigation: penultimate year training for geography dissertations. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Harrison, M. E., Nicholson, D. T. and Whalley, W. B. (in review). Academic advice and guidance given to students when writing their Geography dissertation: A UK based assessment, Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Whalley, W. B., Harrison, M. E. and Nicholson, D. T. (submitted). Dissertations and assessment. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Nicholson, D. T. (2011). Embedding research in a field-based module through peer review and assessment for learning. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 35(4), 529-549.

Hill, J., Kneale, P., Nicholson, D. T., Waddington, S. and Ray, W. (2011) Re-framing the geography dissertation: a consideration of alternative, innovative and creative approaches. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 35(3), 331-349.

Nicholson, D. T., Harrison, M. E., and Whalley, W. B. (2010) Assessment criteria and standards of the geography dissertation in the UK. Planet 23, 18-24. Copy here.

Nicholson, D. T. (2009). Enhancing teaching-research links through active field-based learning and peer review. Learning and Teaching in Action 8(2). Available online at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/issue19/nicholson.php.

Nicholson, D. T. (2008). Inclusive learning and teaching practice: Feedback from d/Deaf and hard of hearing students. Learning and Teaching in Action 7(2), 34-43. Available online at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/issue16/nicholson.php.

Nicholson, D. T. (2007). Ensuring success for d/Deaf and hard of hearing students at MMU. Learning and Teaching in Action 6(3), 29-37. Available online at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/issue14/nicholson.php.

Nicholson, D. T. and Langan, A. M. (2007). Feedback and student retention. Learning and Teaching in Action 6(3), 44-50. Available online at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/issue14/langan.php.

Nicholson, D. T. (2007). Ensuring success for d/Deaf and hard of hearing students: The learning environment. Poster presented at the Ensuring Student Success conference, MMU, September 11th, 2007.

Nicholson, D. T . (2007). Inclusive learning environments for d/Deaf and hard of hearing students. Poster presented at the MMU Learning and Teaching Fellows Away Day on 22nd June 2007 .

Nicholson, D. T. (2005). The student experience. Learning and Teaching in Action Manchester Metropolitan University 4(1), 50-58.

Nicholson, D. T . (2006). Inclusive learning and teaching for d/Deaf and hard of hearings students: Preliminary findings of a survey. Poster presented at the MMU Learning and Teaching Fellows Conference on 23rd June 2006.

Nicholson, D. T. (2004). Designing flexible learning materials: Report on the April 29 th 2004 workshop led by Professor Phil Race. Learning and Teaching in Action, Manchester Metropolitan University 3(2), 46-48.

Nicholson D. T. (2002). Lecture delivery using MS PowerPoint: Staff and student perspectives at MMU. Learning and Teaching in Action, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1(2), 42-48.

Nicholson D. T. (2002). Optimal use of MS PowerPoint for teaching in the GEES disciplines. Planet 4 LTSN-GEES, 7-9.

Nicholson D. T. (2001). Computer-aided assessment as a holistic learning tool in geoscience. In: M. Danson and C. Eabry (eds) Proceedings of the 5th International Computer-Assisted Assessment Conference. Loughborough University, 2-3 July 2001, 359-369. Abstract.

 

Mineral Planning and Quarrying

Nicholson D. T. 2004. Identification, assessment and mitigation of visual impacts due to quarrying. In: M. S. Watkins and M. R. Smith (eds) Environmental Management, Institute of Quarrying, Nottingham, 129-152.

Nicholson D. T. 2002. Geology's role in quarrying and mining. Mines and Quarries 2002. McMillan Scott, Macclesfield, 41-43.

Nicholson D. T. 1995. The visual impact of quarrying. Quarry Management 22 (7), p39-42. Winner of Ruston Bucyrus Prize for Best Technical Paper Submitted to Quarry Management.

Nicholson D. T. 1991. Profile: minerals and waste planning in Cheshire. Mineral Planning 49, p30-32.

Nicholson D. T. 1989. The Role of Landscape Design in the Limestone Quarrying Industry - With Special Reference to the Mitigation of Environmental Impacts. M.LD thesis, University of Manchester, 286pp

 

Other Publications

Wager, J. F and Nicholson D. T. 1990. A regional forest park for the North West. Town and Country Planning 59 (4), p107-110