Haydon Mort

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Dr Haydon Mort is a British geoscientist, geoscience communicator and geography teacher. He fronts the social media platform, Geologize.

Early life and education[edit]

Mort was born in 1980 in Liskeard, Cornwall, to Kathryn and Malcolm. He has one older brother Stephen. He attended St Martin's CofE School and Liskeard School and Community College. Originally interested in studying astronomy, he opted for geology after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1996.

Mort attended the University of Plymouth where he obtained his Bachelors in Science (BSc) and Master of Research (MRes) with distinction in 2001. He moved to Neuchâtel, Switzerland where he undertook his doctorate entitled "Biogeochemical Changes during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (OAE2)".[1] Mort's research provided the first clear empirical evidence that positive feedbacks drove oceanic productivity in the Cretaceous ocean [2][3][4]. He moved to Utrecht, The Netherlands, to undertake work on modern biogeochemical cycling in the Baltic and Bothnian seas.[5][6]

In 2009 Mort moved to the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil in the position of Visiting Professor. Until 2018, he occupied several roles at the university including researcher for Brazil's National Petroleum Agency and Scientific Consultant for projects in association with BP and Petrobras.

In 2018 he returned to the United Kingdom to become Head of Geography at The Park School in Somerset.


In May 2017, Mort organised a course in 'Geocommunication' in collaboration with Prof. Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth lecturer and BBC Science presenter. Stewart encouraged Mort to establish an online presence to popularise the geosciences. In August 2017 Geologize was launched on YouTube. In March 2019, Geologize migrated to Instagram and quickly grew in popularity. Geologize seeks to use storytelling and everyday events as analogies for geoscientific processes [7][8][9][10].

In his Geologize role, Mort has been invited to contribute to The Geological Society of London's blog[11] and several guest blogs[12], talks and lectures.


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  1. Mort, H. P. 2007. Biogeochemical Changes during the Cenomanian-Turonian Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE 2). Doctorate thesis. University of Neuchâtel. Superviser Adatte.T.
  2. Mort, Haydon P.; Adatte, Thierry; Föllmi, Karl B.; Keller, Gerta; Steinmann, Philipp; Matera, Virginie; Berner, Zsolt; Stüben, Doris (2007). "Phosphorus and the roles of productivity and nutrient recycling during oceanic anoxic event 2". Geology. 35 (6): 483. doi:10.1130/G23475A.1. ISSN 0091-7613.
  3. Mort, Haydon P.; Adatte, Thierry; Keller, Gerta; Bartels, David; Föllmi, Karl B.; Steinmann, Philipp; Berner, Zsolt; Chellai, E.H. (October 2008). "Organic carbon deposition and phosphorus accumulation during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 in Tarfaya, Morocco". Cretaceous Research. 29 (5–6): 1008–1023. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2008.05.026.
  4. Mort, Haydon; Jacquat, Olivier; Adatte, Thierry; Steinmann, Philip; Föllmi, Karl; Matera, Virginie; Berner, Zsolt; Stüben, Doris (August 2007). "The Cenomanian/Turonian anoxic event at the Bonarelli Level in Italy and Spain: enhanced productivity and/or better preservation?". Cretaceous Research. 28 (4): 597–612. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2006.09.003.
  5. Mort, Haydon P.; Slomp, Caroline P.; Gustafsson, Bo G.; Andersen, Thorbjørn J. (February 2010). "Phosphorus recycling and burial in Baltic Sea sediments with contrasting redox conditions". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 74 (4): 1350–1362. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.11.016.
  6. Slomp, Caroline P.; Mort, Haydon P.; Jilbert, Tom; Reed, Daniel C.; Gustafsson, Bo G.; Wolthers, Mariette (2013-04-23). Degryse, Patrick, ed. "Coupled Dynamics of Iron and Phosphorus in Sediments of an Oligotrophic Coastal Basin and the Impact of Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane". PLoS ONE. 8 (4): e62386. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062386. ISSN 1932-6203.
  7. The HIDDEN Geology of BOLO DE ROLO: Brazilian Rolled Cake, retrieved 2019-11-04
  8. How GEOLOGY gave DONALD TRUMP the US Presidency, retrieved 2019-11-04
  9. The SCIENCE of one of the most EXTREME Environments on Earth, retrieved 2019-11-04
  10. EPIC Pebbles: A story of continental COLLISION and VOLCANISM, retrieved 2019-11-04
  11. Mort, Haydon (2018-02-02). "A Blog 400 Million Years in the Making". Geological Society of London. Retrieved 2019-11-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Mort, Haydon (2016-10-01). "Professor Haydon Mort on Paleoceanography: A Day in the GeoLife Series". Rock-Head Sciences. Retrieved 2019-11-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)