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Dr. KHAN, Nicole

Dr. KHAN, Nicole

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 3917 1454
  • Room 328, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching area

  • Natural hazards and mitigation
  • Coastal systems

Research Interest

  • Coastal processes 
  • Sea-level change
  • Environmental change
  • Climate change


  • Khan, N.S., Horton, B.P. Engelhart, S.E., Rovere, A., Vacchi, M., Ashe, E.L., Törnqvist, T.E., Dutton, A., Hijma, M.P., Shennan, I., 2019. Inception of a global atlas of sea levels since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • Khan, N.S., Ashe, E., Horton, B.P., Dutton, A., Kopp, R.E., Brocard, G., Engelhart, S.E., Hill, D.F., Peltier, W.R., Vane, C.H. and Scatena, F.N., 2017. Drivers of Holocene sea-level change in the Caribbean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 155, pp.13-36.
  • Khan, N.S., Ashe, E., Shaw, T.A., Vacchi, M., Walker, J., Peltier, W.R., Kopp, R.E. and Horton, B.P., 2015. Holocene relative sea-level changes from near-, intermediate-, and far-field locations. Current Climate Change Reports, 1(4), pp.247-262.
  • Khan, N.S., Vane, C.H. and Horton, B.P., 2015. Stable carbon isotope and C/N geochemistry of coastal wetland sediments as a sea‐level indicator. Handbook of Sea‐Level Research, pp.295-311.
  • Falcini, F., Khan, N.S., Macelloni, L., Horton, B.P., Lutken, C.B., McKee, K.L., Santoleri, R., Colella, S., Li, C., Volpe, G. and D’Emidio, M., 2012. Linking the historic 2011 Mississippi River flood to coastal wetland sedimentation. Nature Geoscience, 5(11), p.803.