School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Linda Kirstein

Linda A. Kirstein


Earth Science Co-ordinator

Degree Program Convenor Geology

Degree Program Convenor Geology & Physical Geography

Senior lecturer

    Grant Institute
    School of GeoSciences
    The University of Edinburgh
    James Hutton Road Road
    Edinburgh EH9 3FE
    Tel: +44 (0)131 6504838
    Fax: +44 (0)131 6683184

Comments or questions about my work are always welcome - please email me


I am a multi-disciplinary  Earth Scientist applying geochemistry and petrology techniques to investigating fundamental questions regarding the origin and evolution of rocks at all levels (from shallow surface to deep mantle) in the Earth system. Within the School of GeoSciences my research spans the Global Change and Earth and Planetary Science research groups.


Research Interests

  • Coupling the deep (mantle) and shallow (surface) parts of the Earth System
  • Linking erosion, transport and the sediment record
  • Flux at subduction zones using geochemical tracers
  • Exhumation of active orogens
  • Low temperature thermochronometers and their applications
    See Publications for further information