Earth System Science - From Crust to Core

Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, in partnership with the National Geosequestration Laboratory (CSIRO) in Australia, have identified the key challenges to using tracers for offshore monitoring, which should be the focus of future research.

Their work identified issues such as the potential lifespan of tracer chemicals over long timeframes http://www.sccs.org.uk/, tracer behaviour in marine sediments or CO2 bubble streams, possible legal constraints and environmental effects, and how best to sample the tracers.

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Geoscience and Earth Materials Science

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Geosciences

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources
  • Observation and Imaging
  • Geobiology and Geochemistry
  • Porous Media

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
Research Interest

I'm an experimental geoscientist and geochemist interested in the application of laboratory techniques and experiments to understand geological and geochemical processes. This interest includes the design, construction and implementation of novel experimental and analytical equipment and techniques.

The majority of my research has focused upon the kinetics, mechanism and isotope geochemistry of geochemical processes in low temperature to hydrothermal aqueous environments. In particular this research has focused on processes in anoxic sulfidic environments where the geochemical behaviour of metals is dominated by their reactions with sulfide. My group has published the first experimental quantifications of Fe and Cu isotope fractionation factors for the incorporation of aqueous Fe and Cu into sulfide mineral phases, and during mineral phase transformations. More recently this interst has extended in to the carbonate mineral system and to the geochemical impact of microbial processes. I also have an interest in processes associated with metalliferous mineralisation, especially in hydrothermal environments at mid-ocean ridges and processes linked to lanthanoid mineralisation.

An increasing area of interest for me is the application of x-ray microtomographic imaging to time dependent processes, and especially the new insights offered by this technique to experimental geoscience. This work utilises laboratory and synchrotron microtomography mehtods and has included the design and construction of a microtomography instrument and a variety of x-ray trasparent experimental environments to investigate fluid flow, fluid-rock reaction and deformation processes. A particular focus is the transport properties of immiscible fluids in complex carbonate porous media.

Professor of Mathematical Geoscience

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources
  • Observation and Imaging
  • Geohazards and Risk
  • Porous Media

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
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Seismics, Mathematical or Quantitative Geology, Seismology, Inverse Theory. Elicitation and herding theory.

Professor of Igneous Petrology; Earth Science 3 Course Organiser

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 8529

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
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Petrology and geochemistry of basic volcanic rocks in large igneous provinces (especially North Atlantic and Ontong Java Plateau). Nature and origin of mantle plumes. Development of X-ray fluorescence analytical techniques.

Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 6755

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources
  • Observation and Imaging
  • Geohazards and Risk
  • Porous Media

Research Institutes: 

  • Earth and Planetary Science
Professor of Lower Crustal Processes; Senior Director of Studies/School Curriculum Approval Officer

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 4839

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Earth Resources

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
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Metamorphism at high temperatures; geological development of Antarctica and Gondwana; tectonic histories of Archaean and Proterozoic shields; experimental studies of mineral and mineral-melt equilibria; geochemistry of basement terraines.

Senior Research Fellow, Ion Microprobe Facility

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 8548

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  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
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Ion Microprobe Analysis of Geological Materials; Geochemistry.

Reader in Earth Dynamics; Director of Teaching

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+ 44 (0) 131 650 4838

Research Groups: 

  • Earth System Science - From Crust to Core
  • Land Surface Dynamics

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  • Earth and Planetary Science
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The interaction of climate and tectonics on landscape evolution.

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