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Theme 3 Members

*Theme Leader is: Finlo Cottier*


Name; Institution Research Interests
Dmitry Aleynik; SAMSResearch Associate in Physical Oceanography
Philip Anderson; SAMSMarine technology.
Tim Arnold; EdinburghResearch to improve our understanding of the sources of greenhouse gases.
Riccardo Arosio; SAMSThe Hebrides Ice Stream (HIS) and the deglaciation of the Hebrides shelf and Firth of Lorn, western Scotland, UK.
Philippa Ascough; SUERCMy research interests cover a wide range of topics within global biogeochemical cycles, with a focus upon palaeoenvironmental science. My particular interests include radiocarbon (14C) dynamics within marine and terrestrial systems over extended timescales, and the influence of production mechanisms and subsequent environmental conditions upon cycling of ‘Black Carbon’ in natural environments.
William Austin; St Andrews Quaternary Environmental Change; North West European Shelf Sea Palaeoceanography; Tephrachronology and Radiocarbon Dating; Benthic Foraminifera as palaeoenvironmental indicators; Holocene and modern day dynamics of benthic foraminifera from the Celtic Sea.
Ibrahim Ben Amr; Aberdeen Marine megafauna, population dynamics, impacts of human activities on marine organisms.
Doug Benn ; St AndrewsDebris covered glaciers; climate change; glacier lake outburst flood risk; glaciation of the Everest region, Snowball Earth hypothesis; Glacier modelling
Rob Bingham;EdinburghGlaciers & Ice Sheets; Linking Glaciology to Landscape, Geology & Geomorphology; Antarctica and the High Arctic; Ice radar and radio-echo sounding; Cryospheric geophysics; Ice sheet / ocean interactions; Ice dynamics and hydrology.
Paul Bishop;GlasgowCenozoic landscape evolution; Holocene environments and people in the tropics.
Andrew Black; DundeePhysical hydrology; The impacts of hydrological change; Hydrometry
Massimo Bollasina; EdinburghThe overarching goal of my research is to shed light on mechanisms and physical processes controlling (past and future, observed and simulated) changes in regional hydroclimate at seasonal to interdecadal time scales (and beyond).
Adrian Boyce; SUERCSenior Research Fellow, NERC Isotope Community Support Facility.
Tom Bradwell; StirlingGeoscientist specialising in Quaternary geology & geomorphology in terrestrial & marine settings.
Thomas Brown; SAMS My interests are centred around the development of IP25 and related HBIs.
Bianca Cavazzin; Glasgow Paleotemperature change in the drought-prone Canadian Prairies.
Frazer Christie;EdinburghConstraining Ice, Ocean & Climate interaction in the Bellinghausen sea sector of West Antarctica.
Irena Connon; DundeeSocial Anthropology, my research focuses on the human impacts of responses to environmental disasters.
Finlo Cottier; SAMSPhysical oceanography; oceans and seas of the Arctic and the Antarctic; shallow, coastal seas of the Arctic, particularly in the waters north of Norway;
Greg Cowie; EdinburghBiogeochemistry; organic geochemistry; biomarker applications in modern and palaeoenvironmental settings; organic matter cycling and preservation in marine sediments; studies of natural and pollutant organic compounds in marine and terrestrial environments.
Tom Cowton; EdinburghResearch is focussed on the processes occuring at the bed and marine boundaries of ice sheets and the implications of these processes.
Kirsty Crocket; SAMS Continent-ocean chemical fluxes, Glacial/interglacial changes in Atlantic ocean circulation, High latitude biogeochemical cycles & Isotope geochemistry.
Stuart Cunningham; SAMSPhysical Oceanography & Theme Leader for MASTS: Marine Systems & dynamics.
Gordon Curry; GlasgowDevelopment of a comprehensive digital (WWW) resource for biodiversity research;Isotope geochemistry
Maggie Cusack; Glasgow Biomineralisation; Interdisciplinary research including interpretation of climate proxies, material properties of biominerals, organic-inorganic interactions in synthetic crystal growth and detailed crystallography.
Andrew Dale; SAMSPhysical Oceanography - modelling and observations. Physical processes in coastal, shelf and shelf-edge environments, with a particular focus on the mechanisms of horizontal dispersion and the biological impacts of this dispersion
Kate Darling; EdinburghMolecular evolution, speciation, biogeography and ecology of planktonic foraminifers. Enhancement of Palaeoceanographic proxies.
Damon Davies; EdinburghGlaciology - "The nature and dynamics of ice stream beds: assessing their role in ice-sheet stability".
Sue Dawson; DundeeHolocene sea-level change, coastal and climate change, tsunami sedimentation and diatom biostratigraphy.
Ruth Doherty; EdinburghCoupled climate and atmospheric chemistry modelling; Climate variability; Climate change and variability effects on ecosystems and their uncertainty
Alex Douglas; Aberdeen My research predominantly uses genomic and statistical approaches to understand the genetic basis of an organism's response to its environment.
Lewis Drysdale; SAMS Arctic Fjords:simplified modelling and the role of freshwater.
Robert Duck; DundeePhysical sedimentology and environmental geology/geophysics; Sedimentation and hydrodynamics in lacustrine, coastal and estuarine environments; Sediment flux and provenance determination
Robert Ellam; SUERCIgneous petrogenesis and mantle geochemistry; Climate records from annually-banded carbonates; Crustal fluids and fluid-rock interaction; Environmental geochemistry; Sr isotope stratigraphy, oceanography and hydrology
Richard Essery; EdinburghHigh-resolution atmospheric modelling, land-atmosphere interactions, micrometeorology, snow hydrology.
Susan Fitzer; Glasgow'Biomineralisation: protein and mineral response of Mytilis edulis to ocean acidification'.
Verity Flett; DundeeGlacier & Hydrological modelling - Iceland.
Charlotte Francoz; GlasgowAssessing Saltmarsh Resilience in a changing climate.
Neil Fraser; SAMSImpact of variable ocean/shelf exchange on glacial dynamics in SE Greenland.
Alexandre Gagnon; West of Scotland Vulnerability to climate change and assessment of adaptive capacity;
Raja Ganeshram; EdinburghApplication of stable isotope and trace metal techniques to problems in marine geochemistry and palaeo-oceanography
Stefan Gary; SAMSLarge-scale ocean circulation, variability and observations of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and the deep ocean.
Daniel Goldberg; EdinburghGeophysical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Glaciology, Ice-Ocean interaction, Numerical methods.
Jefferson Gomes; Aberdeen Self-adaptive computational methods; Multiphase compositional porous media flow (reservoir simulation); Safety assessment for nuclear systems (severe accident modelling); Atmospheric modelling.
Noel Gourmelen; EdinburghMy research interests are effect of climate change on the cryosphere, seismic cycle, magmatic unrest, reservoir dynamic, and radar interferometry.
David Green; Aberdeen UAVs - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (DIP) - Cartography and Digital Mapping - Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Fabricio Guaman; St Andrews Quantification of the effects of ocean acidification on benthic foraminifera.
Jim Hansom; GlasgowGeomorphology; Coastal processes, forms and evolution; Polar environmental change and its management.
Gabi Hegerl; EdinburghClimate modelling and climate observation; Climate diagnostics and statistical climatology; variability and changes in climatic extremes, Constraining future climate change; the use of proxy data to study climate variability and change during the last millennium.
Andy Hein; EdinburghThe application of cosmogenic nuclides to surface exposure age dating.
Sian Henley; EdinburghMarine biogeochemistry; with a particular emphasis on carbon and nitrogen dynamics, stable and radiocarbon isotope geochemistry.
Natalie Hicks; SAMSEnvironmental change, predominantly ocean acidification but also increasing temperature, on marine benthic systems.
Loic Houpert; SAMSI am involved in the planning and execution of the UK mooring and glider program used to measure volume, heat and salt flux in the eastern gyre.
John Howe; SAMS Bottom-current influenced sedimentation in the deep-sea; Fjordic and shelf sea glaciomarine sediments and records of rapid climate change; Seabed mapping of modern and ancestral depositional processes; High-latitude margins
Nick Hulton; EdinburghGlacial modelling; glaciology; climate change; high performance computing; Geographical Information Science.
Mark Inall; SAMSInternal wave generation by tidal flow over topography; Deep Sea (Wyville-Thomson Ridge); Shelf Sea (Malin Shelf, Iberian Shelf) and Coastal (NW European and Arctic fjords); Internal wave energy decay and associated vertical mixing in all these environments.
Clare Johnson; SAMSPhysical & chemical oceanography of the subpolar North Atlantic.
David Jolley; AberdeenA palynologist with extensive experience of multidisiplinary palaeoecological and palaeoclimate studies both in Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Simon Jung; EdinburghLecturer in Palaeoceanography.
Susan Mwila Kabwe; UWSA risk based approach to water resource management in urban Zambia under a changing climate.
Nick Kamenos;GlasgowClimate change and marine ecosystems; Climatic and ecological proxies for the Holocene; Fisheries and marine ecosystems; Ecosystem service provision
Dick Kroon; EdinburghRegius Professor of Geology; Head of Scientific and Technical Services; Degree Programme Convenor, Geology.
Martin Lee; GlasgowDevelopments in electron microscopy; Mineral and rock weathering; Feldspar mineralogy and its uses; Biomineralization; Extraterrestrial materials
Christopher Lyon; Dundee Research explores and develops the social concept of power as it relates to resilience thinking and practice.
John MacDonald; GlasgowResearch uses isotopic meathods, primarily clumped isotopes, which are temperature proxies.
Jill McColl; GlasgowClimate variability over the past 1000 years in Japan; a multi-biomarker approach.
Robert McCulloch; StirlingLecturer in Environmental Geography.
Professor Colin McInnes; Glasgow My research interests cover the broad application of mathematical modelling to a range of problems in Engineering Science including: Astrodynamics, Swarming systems, Smart Structures & Macro-engineering.
Andy McLeod; EdinburghGlobal environmental change; environmental sustainability; impacts on stratospheric ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation on ecosystems; air pollution; climate change; environmental change and sustainability
Dmitri Mauquoy; AberdeenLong-term climate and environmental change; Geochronologies; Palaeoecology; Holocene climate change; Pollen/non-pollen microfossil, plant macrofossil and testate amoebae analyses.
Richard Middlemiss; Glasgow Research involves the development of cheap, miniaturised gravity sensors that could be used for monitoring volcanoes.
Anuschka Miller; SAMSI have a scientific background in climate relevant biogases, but for the past decade have been specialising in communicating marine science to different audiences. I have a particular interest in environmental communication.
Coralie Mills; ST AndrewsResearcher on the NERC-funded SCOT2K native pine dendrochronology project. SCOT2K aims to build a 2000 year native pine tree-ring record for Scotland, for multiple objectives including climate reconstruction and cultural heritage applications.
John Moncrieff; EdinburghLand-atmosphere exchange of radiately active gases (CO2 and CH4); transport and diffusion in the Planetary Boundary Layer.
Alexis Moyer; Edinburgh Investigating tidewater glacier and iceberg submarine melt rates in Greenland fjords.
Graham Muir; SUERCEnvironmental radioactivity: The application of natural (uranium decay series) and anthropogenic radionuclides (14C, 137Cs, 241Am etc.) as analogues of geochemical rates and processes in marine and coastal ecosystems; e.g. 14C distribution, geochemistry and fate in coastal UK water and uptake-transfer processes by biota.
Francois Muller; UHISurface Active Substances in Inshore Waters of North Scotland.
Larissa Naylor; GlasgowInterests include the fields of biogeomorphology, rock weathering and coastal erosion, management and climate change impacts.
Caroline Nichol; EdinburghThe use of multi scale remote sensing (ground, airborne and satellite) for detecting seasonal changes in photosynthesis, light use efficiency and stress
Peter Nienow; EdinburghGlacial processes and in particular, glacier hydrology, ice dynamics and their links under a variety of climate change forcing scenarios.
Paul Palmer; EdinburghProfessor of Quantitative Earth Observation.
Eva Panagiotakopulu; EdinburghLecturer in Palaeoecology.
Danni Pearce; AberdeenCurrently working on reconstructing the geometric changes of Kangiata Nunata Sermia (KNS), the most dynamic tidewater glacier in SW Greenland, over the last 1000 years using a multi-proxy approach.
Ramon Pellitero-Ondicol; AberdeenGlacial and periglaciar geomorphology, geomorphological cartography & GIS
Elizabeth Petrie; GlasgowMy research interests relate to understanding the movement of water around the world, particularly changes that affect sea-level.
Laetitia Pichevin; EdinburghNitrogen isotopes, marine nutrient inventory, abrupt climate change, silicon isotopes
Graham Pierce; AberdeenMy current research concerns aspects of marine biology, ecology, conservation and fisheries.
Julien Plancq; GlasgowI use organic geochemistry and micropalaeontology as tools to understand how the Earth system responds to climate change, mostly using Holocene marine sediments, but also sediments dating back to the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Marie Porter; SAMSMy research focuses around how variability in the circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean is able to influence the behaviour of glaciers in the pan – Atlantic region.
Hugh Pumphrey; EdinburghMicrowave limb sounding; developing techniques for the UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) and the EOS AURA satellite
Zermina Qayyum; UWS Geospatial analysis of climate change vulnerability in South Asia using Remote Sensing.
Brian Quinn; UWS Lecturer in Ecotoxicology.
Alison Reeves; DundeeWater quality: Sediment fingerprinting; Use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study oil binding in sediments; Changes to EU legislation regarding the aquatic environment; Water resource management and environmental impact assessment
Angela Roberts; St AndrewsBenthic Foraminifera in the NE Atlantic (Palaeoceanography).
Kathryn Schoenrock; GlasgowResearch focuses on the ecology and physiology of polar marine organisms.
Christian Schroeder; Stirling The (bio)geochemical iron cycle and how it is linked to the cycling of other elements such as carbon, sulphur and phosphorus.
Beth Scott; AberdeenI conduct multi-disciplinary research using my expertise in marine ecology, oceanography and fisheries sciences.
Charlotte Slaymark; GlasgowDevelopment and the application of biomarkers for climate change in the United Kingdom for the last glacial-interglacial transition and early Holocene.
Craig Smeaton; St AndrewsLong-term perspective on the cycling and storage of carbon in Scottish coastal waters (from source to sink).
Donald Slater; EdinburghInvestigating controls on flow variability in Greenland tidewater glaciers.
Crystal Smiley; GlasgowUnderstanding seasonal North Atlantic climatic variabilty over the recent Holocene.
David Stevenson; EdinburghAtmospheric chemistry modelling; Interaction between air pollution and climate change.
Tyler Stevenson; AberdeenResearch focus is on biological rhythms and the impact of climate factors on genetic, physiological and behavioural timing in algae & animals.
Timothy Stojanovic; St AndrewsLecturer in Sustainable Development.
Andrew Tedstone; Edinburgh'Hydrological controls on diurnal ice flow variability in a Greenland outlet glacier' (Leverett Glacier, west Greenland).
Yit Arn Teh; AberdeenSenior Lecturer in Soil Biogeochemistry.
Simon Tett; EdinburghMethods to reconstruct past climate from paleo and instrumental data; Modelling future climate; The quantitative analysis of models and observations of climate change in order to constrain the future.
Alex Thomas; EdinburghLecturer in GeoSciences.
Jaime Toney; GlasgowI use organic geochemistry as a tool to understand how the Earth system responds to climate change.
Sandy Tudhope; EdinburghTropical climate variability and change; growth of recent corals and coral reefs; stable isotope and trace element chemistry of coral skeletons; Quaternary palaeoenvironments; carbonate sediment production, transport and deposition.
Thomas Wade; EdinburghAirborne GeoScience.
Meriwether Wilson; EdinburghConservation and sustainable development of marine-coastal ecosystems and governance across transboundary, international scales and contexts.
Deborah Wood; StirlingLinking carbon and iron cycles by investigating transport, fate and mineralogy of iron-bearing colloids from peat-draining rivers - Scotland as model for high-latitude rivers.