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Azadi, S; Foulkes, M, ; (2015) The phase diagram of solid hydrogen at high pressure: A challenge for first principles calculations. Presented at: APS March Meeting 2015, San Antonio, Texas.


Bogush, A; Stegemann, JA; Wood, I; Roy, A; (2015) Element composition and mineralogical characterisation of air pollution control residue from UK energy-from-waste facilities. Waste Management , 36 pp. 119-129. 10.1016/j.wasman.2014.11.017.

Bogush, A; Stegemann, JA; Wood, I; Roy, A; (2015) Element composition and mineralogical characterisation of air pollution control residue from UK energy-from-waste facilities. Waste Manag , 36 119 - 129. 10.1016/j.wasman.2014.11.017. Green open access

Brantut, N; Viesca, RC; (2015) Earthquake nucleation in intact or healed rocks. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH , 120 (1) 191 - 209. 10.1002/2014JB011518. Green open access

Brusatte, SL; Butler, RJ; Barrett, PM; Carrano, MT; Evans, DC; Lloyd, GT; Mannion, PD; (2015) The extinction of the dinosaurs. Biological Reviews , 90 (2) pp. 628-642. 10.1111/brv.12128.

Bubeck, A; Wilkinson, M; Roberts, GP; Cowie, PA; McCaffrey, KJW; Phillips, R; Sammonds, P; (2015) The tectonic geomorphology of bedrock scarps on active normal faults in the Italian Apennines mapped using combined ground penetrating radar and terrestrial laser scanning. GEOMORPHOLOGY , 237 pp. 38-51. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.011.


Cagney, N; Lithgow-Bertelloni, C; Newsome, WH; Cotel, A; Hart, SR; Whitehead, JA; (2015) Temperature and velocity measurements of a rising thermal plume. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 16 (3) 579 - 599. 10.1002/2014GC005576.

Chandler, M; (2015) A Fracture Mechanics Study of an Anisotropic Shale. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

Colbourn, T; Gideon, J; Groce, N; Heinrich, M; Kelman, I; Kett, M; Koch, R; (2015) Human health. In: Waage, J and Yap, C, (eds.) Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development. (29 - 36). Ubiquity Press: London. Green open access


Ding, Y; Xiao, B; (2015) Thermal expansion tensors, Gruneisen parameters and phonon velocities of bulk MT2 (M = W and Mo; T = S and Se) from first principles calculations. RSC ADVANCES , 5 (24) pp. 18391-18400. 10.1039/c4ra16966b.


Feng, Y; Chen, J; Alfè, D; Li, X-Z; Wang, E; (2015) Nuclear quantum effects on the high pressure melting of dense lithium. The Journal of Chemical Physics , 142 (6) , Article 064506. 10.1063/1.4907752. Green open access

Fortes, AD; (2015) Crystal structures of deuterated sodium molybdate dihydrate and sodium tungstate dihydrate from time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online , 71 (7) pp. 799-806. 10.1107/S2056989015011354. Green open access

French, M; Alem, N; (2015) Community vulnerability to water quality and availability issues in a mining area of the Lake Poopó Basin, Bolivian Altiplano.


Galasso, C; Stillmaker, K; Eltit, C; Kanvinde, A; (2015) Probabilistic demand and fragility assessment of welded column splices in steel moment frames. EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING & STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS , 44 (11) pp. 1823-1840. 10.1002/eqe.2557.

Godwal, BK; Gonzalez-Cataldo, F; Verma, AK; Stixrude, L; Jeanloz, R; (2015) Stability of iron crystal structures at 0.3-1.5 TPa. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS , 409 299 - 306. 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.056.

Graziano, G; (2015) The Role of van der Waals Interactions and Nuclear Quantum Effects in Soft Layered Materials. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).


Hagino, K; Young, JR; Bown, PR; Godrijan, J; Kulhanek, DK; Kogame, K; Horiguchi, T; (2015) Re-discovery of a "living fossil" coccolithophore from the coastal waters of Japan and Croatia. Marine Micropaleontology , 116 28 - 37. 10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.01.002.

Harris, JK; Cousins, CR; Gunn, M; Grindrod, PM; Barnes, D; Crawford, IA; Cross, RE; (2015) Remote detection of past habitability at Mars-analogue hydrothermal alteration terrains using an ExoMars Panoramic Camera emulator. ICARUS , 252 pp. 284-300. 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.02.004.

Hernandez, JA; Vocadlo, L; Wood, IG; (2015) High pressure stability of the monosilicides of cobalt and the platinum group elements. JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS , 626 pp. 375-380. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.11.179.

Hernández, ER; Brodholt, J; Alfè, D; (2015) Structural, vibrational and thermodynamic properties of MgSiO and MgSiO minerals from first-principles simulations. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors , 240 (March 2015) 1 - 24. 10.1016/j.pepi.2014.10.007. Green open access

Holmström, E; Stixrude, L; (2015) Spin crossover in ferropericlase from first-principles molecular dynamics. Phys Rev Lett , 114 (11) 117202-.


Jeandel, C; Oelkers, EH; (2015) The influence of terrigenous particulate material dissolution on ocean chemistry and global element cycles. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY , 395 pp. 50-66. 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.12.001.

Jimenez Berrocoso, A; Huber, BT; MacLeod, KG; Petrizzo, MR; Lees, JA; Wendler, I; Coxall, H; (2015) The Lindi Formation (upper Albian-Coniacian) and Tanzania Drilling Project Sites 36-40 (Lower Cretaceous to Paleogene): Lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and chemostratigraphy. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES , 101 282 - 308. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.09.017.

Jones, EJW; McMechan, GA; Zeng, X; (2015) Seismic evidence for crustal underplating beneath a large igneous province: The Sierra Leone Rise, equatorial Atlantic. Marine Geology , 365 (C) pp. 52-60. 10.1016/j.margeo.2015.03.008. Green open access


Kelman, I; (2015) Difficult decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under climate change. Earth's Future , 3 (4) 133 - 142. 10.1002/2014EF000278. Green open access

Kelman, I; Burns, TR; des Johansson, NM; (2015) Islander innovation: A research and action agenda on local responses to global issues. Journal of Marine and Island Cultures , 4 (1) pp. 34-41. 10.1016/j.imic.2015.04.001. Gold open access

Kelman, I; Gaillard, JC; Mercer, J; (2015) Climate Change's Role in Disaster Risk Reduction's Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science , 6 (1) pp. 21-27. 10.1007/s13753-015-0038-5. Green open access

Kelman, I; Lewis, J; Gaillard, JC; Mercer, J; (2015) Island contributions to disaster research. Global Environment , 8 (1) pp. 16-37. 10.3197/ge.2015.080102. Green open access


Li, G; Tian, Y; Kohn, BP; Sandiford, M; Xu, Z; Cai, Z; (2015) Cenozoic low temperature cooling history of the Northern Tethyan Himalaya in Zedang, SE Tibet and its implications. Tectonophysics , 643 pp. 80-93. 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.12.014.

Lu, P; Konishi, H; Oelkers, E; Zhu, C; (2015) Coupled alkali feldspar dissolution and secondary mineral precipitation in batch systems: 5. Results of K-feldspar hydrolysis experiments. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry , 34 (1) pp. 1-12. 10.1007/s11631-014-0029-z.


Martins, A; (2015) Hydrogen and Helium at Conditions of Giant Planet Interiors. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London). Green open access

Matthewman, R; Court, RW; Crawford, IA; Jones, AP; Joy, KH; Sephton, MA; (2015) The Moon as a recorder of organic evolution in the early solar system: a lunar regolith analog study. Astrobiology , 15 (2) pp. 154-168. 10.1089/ast.2014.1217.

Mavromatis, V; Bundeleva, IA; Shirokova, LS; Millo, C; Pokrovsky, OS; Benezeth, P; Ader, M; (2015) The continuous re-equilibration of carbon isotope compositions of hydrous Mg carbonates in the presence of cyanobacteria. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY , 404 pp. 41-51. 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.016.

Mitchell, TM; Smith, SAF; Anders, MH; Di Toro, G; Nielsen, S; Cavallo, A; Beard, AD; (2015) Catastrophic emplacement of giant landslides aided by thermal decomposition: Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 411 , Article C. 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.051. Green open access

Muir, JMR; Brodholt, JP; (2015) Elastic properties of ferropericlase at lower mantle conditions and its relevance to ULVZs. Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 417 pp. 40-48. 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.02.023. Green open access


Osborne, TH; McArthur, JM; Sidkar, PK; Santini, JM; (2015) Isolation of an Arsenate-Respiring Bacterium from a Redox Front in an Arsenic-Polluted Aquifer in West Bengal, Bengal Basin. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington) , 49 (7) 4193 - 4199. 10.1021/es504707x. Green open access


Parisi, L; Ferreira, AMG; Capdeville, Y; (2015) Validity domain of the Born approximation for seismic waveform modelling in realistic 3-D Earth structure. Geophysical Journal International , 200 (2) pp. 908-914. 10.1093/gji/ggu446.

Parker, WD; Umrigar, CJ; Alfe, D; Petruzielo, FR; Hennig, RG; Wilkins, JW; (2015) Comparison of polynomial approximations to speed up planewave-based quantum Monte Carlo calculations. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS , 287 pp. 77-87. 10.1016/j.jcp.2015.01.037.

Parry, SA; Hodson, ME; Kemp, SJ; Oelkers, EH; (2015) The surface area and reactivity of granitic soils: I. Dissolution rates of primary minerals as a function of depth and age deduced from field observations. GEODERMA , 237 pp. 21-35. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.08.004.

Patruno, S; Triantaphyllou, MV; Erba, E; Dimiza, MD; Bottini, C; Kaminski, MA; (2015) The Barremian and Aptian stepwise development of the 'Oceanic Anoxic Event 1a' (OAE 1a) crisis: Integrated benthic and planktic high-resolution palaeoecology along the Gorgo a Cerbara stratotype section (Umbria-Marche Basin, Italy). PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY , 424 pp. 147-182. 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.01.031.

Pears, MIB; (2015) Stall and Collapse in Mantle Plumes: An experimental and numerical fluid dynamics perspective. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

Pescaroli, G; (2015) Report on the interaction between resilience and vulnerability in cascading crisis situations - Deliverable 2.3. FORTRESS Project

Pescaroli, G; Alexander, D.E., ; (2015) A definition of cascading disasters and cascading effects: Going beyond the “toppling dominos” metaphor. Planet@Risk , 3 (1) 58 - 67.

Pescaroli, G; Magni, M; (2015) Flood warnings in coastal areas: how do experience and information influence responses to alert services? Natural Hazards and Earth System Science , 15 (4) 703 - 714. 10.5194/nhess-15-703-2015. Green open access

Platt, JD; Brantut, N; Rice, JR; (2015) Strain localization driven by thermal decomposition during seismic shear. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth , 120 (6) pp. 4405-4433. 10.1002/2014JB011493. Green open access


Scotchman, JI; Bown, P; Pickering, KT; BouDagher-Fadel, M; Bayliss, NJ; Robinson, SA; (2015) A new age model for the middle Eocene deep-marine Ainsa Basin, Spanish Pyrenees. Earth-Science Reviews , 144 pp. 10-22. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.11.006. Green open access

Seymour-Pierce, AI; (2015) High speed ice friction and its application to the winter sport of skeleton. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

Shamsudduha, M; Taylor, RG; Chandler, RE; (2015) A generalized regression model of arsenic variations in the shallow groundwater of Bangladesh. Water Resources Research , 51 (1) pp. 685-703. 10.1002/2013WR014572.

Sigfusson, B; Gislason, SR; Matter, JM; Stute, M; Gunnlaugsson, E; Gunnarsson, I; Aradottir, ES; (2015) Solving the carbon-dioxide buoyancy challenge: The design and field testing of a dissolved CO2 injection system. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL , 37 pp. 213-219. 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.02.022.

Sobradelo, R; Marti, J; Kilburn, C; Lopez, C; (2015) Probabilistic approach to decision-making under uncertainty during volcanic crises: retrospective application to the El Hierro (Spain) 2011 volcanic crisis. NATURAL HAZARDS , 76 (2) pp. 979-998. 10.1007/s11069-014-1530-8. Green open access


Tian, Y; Kohn, BP; Hu, S; Gleadow, AJW; (2015) Synchronous fluvial response to surface uplift in the eastern Tibetan Plateau: Implications for crustal dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters , 42 (1) 29 - 35. 10.1002/2014GL062383.


Upadhyaya, AK; (2015) Conceptualizing and Contextualizing Research and Policy for Links between Climate Change and Migration. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management , 7 (3) pp. 394-417. 10.1108/IJCCSM-05-2014-0058. Green open access


Vermeesch, P; Balco, G; Blard, P-H; Dunai, TJ; Kober, F; Niedermann, S; Shuster, DL; (2015) Interlaboratory comparison of cosmogenic Ne-21 in quartz. QUATERNARY GEOCHRONOLOGY , 26 pp. 20-28. 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.11.009.

von Strandmann, PAEP; Dohmen, R; Marschall, HR; Schumacher, JC; Elliott, T; (2015) Extreme Magnesium Isotope Fractionation at Outcrop Scale Records the Mechanism and Rate at which Reaction Fronts Advance. JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY , 56 (1) 33 - 58. 10.1093/petrology/egu070.

von Strandmann, PAEP; Henderson, GM; (2015) The Li isotope response to mountain uplift. GEOLOGY , 43 (1) pp. 67-70. 10.1130/G36162.1.


Zahedi, E; Xiao, B; (2015) DFT study of structural, elastic properties and thermodynamic parameters of Bi2S3 under hydrostatic pressures. COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE , 101 pp. 301-312. 10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.02.005.

Zhang, P; Cohen, RE; Haule, K; (2015) Effects of electron correlations on transport properties of iron at Earth's core conditions. Nature , 517 (7536) pp. 605-607. 10.1038/nature14090.

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