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Al-Hamdani, YS; Ma, M; Alfè, D; von Lilienfeld, OA; Michaelides, A; (2015) Communication: Water on hexagonal boron nitride from diffusion Monte Carlo. Journal of Chemical Physics , 142 p. 181101. 10.1063/1.4921106. Green open access

Alexander, DE; (2015) Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. (pp. 1-20). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Alexander, DE; (2015) Reply to a comment by Franco Gabrielli and Daniela Di Bucci: "Communicating earthquake risk to the public: the trial of the 'L'Aquila Seven'''. NATURAL HAZARDS , 75 (1) 999 - 1003. 10.1007/s11069-014-1323-0. Green open access

Alexander, DE; (2015) Disability and disaster: an overview. In: Kelman, I and Stough, L, (eds.) Disability and Disaster: Explorations and Exchanges. (pp. 15-29). Palgrave Macmillan UK: Basingstoke, UK.

Alexander, DE; (2015) Celebrity culture, entertainment values and ... disaster. In: Krüger, F and Bankoff, G and Cannon, T and Schipper, L, (eds.) Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction. (pp. 179-192). Routledge: London, UK.

Arefian, F; (2015) Organisational design and management for post disaster reconstruction programmes: the case of Bam. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

Armitage, TWK; Ridout, AL; (2015) Arctic sea ice freeboard from AltiKa and comparison with CryoSat-2 and Operation IceBridge. Geophysical Research Letters , 42 (16) pp. 6724-6731. 10.1002/2015GL064823. Green open access


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.

Burnham, AD; Thomson, AR; Bulanova, GP; Kohn, SC; Smith, CB; Walter, MJ; (2015) Stable isotope evidence for crustal recycling as recorded by superdeep diamonds. Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 432 pp. 374-380. 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.023.


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.

Cartwright-Taylor, ALG; (2015) Deformation-Induced Electric Currents in Marble Under Simulated Crustal Conditions: Non-Extensivity, Superstatistical Dynamics and Implications for Earthquake Hazard. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

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


Davies, C; Pozzo, M; Gubbins, D; Alfe, D; (2015) Constraints from material properties on the dynamics and evolution of Earth's core. Nature Geoscience , 8 (9) 678-+. 10.1038/NGEO2492.

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

Fortes, AD; (2015) Crystal structures of spinel-type Na2MoO4 and Na2WO4 revisited using neutron powder diffraction. Acta Crystallographica Section E , 71 (Pt 6) pp. 592-596. 10.1107/S2056989015008774. Green open access

Fortes, AD; (2015) X-ray powder diffraction analysis of two new magnesium selenate hydrates, MgSeO4·9H2O and MgSeO4·11H2O. Powder Diffraction , 30 (2) pp. 149-157. 10.1017/S0885715615000123. Green open access

Fortes, AD; Alfè, D; Hernández, ER; Gutmann, MJ; (2015) Structure of magnesium selenate enneahydrate, MgSeO4·9H2O, from 5 to 250 K using neutron time-of-flight Laue diffraction. Acta Crystallographica Section B , 71 (Pt 3) pp. 313-327. 10.1107/S2052520615006824. 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.

Frontalini, F; Kaminski, MA; Mikellidou, I; du Chatelet, EA; (2015) Checklist of benthic foraminifera (class Foraminifera: d'Orbigny 1826; phylum Granuloreticulosa) from Saros Bay, northern Aegean Sea: a biodiversity hotspot. MARINE BIODIVERSITY , 45 (3) pp. 549-567. 10.1007/s12526-014-0238-z.


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.

Gillan, MJ; Alfè, D; Manby, FR; (2015) Energy benchmarks for methane-water systems from quantum Monte Carlo and second-order Møller-Plesset calculations. Journal of Chemical Physics , 143 (10) , Article 102812. 10.1063/1.4926444. Green open access

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 pp. 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.

Halliday, TJD; Upchurch, P; Goswami, A; (2015) Resolving the relationships of Paleocene placental mammals. Biological Reviews 10.1111/brv.12242. (In press). Green open access

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.

Heap, MJ; Brantut, N; Baud, P; Meredith, PG; (2015) Time-dependent compaction band formation in sandstone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth , 120 (7) pp. 4808-4830. 10.1002/2015JB012022. Green open access

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-. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.117202.


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 fo 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) Climate Change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science , 6 (2) pp. 117-127. 10.1007/s13753-015-0046-5. 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; (2015) Disaster Risk Governance for Pacific Island Communities. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus , 13 (48) , Article 1. 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


Lai, Y-J; von Strandmann, PAEP; Dohmen, R; Takazawa, E; Elliott, T; (2015) The influence of melt infiltration on the Li and Mg isotopic composition of the Horoman Peridotite Massif. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta , 164 pp. 318-332. 10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.006.

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


Och, LM; Cremonese, L; Shields-Zhou, GA; Poulton, SW; Struck, U; Ling, H; Li, D; (2015) Palaeoceanographic controls on spatial redox distribution over the Yangtze Platform during the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition. Sedimentology 10.1111/sed.12220. (In press). 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


Papadakis, G; Vallianatos, F; Sammonds, P; (2015) A Nonextensive Statistical Physics Analysis of the 1995 Kobe, Japan Earthquake. Pure and Applied Geophysics , 172 (7) pp. 1923-1931. 10.1007/s00024-014-0876-x. 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.

Parodi, G; (2015) Cambiamenti climatici, disastri naturali e sicurezza alimentare. In: Foradori, P and Giacomello, G, (eds.) Sicurezza globale: Le nuove minacce. Il Mulino: Bologna, Italy.

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) pp. 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

Presel, F; Jabeen, N; Pozzo, M; Curcio, D; Omiciuolo, L; Lacovig, P; Lizzit, S; (2015) Unravelling the roles of surface chemical composition and geometry for the graphene-metal interaction through C1s core-level spectroscopy. Carbon , 93 pp. 187-198. 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.05.041.


Renforth, P; Pogge von Strandmann, PAE; Henderson, GM; (2015) The dissolution of olivine added to soil: Implications for enhanced weathering. Applied Geochemistry , 61 (C) pp. 109-118. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.05.016. Green open access


Sarri, A; (2015) Emulators in the investigation of sensitivities and uncertainties in tsunami models. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London). Green open access

Schwanethal, J; (2015) Minimising 12 C 3+ interference on 4 He + measurements in a noble gas mass spectrometer. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry , 30 (6) pp. 1400-1404. 10.1039/C4JA00422A. 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

Stroeve, J; Notz, D; (2015) Insights on past and future sea-ice evolution from combining observations and models. Global and Planetary Change , 135 (C) pp. 119-132. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.10.011.


Teng, F-Z; Yin, Q-Z; Ullmann, CV; Chakrabarti, R; Pogge von Strandmann, PAE; Yang, W; Li, W-Y; (2015) Interlaboratory comparison of magnesium isotopic compositions of 12 felsic to ultramafic igneous rock standards analyzed by MC-ICPMS. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 16 (9) pp. 3197-3209. 10.1002/2015GC005939.

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) pp. 29-35. 10.1002/2014GL062383.

Tinetti, G; Drossart, P; Eccleston, P; Hartogh, P; Isaak, K; Linder, M; Lovis, C; (2015) The EChO science case. Green open access

Tostevin, R; (2015) Developing proxies to constrain redox gradients in terminal Ediacaran oceans. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London). Green open access

Tsamados, M; Feltham, D; Petty, A; Schroeder, D; Flocco, D; (2015) Processes controlling surface, bottom and lateral melt of Arctic sea ice in a state of the art sea ice model. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences , 373 , Article 2052. 10.1098/rsta.2014.0167.


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

Upchurch, P; Mannion, PD; Taylor, MP; (2015) The Anatomy and Phylogenetic Relationships of “Pelorosaurus“ becklesii (Neosauropoda, Macronaria) from the Early Cretaceous of England. PLOS ONE , 10 (6) , Article e0125819. 10.1371/journal.pone.0125819. 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. Green open access

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.

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