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Dr Susan Little

Ocean biogeochemistry, Trace metals, Isotopes, Micronutrients, Carbon cycle, Contaminants

Lecturer and NERC independent research fellow

 

Dr Susan  Little

 

Appointment:

Room:

Lecturer and NERC independent research fellowKathleen Lonsdale, 107

Courses Taught:

 
 

Research Group(s):

Paleoenvironments
The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre
 

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

susan.little@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6575 (56575)

Research Summary

I am an isotope geochemist, interested in developing novel tracers of carbon cycling in the past and present ocean. My tools are the isotopes of various trace metals (including copper, zinc, cadmium, nickel). These elements are micronutrients, which are essential in small amounts for life. At higher concentrations they are toxins, and their isotopes provide tools to trace the fate of anthropogenic contaminants. Finally, trace metals are redox-sensitive, offering potential to reconstruct the co-evolution of oxygen and life on Earth.