Ocean biogeochemistry, Trace metals, Isotopes, Micronutrients, Carbon cycle, Contaminants
Lecturer and NERC independent research fellow
|Lecturer and NERC independent research fellow||Kathleen Lonsdale, 2.11|
|GEOL0017 Isotope Geology|
|GEOL0031 Advanced Geochemistry|
|Dorset field course part of GEOL0006|
|The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre|
|email@example.com||020 3108 6575 (56575)|
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.