Our diverse research activicty can be broadly divided into 8 themes. Click the theme title for more information.
- We aim to achieve a better understanding of the major geochemical cycles of the Earth System and the impact of humanities action upon them. Our work also focuses on the reconstruction of the climate of the past to better understand the drivers of natural climate and environmental change.
- Research into how we interact with our environment and its impact on us
- Encompasses specialist radioanalytical research and specialist services offered by our Industrial Advisory Unit, GAU-Radioanalytical
- Hydrothermal processes represent one of the major mechanisms for chemical and heat transfer on Earth. They have a profound influence on ocean chemistry and they play host to unique ecosystems. In addition many of the world's most important resources are sourced from deposits that formed as a result of hydrothermal activity.
Our strengths include:
- ultra-low level trace element analyses
- radiogenic isotope geochemistry and geochronology
- fluid and volatile analysis
- environmental radiochemistry
- geochemical ecology and biominerals
- speciation and reaction modelling
- analytical technique development and refinement
Contact: Professor Martin Palmer