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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Dr Richard Pearce BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Richard Pearce is Research Fellow within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

– BSc Geology and Oceanography, Plymouth (1987)

– MSc Oceanography, Southampton (1988)

– PhD Geology, Southampton (1992)

– Appointed Research Fellow (1992)

– Appointed Research Scientist, Electron Microscopy (2002)

Research interests

Specialisms: Palaeoceanography, Clay Mineralogy, Scanning Electron Microscopy

  1. High resolution palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology of laminated and finely bedded sediments; 
  2. The mineralogy and paragenesis of clay minerals in unconsolidated sediments and sedimentary rocks, and the use of clay minerals in palaeoclimate studies.

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Research project(s)

Windermere Research

Holocene climate variability and environmental change from sediments of Windermere, UK

Manager of: Scanning Electron Microscope Facility
Manager of: X-Ray Diffraction Facility


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Book Chapters

  • Kemp, A. E. S., Dean, J. M., Pearce, R. B., & Pike, J. (2001). Recognition and analysis of bedding and sediment fabric features. In W. M. Last, & J. P. Smols (Eds.), Tracking Environmental Change using Lake Sediments. Vol. 2: Physical and Geochemical Methods (pp. 7-22). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Peterson, L. C., Haug, G. H., Murray, R. W., Yarincik, K. M., King, J. W., Bralower, T. J., Kameo, K., & Pearce, R. B. (2000). Late Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentation at ODP Site 1002, Cariaco Basin (Venezuela). In R. M. Leckie, H. Sigurdsson, & G. D. Acton (Eds.), Procs of ODP Scientific Results. Vol.165. Caribbean ocean history and the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary event: covering Leg 165 of the cruises of the DV "Joides Resolution", Miami, FA, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sites 998-1002, 19 Dec 1995- 15 Feb 1996 (pp. 85-99). (Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program Scientific Results; No. 165). Texas A & M University Ocean Drilling Program.


Dr Richard Pearce
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK

Room Number: NOCS/164/24/N1

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