The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Dr Clive Trueman BSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Marine Ecology

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Dr Clive Trueman is Associate Professor in Marine Ecology within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

BSc Geology Bristol, (1993)
PhD Geochemistry Bristol (1997)
Appointed Lecturer at Southampton (2006)





Research interests

Specialisms: Geochemical ecology, biominerals chemistry

Stable isotope ecology, particularly applied to fisheries

Spatial distribution, migration and trophic ecology of marine predators

Trace element and stable isotope chemistry of otoliths

Diagenetic alteration of biominerals, especially bone

Reconstruction of palaeoenvironmental and taphonomic information from fossil biominerals

Research group


Research project(s)

Carbon isotopes in otoliths: a new palaeoecological proxy?

The effects of coastal sediment dynamics on bone taphonomy: archaeological/ forensic implications

Geochemistry of fish otoliths

Shark and other fish eye lenses – a window to cryptic life history behaviours.

Ontogenetic movement and larval survival in North Sea Herring: A stable isotope approach

Biominerals Diagenisis and Palaeoproxies

Movement patterns in pelagic sharks: stable isotope evidence

Nutrient flow and ecosystem structure in marine fish communities

Trophic and Spacial Ecology of Marine Predators

Evolution of Modern Marine Ecosystems


Book Chapters

    Trueman, C. N. (2008). Trace element geochemistry of bonebeds. In R. R. Rogers, D. A. Eberth, & A. R. Fiorillo (Eds.), Bonebeds: Genesis, analysis and paleobiological significance (pp. 397-436). Chicago, USA: University of Chicago Press.
    Trueman, C. N. (2004). The forensic geology of bone mineral. In K. Pye, & D. J. Croft (Eds.), Forensic geoscience: principles, techniques and applications (pp. 249-256). (Geological Society Special Publication; No. 232). London, UK: Geological Society of London.

SOES 1010 Quantitative Methods (Unit leader)
SOES 3041 Communication and Undergraduate Ambassador scheme (Unit leader)
SOES 2001 Palaeobiology
SOES 3017 Fisheries
SOES 3008 Environmental Geochemistry

Dr Clive Trueman
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number:NOCS/186/12

Telephone:(023) 8059 6571

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