Dynamic Earth

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Project TitlePartnerProject SupervisorsKeywords
Direct insights into drivers of palaeohydrological change in southern Africa, as revealed by leaf wax D analysis of rock hyrax middens University of Leicester Andy Carr/ Arnoud Boom/ Brian Chase Biomarkers, Palaeoclimate, Palaeoecology, Africa, Leaf wax, Hydrology, Isotope
Bringing back the ashes – overcoming ash dieback disease in the UK University of Warwick Murray Grant/ Lijiang Song/ David Chandler Ash dieback, Metabolomics
Reconstruction of glacial-interglacial monsoon hydroclimate variability (CASE) The Open University Pallavi Anand/ Francis Jenner/ Phil Sexton/ Melanie Leng iodp exp 353, Planktonic foraminifera, Geochemical proxies, Monsoon, Palaeoclimate
Enrichment of critical elements in granites: melting process or protolith? The Open University Tom Argles/ Frances Jenner/ Sam Hammond/ Nigel Harris Geochemistry, Granite, Critical elements, Mineral deposits
Organic Geochemical Reconstructions of the Indian Summer Monsoon The Open University Marcus Badger/ Pallavi Anand/ Kate Littler/ Robert Sparkes Palaeoclimate, iodp, Monsoon, Organic geochemistry
History of vegetation and aridity: linking climate, tectonics and monsoon evolution The Open University Marcus Badger/ Luke Mander/ Pallavi Anand/ Shonil Bhagwat/ Kate Littler/ Claire Belcher iodp exp 353, Palaeoclimate, Pollen, Charcoal, Monsoon, Organic geochemical proxies
Geological drivers of the Asian monsoon The Open University Phil Holden/ Pallavi Anand/ Neil Edwards/ Nigel Harris Palaeoclimate, Monsoons, Climate modelling, Geochemical proxies reconstruction, Data model compilation
Cooling and hydrothermal history of Rochechouart Impact Crater The Open University Susanne P. Schwenzer/ Sarah C. Sherlock/ Alison Halton/ Simon P. Kelley/ Philippe Lambert Impact cratering, Mineralization, Water-rock interaction, Impact catering, AR-AR dating
Onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the oceanographic isolation of Antarctica The Open University Philip Sexton/ Pallavi Anand/ Steven Bohaty Southern Ocean, Antartica, Eocene, Neodymium, Palaeoceanography
Regulation of the tropical ocean by the polar ocean in a warm climate The Open University Philip Sexton/ Pallavi Anand Southern Ocean, Tropical Ocean, Biological productivity, Nutrients
Pulses, sources and timescales: tectonic implications of melting during mountain-belt formation The Open University Clare Warren/ Tom Argles/ Christopher Spencer/ Nigel Harris Granite, Himalaya, Geochemistry, Fieldwork, Geochronology
High Resolution Thermal Imaging for Earth Observation University of Leicester Prof. John Remedios/ Dr Gary Corlett/ Prof. Mark Sims/ Dr Paolo D’Arrigo Climate change, Surface temperature, Space instrumentation
Carbon fluxes along environmental and altitudinal gradients in the Colombian Andes University of Leicester Dr. Juan Carlos Berrio/ Dr. Joerg Kaduk/ Dr Carlos Parra Greenhouse gases, Environmental gradients, Altitudinal gradients
Palaeohydrology of the Neotropical Andes and the Amazon basin University of Leicester Dr Arnoud Boom/ Dr Andy Carr/ Dr Paul Arellano/ Dr. Brian Chase Stable Isotopes, Biomarkers, Palaeoclimatology
Melt fragmentation during giant impact events: a volcanological approach University of Leicester Prof Mike Branney/ Jan Zalasiewicz/ Dr Tiffany Barry/ Dr Lutz Hecht/ Prof Kathy Cashman Volcanology, Explosive eruptions, Fragmentation, Shards, Ejecta, Meteorite, Meteorite impacts
Eruption source vents and subsidence patterns in exhumed caldera volcanoes, English Lake District University of Leicester Prof Michael Branney/ Jan Zalasiewicz/ Dr Tiffany Barry Explosive eruptions, Geological mapping, Calderas, Physical Volcanology
Mathematical modelling of large volcanic jets through lakes University of Leicester Prof Michael Branney/ Prof Nikolai Brilliantov/ Dr Emmanuil Georgoulis Physical volcanology, Numerical modelling, Geohazards, Hydrovolcanic eruptions
Evolution of Late Palaeozoic Floodplains University of Leicester Professor Sarah Davies/ Dr Tom Harvey/ Dr Carys Bennett/ Dr Tim Kearsey/ Professor John Marshall Carboniferous, Floodplain, Sedimentology, Terrestrialisation, Palaeosol
Heterogeneity in landscape response(s) to long-term environmental change in the Mojave Desert University of Leicester Mark Powell/ Andrew Carr/ Professor Ian Livingstone IRSL dating, Alluvial, Sedimentary pleistocene, Luminescence dating, Feldspar
Accessory minerals as fertility indicators in porphyry copper deposit formation University of Leicester Dr Andrew Miles/ Dr David Holwell/ Dr Dan Smith/ Mr Shaun Graham Accessory minerals, Copper porphyry deposits
Modelling environmental controls on different dune forms in central Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) University of Leicester Dr Sue Mclaren/ Dr Andrew Bradley/ Dr Joerg Kaduk/ Prof. Ahmed Al Dughairi Desert sand dune evolution
Dust fluxes in the high latitudes: quantification and drivers Loughborough University Prof. Joanna Bullard/ Dr Matt Baddock Greenland, Mineral aerosols, Modelling, Aeolian, Micrometeorology
A Big Data Approach to Forecasting Global Hydrological Extremes Loughborough University Dr Louise Slater/ Prof Robert Wilby/ Prof Christel Prudhomme Computational Hydrology, Climate Informatics, Earth Observation, Data Science, Streamflow, Statistics, Machine learning
Multi-scale remote sensing of high latitude dust Loughborough University Dr Matthew Baddock/ Prof Joanna Bullard Aerosols, Polar regions, Satellite data
The stratigraphy and emplacement of the Antrim lavas (SEAL) University of Birmingham Carl Stevenson/ Sebastian Watt/ Rob Raine/ Dougal Jerram/ Phil Copestake Volcanic processes, Lavas, Igneous petrology, Stratigraphy
Detachment faulting and mantle unroofing during continental breakup and seafloor spreading University of Birmingham Tim Reston/ Steve Jones 3d seismic, Mantle unroofing, Detachment faulting, Rifting, Spreading
Polarity reversal of the geomagnetic field: how and how fast? University of Birmingham Marco Maffione/ Carl Stevenson Geomagnetic field reversal, Remanent magnetization, Astrochronology, Paleomagnetism
Climatic consequences of geologically realistic methane emissions from large igneous provinces University of Birmingham Stephen Jones/ Sarah Greene Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, North Atlantic Igneous Province, Global Climate Modelling, Carbon Cycle
Role of the Sahara and Saharan dust in global climate University of Birmingham Dr Pete Hopcroft/ Dr Martin Widmann Dust, Climate change, Deserts, Palaeo-Environments, General circulation model, Monsoons
The dawn of calcifying plankton: a revolution in climate regulation University of Birmingham Sarah Greene/ Tom Dunkley Jones/ James Rae Climate modelling, Carbon cycle, Biogeochemical modelling, Nannoplankton, Evolution
Climate or tectonics as the dominant driver of global climate and ocean circulation patterns in ancient high-CO2 worlds? University of Birmingham Dr Kirsty Edgar/ Dr Tom Dunkley Jones/ Dr Marcus Badger/ Prof Brian Huber Cretaceous, Geochemistry, Foraminifera, Paleogene, Carbon Dioxide, Microfossils
Droughts and floods in the boreal; inducing flow reversals and biogeochemical hot spots through catchment scale hydrological manipulations University of Birmingham Dr Nick Ketteridge/ Prof. Kevin Bishop/ Prof. Kevin Devito/ Dr Stefan Krause/ Dr Sami Ullah Biogeochemistry, Climate Change, Hydrology, Carbon, Boreal forests
Natural Flood Management: How could our future rural landscape look? Loughborough University Dr Ian Pattison/ Dr Tim Majoribanks Hydrology, Catchment-scale, Ecosystem services, Agriculture
Designing for Flood Resilience: The role for Green Infrastructure Loughborough University Dr Ian Pattison/ Dr Ksenia Chmutina Rainfall Simulation, Urban green space, Sustainable drainage systems, Natural Capital
Fjord meltwater and sediment delivery in a fast changing high Arctic environment Loughborough University Dr Jeffrey Evans/ Dr Richard Hodgkins/ Dr Mark Brandon/ Dr David Graham Drone, Hydrology, Oceanography, Remote sensing, Svalbard, Environmental change
Catastrophe Modelling of UK Storm Surge Risk Loughborough University Dr John Hillier/ Dr Dapeng Yu/ Associate Prof. Gregor Leckebusch/ Dr Martin Widmann/ Prof. Kate Royse Socio-economic risk, Resilience, Climate variability, Environmental hazards
Interactions between river morphology and vegetation using SfM Photogrammetry Loughborough University Dr Rene Wackrow/ Dr Ian Pattison/ Dr Tim Majoribanks Braided rivers, Channel Pattern, Remote sensing, Laboratory experimentation
Exploring community-based geohazard response schemes in Gansu, China Loughborough University Dr Tom Dijkstra/ Dr KSenia Chmutina/ Prof. Meng Xingmin Resilience, Recovery, Landslides, Debris flow, Early warning systems, Communication
Assessing the impact of in-channel vegetation on flood risk Loughborough University Dr Tim Marjoribanks/ Dr Louise Slater Flood risk, Rivers, Hydrometry, Ecohydraulics
Post-subduction magmatism and mineralisation: the Tuvatu gold deposit, Fiji University of Leicester Dan Smith/ Andrew Miles/ David Holwell/ Dr Jon Naden/ Stephen Mann/ Paul Spry Post subduction, Volcano, Epithermal, Gold, Telluride, Ore deposits
Ionometallurgical Processing of Mineral Concentrates University of Leicester Prof Andrew Abbott/ Prof Gawen RT Jenkin/ Dr Daniel Smith Mineral resources