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Research across the whole spectrum of the Earth Sciences, including the areas of Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mineral Sciences, Petrology, Palaeontology, Vulcanism, Marine Sciences, and Palaeoceanography

Earth Sciences is the most multidisciplinary of the Natural Sciences. Our understanding of the Earth and other planets is based on research across the whole spectrum of the Earth Sciences and includes the areas of Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mineral Sciences, Petrology, Palaeontology, Vulcanism, Marine Sciences, Palaeoceanography. We focus on particular aspects of the earth; its internal structure and evolution, the behaviour and properties of minerals as natural materials, oil, gas and other natural resources, Earth history as recorded in rocks and fossils, the origin of life and global climate change. We draw on the expertise of the neighbouring sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, material sciences, geography and the biological sciences.

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  • Diversity and abundance of microbial eukaryotes in stream sediments from Svalbard 

    Hindshaw, RS; Lindsay, MR; Boyd, ES (Springer, 2017-03-31)
    Microbial eukaryotes are increasingly being recognised for their role in global biogeochemical cycles, yet very few studies have focussed on their distribution in high-latitude stream sediments, an important habitat which ...
  • Anatomy of Heinrich Layer 1 and its role in the last deglaciation 

    Hodell, DA; Nicholl, JA; Bontognali, TRR; Danino, S; Dorador, J; Dowdeswell, JA; Einsle, J et al. (Wiley, 2017-03-30)
    X-ray fluorescence (XRF) core scanning and X-ray computed tomography data were measured every 1 mm to study the structure of Heinrich Event 1 during the last deglaciation at International Ocean Discovery Program Site U1308. ...
  • Atmospheric methane variability: Centennial-scale signals in the Last Glacial Period 

    Rhodes, RH; Brook, EJ; McConnell, JR; Blunier, T; Sime, LC; Faïn, X; Mulvaney, R
    In order to understand atmospheric methane (CH$_{4}$) biogeochemistry now and in the future, we must apprehend its natural variability, without anthropogenic influence. Samples of ancient air trapped within ice cores provide ...
  • Ultrafast Switching in Avalanche-Driven Ferroelectrics by Supersonic Kink Movements 

    Salje, EKH; Wang, X; Ding, X; Scott, JF (Wiley, 2017-01-01)
    Devices operating at GHz frequencies can be based on ferroelectric kink-domains moving at supersonic speed. The kinks are located inside ferroelastic twin boundaries and are extremely mobile. Computer simulation shows that ...

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