At Bristol our studies focus on reconstructing the conditions and changes of Earth’s oceans and climate both in the past and at the present day by using a range of geochemical tools.
Our main research themes include:
Silicon and it’s isotopes ***.nutrient utilisation proxy etc***
U-series isotopes ***Radiometric dating, continental inputs?, fluxes of different chemical components to the seafloor, changes in ocean circulation***
Deep water corals Fossilised specimens provide a record of the chemistry of the seawater in which they grew, allowing inferences about past ocean circulation to be made. In addition, the application of U-series dating techniques enables the history of coral population dynamics can be determined.