19 August 2019. This week I’m in Barcelona for the 2019 Goldschmidt Geochemistry meeting. I travelled to the meeting by train!
I’ve written a blog post on some of the recent work in the coral lab for VisitScotland’s Scotland is Now website. Read about a little piece of the tropics in St. Andrews here.
We’ve just advertised 2 posts to recruit a PDRA and a RA/PDRA for the lab. The 2 posts are:
Post-doctoral research fellow (3 years) on the NERC funded project ‘Trace element and isotope partitioning in carbonates in simulated biological environments’.
Post-graduate research assistant (9 months) on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘The control of coral biomineralisation’ .
To apply for either post go here and search for posts in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. For further information contact me at na9 at st-andrews.ac.uk. Closing date 22 October 2018.
7 September 2018 – This week I’m in Bristol for the EMAS workshop on Microbeam Analysis in the Earth Sciences. I’m giving an invited talk on ‘SIMS in synthetic and biological carbonates’.
A lovely photograph of a Stylophora sp. coral in the aquarium at St. Andrews, from Sarah Cryer’s MSc dissertation. Sarah studied the combined effects of Cu and ocean acidification on coral physiological processes.
August 2018 – Really pleased to hear that my latest standard grant application to NERC has been funded. It’s a 3 year project, ‘Trace element and isotope partitioning in carbonates in simulated biological environments‘, in collaboration with Kirsty Penkman and Roland Kroger (both University of York), Matthieu Clog (University of Glasgow) and Adrian Finch (University of St. Andrews). We’ll be recruiting a post-doc for the project shortly.