Current BUFI research projects

2015 student cohort

All of our PhDs that started in October 2015 are in collaboration with a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Further information can be found on our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) page.

Centre for Environmental Geochemistry
S315 Dynamics of metal nanoparticles in soil environments

Student: Rebecca Draper

BGS Supervisor: Andy Tye

University Supervisor: L Bailey, Nottingham

Climate and Landscape Change
S313 Morphogenesis and development in the Ediacaran macrobiota

Student: Frances Dunn

BGS Supervisor: Phil Wilby

University Supervisor: P Donoghue, Bristol

S302 Investigating Bering Sea oceanographic controls on the Middle Pleistocene Transition

Student: Savannah Worne

BGS Supervisor: Jim Riding

University Supervisor: S Kender, Nottingham

Earth Hazards and Observatories
S304 Separating magnetic field sources using the Swarm satellite constellation

Student: Ashley Smith

BGS Supervisor: Sue Macmillan

University Supervisor: K Whaler, Edinburgh

S305 Forecasting changes in Earth's magnetic field

Student: Maurits Metman

BGS Supervisor: Ciaran Beggan

University Supervisor: P Livermore, Leeds

Energy and Marine Geoscience
S307 Glacial sculpting and post glacial drowning of the Celtic Sea

Student: Edward Lockhart

BGS Supervisor: Claire Mellett

University Supervisor: J Scourse, Bangor

Engineering Geology
S300 Early warning of landslide events using computer vision and geophysical image analysis

Student: Luke Sibbett

BGS Supervisor: Jon Chambers

University Supervisor: L Bai, Nottingham

S301 Revealing hydrological and bioeochemical heterogeneity at the groundwater-surface water interface using geophysics

Student: Paul McLachlan

BGS Supervisor: Jon Chambers

University Supervisor: A Binley, Lancaster

Environmental Modelling
S299 Long-term Morphodynamics and sedimentation of the Holderness Coast and Humber Estuary

Student: Chloe Morris

BGS Supervisor: Andrew Barkwith

University Supervisor: T Coulthard, Hull

S303 PRELUDE: PREdictive modelling of lead concentrations using g-base datasets for urban environments

Student: Sarah Donoghue

BGS Supervisor: Fiona Fordyce

University Supervisor: M Graham, Edinburgh

S310 Glacial, hydrological and landscape change in a deglaciating catchment: Virkisjökull, Iceland

Student: Jon MacKay

BGS Supervisor: Chris Jackson

University Supervisor: N Barrand, Birmingham

S316 Trust, risk communication format and the nature of uncertainty

Student: Sarah Jenkins

BGS Supervisor: Murray Lark

University Supervisor: A Harris, University College London

S317 Geochemical modelling of environmental processes in rare earth element mining

Student: Alexandra Crawford

BGS Supervisor: Barbara Palumbo-Roe

University Supervisor: S Banwart, Sheffield

Minerals and Waste
S311 BLUE MINING: What drives hydrothermal systems and how does it vary over time?

Student: Iain Stobbs

BGS Supervisor: Mr Paul Lusty

University Supervisor: B Murton, Southampton

NIGL
S298 Tracking solar nebula evolution with analyses of single chondrules

Student: Timothy Gregory

BGS Supervisor: Stephen Noble

University Supervisor: T Elliott, Bristol/Natural History Museum

S306 Vestiges of the Earliest Crust; Crustal Evolution in the Yilgarn Craton, Australia

Student: Leanne Staddon

BGS Supervisor: Matt Horstwood

University Supervisor: I Parkinson, Bristol

S308 Crust-mantle exchange in orogenic lower crust: the record in high temperature eclogites

Student: Eleni Wood

BGS Supervisor: Nick Roberts

University Supervisor: C Warren, Open

S309 Characterising the chemical and physical properties of the UK's stockpile of depleted, natural and low-enriched uranium and its behaviour and fate on disposal

Student: Matthew Druce

BGS Supervisor: Matt Horstwood

University Supervisor: D Read, Loughborough

S312 Investigating the role of oceanic plateaus in early continental growth

Student: David Cavell

BGS Supervisor: Ian Millar

University Supervisor: A Hastie, Birmingham

Recent Masters projects

Year Project title University Department University supervisor(s) BGS supervisor(s)
2005 Mineral Economic of the global copper industry: ores, wastes and end-products Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Scott PW Bonel KA
2006 Permian hydrogeology of the Ripon and Darlington Regions Leeds School of Earth and Environment Murphy P Cooper A
2006 An investigation of the Cu-As-Fe mineralisation at Tilberthwaite and Greenburn Valley, Lake District.  Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Scott PW McEvoy FM
2006 An investigation of the Bohaun Mountain epithermal gold system, Co. Galway, Ireland.  Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Scott PW Lusty P
2006 An investigation of the Bohaun Mountain epithermal gold system, Co. Galway, Ireland.  Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Scott PW Gunn AG
2007 3D sediment modelling of macroplankton—novel approach using x-rays Leicester Geology Zalasiewicz JA Aspden J
2008 Investigation of the Role of Soil and Climate Factors in Equine Grass Sickness in Scotland Edinburgh Division of Vetinary Clinical Science

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2008 Development of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) GIS system and hazard mapping of column collapse and pyroclastic flows New York Geology Calder E Hards VL
2008 The potential of archaeological human enamel barium concentrations to determine geographic regions Bradford Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences Montgomery J Ander L
2008 The evolution of gypsum karst modelled from the hydrogeology and water geochemistry of sulphate-rich springs and ponds in Yorkshire and Durham Leeds School of Earth and Environment Odling N Cooper A
2008 Assessing the Importance of Depth to Groundwater in a Methodology for Prioritising Threats to Groundwater Quality from Surface Contaminants in the Clyde Gateway, Glasgow Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Kalin R Fordyce F
2008 Assessing the Importance of Depth to Groundwater in a Methodology for Prioritising Threats to Groundwater Quality from Surface Contaminants in the Clyde Gateway, Glasgow Strathclyde Civil Engineering Kalin R O Dochartaigh BE
2008 Characterisation of mineralisation within the Snowdon Apical Graben; the Hafod-y-Porth mine workings Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Scott PW Lusty P
2008 Gold mineralisation and ore potential in the Fore Burn igneous complex, Ayrshire Exeter Camborne School of mines Mining Geology Scott PW Naden J

Contacts for further information

Dr Jon Naden
BGS University Funding Initiative
British Geological Survey
Keyworth
Nottingham
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