Appointments

2015

November 2015: New appointment

Dr Andi Smith

Congratulations to Dr Andi Smith on his appointment as a stable isotope geochemist within the Stable Isotope Facility at the BGS. Andi will be working as part of a team who are using a range of light stable isotopes to trace environmental processes, with the aim of telling us more about nutrient cycling and the impact of human interactions with our environment.

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September 2015: Honorary research fellow at the University of Nottingham

Dr Angela Lamb

Congratulations to Dr Angela Lamb on her appointment as a honorary research fellow at the University of Nottingham. Angela’s research interests focus on the use of stable isotopes to understand past diets, human and animal interactions with the environment and human and animal migration. Angela currently works on a variety of isotope-based projects with the University of Nottingham including the recently awarded AHRC grant: Changing Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Human-Chicken Interactions and the AHRC - funded Fallow Deer Project which aims to reconstruct the cultural significance of this species' diffusion across Europe.

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May 2015: associate editor with Journal of Paleolimnology

Prof Melanie Leng

Congratulations to Prof Melanie Leng who has been made an associate editor with the Journal of Paleolimnology. This journal provides a vehicle for the rapid dissemination of original scientific work dealing with the reconstruction of lake histories, and studies of river, wetland, peatland and estuary systems. It continues to be a major repository for papers dealing with climatic change, as well as other pressing topics, such as global environmental change, lake acidification, eutrophication, long-term monitoring, and other aspects of lake histories ontogeny.

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April 2015: honorary research fellow at University of Nottingham

Dr Jonathan Dean

Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Dean on his appointment as honorary research fellow within the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. Jonathan's appointment is due to his collaborations within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, in particular with Dr Matthew Jones and Prof Sarah Metcalfe on climate change in Turkey.

March 2015: postdoctoral research assistant

Dr Jonathan Dean

Congratulations Dr Jonathan Dean who has been appointed as a postdoctoral research assistant for two years within the Stable isotope facility, on NERC standard grant "A 500,000 year environmental record from Chew Bahir, south Ethiopia: testing hypotheses of climate-driven human evolution, innovation, and dispersal". He will be responsible for the stable isotope analysis of carbonates and organics, with the aim of reconstructing climate and vegetation changes over the period covered by the ~280 metre core sequence.

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February 2015: Dr Andi Smith: stable isotope apprentice

Dr Andi Smith

Andi Smith has recently joined the Stable isotope facility for two years as an isotope apprentice, and will be working on a variety of projects in the Stable isotope facility. He was previously based in the Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lancaster, where his PhD research focused on oxygen and carbon isotope analysis of speleothem carbonate as an archive of European climate.