Appointments

2017

October 2017: New editor for Nature Scientific Reports

Mel Leng

Congratulations to Prof Melanie Leng who has been appointed on to the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports. Nature Scientific Reports sits within the nature family of journals and covers all areas of the natural sciences. The journal is open access and continuous online publication enables articles to be published swiftly. The journal has over a million article page views per month. Scientific Reports currently has an Impact Factor of 5.228 (2015).

August 2017: New appointment to Dr Jack Lacey on his appointment as a stable isotope geochemist

Dr Jack Lacey

Congratulations to Dr Jack Lacey on his appointment as a stable isotope geochemist within the Stable Isotope Facility at the BGS. Jack will be working as part of a team who are using a range of light stable isotopes to trace environmental processes, with a particular emphasis on human impact on the environment particularly around big cities.

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April 2017: New appointment to the editorial board of Quaternary Research

Mel Leng

Melanie Leng has been invited to join the Editorial Board of Quaternary Research. Quaternary Research is an international journal devoted to the advancement of the interdisciplinary understanding of the Quaternary Period. They aim to publish articles of broad interest with relevance to more than one discipline, and that constitute a significant new contribution to Quaternary science.

February 2017: UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP) Steering Committee

Melanie Leng

Congratulations to Melanie Leng who has been accepted as a member of the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP) Steering Committee for a 3 year term. The committee are tasked with: developing a coherent science strategy for the UK in the polar regions, facilitating new funding opportunities, supporting and promoting the efficient use of polar logistics, increasing the visibility of UK polar science on the international stage, and improving the impact of UK polar science by developing strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders.

January 2017: New appointment

Jack Lacey

Congratulations to Jack Lacey who has been made Treasurer of the Quaternary Research Association. The QRA – is an organisation comprising archaeologists, botanists, civil engineers, geographers, geologists, soil scientists, zoologists and others interested in research into the problems of the Quaternary.

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2016

December 2016: New Visiting Research Associate in Stable Isotope

Dr Kara Bogus

Congratulations to Dr Kara Bogus (IODP, Texas A&M University) who has been appointed as a Visiting Research Associate at the British Geological Survey within the Stable Isotope Facility and the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry. Kara is an organic geochemist and her research interests are in formation and alteration of marine kerogen; organic matter diagenesis and preservation; geochemical composition of organic microfossils and sources of variability; development of organic microfossil composition as a kerogenproxy. Kara will be working with Sev Kender and Melanie Leng on reconstructing Bay of Bengal palaeoceanography since the Miocene.

December 2016: New NERC peer review college appointment

Dr Angela Lamb

Congratulations to Dr Angela Lamb who will be joining the NERC Peer Review College from the 1st January 2017.

September 2016: New editor for Nature Scientific Reports

Dr Angela Lamb

Congratulations to Dr Angela Lamb who has been appointed on to the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports. Nature Scientific Reports sits within the nature family of journals and covers all areas of the natural sciences. The journal is open access and continuous online publication enables articles to be published swiftly. The journal has over a million article page views per month. Scientific Reports currently has an Impact Factor of 5.228 (2015).

February 2016: New appointment

Dr Stefan Engels

Congratulations to Dr Stefan Engels (University of Nottingham) who has been appointed as a Visiting Research Associate at the British Geological Survey within the Stable Isotope Facility and the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry. Stefan's research aims are to better understand natural and anthropogenic processes that drive environmental change in the recent past through materials deposited in lake sediments. In his current project Stefan combines classic palaeoecological proxies and novel geochemical techniques to investigate recent human impacts (including pollution, land development, invasive species, hydrological modification and climate change) on Asian lakes and wetlands.

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January 2016: New appointment

Jack Lacey

Congratulations to Jack Lacey on his appointment as a postdoctoral stable isotope research intern within the Stable Isotope Facility, where over the next two years he will be working on a variety of projects. Jack was previously based in the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry at the University of Nottingham, where his PhD research focused on reconstructing Mediterranean climate over the last 640,000 years using oxygen and carbon isotope data from lake sediments.

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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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