Dee Flight

Ms Dee Flight

Skills Leader Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3246

E-mail Dee Flight


  •  2009 –2012 : BGS Skills Leader, Geochemistry and Mineralogy.
  •  2004 –2009 : Geochemist, BGS: G-BASE project leader and Geochemical Baselines Team Leader (2007-9)
  •  1999 –2003 : Minerals Geologist, GSNI, Belfast
  •  1989 –1999 : Applied Geochemist, BGS
  •  1988 –1989 : MSC, DIC Environmental Technology, Imperial College
  •  1988 –1988 : XRD Technician, Core Labs, UK.
  •  1984 –1987 : BSc (Hons)Geological Sciences, University of Aston.


  • Baseline geochemistry:methods, applications, interpretations.
  • Management, staff development

Research interests

  • Baseline geochemical characteristics of economically important elements
  • Identification & investigation of large-scale surface geochemical characteristics and their application to understanding large-scale geological/environmental processes
  • Urban geochemical characteristics including: precious metals in urban soils, urban geochemical domains, soil geochemical indicators of anthropogenic activity/urbanisation.

Current projects and collaboration

  • EuroGeoSurveys – GEMAS – Geochemical mapping of agricultural soils in Europe
  • G-BASE London Earth –Geochemical Mapping of London’s soils

Professional association

  • EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group
  • Member, Association Applied Geochemistry

Key papers

Bone, James; Archer, Michael; Barraclough, Declan; Eggleton, Paul; Flight, Dee; Head, Martin; Jones, David T.; Scheib, Catherine; Voulvoulis, Nikolaos. 2012 Public participation in soil surveys : lessons from a pilot study in England. Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (7). 3687-3696.

Johnson, C.C.; Flight, D.M.A.; Ander, E.L.; Lister, T.R.; Breward, N.; Fordyce, F.M.; Nice, S.E.. 2008 The collection of drainage samples for environmental analyses from active stream channels. In: De Vivo, Benedetto; Belkin, Harvey E; Lima, Annamaria, (eds.) Environmental geochemistry: site characterization, data analysis and case histories. Oxford, UK, Elsevier, 59-92.

Soil geochemical baselines in the UK:The G-BASE project. Flight D.M.A and Scheib A.J. pp 186-206 In: Mapping the Chemical Environment of Urban Areas, Eds Johnson CC, Demetriades A, Locutura J, Ottesen R T. 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

The geochemistry of Niobium and its distribution and relative mobility in agricultural soils of Europe. Scheib A, Flight D, Birke M, Tarvainen T and Locutura J. Volume 12 2012.