Jack Lacey

Dr Jack Lacey

Stable isotope geoscientist
BGS Keyworth

Jack Lacey’s Biography

  • 2017 – ongoing : Stable Isotope Geoscientist, British Geological Survey
  • 2016 – 2017 : Stable Isotope Research Scientist, British Geological Survey
  • 2012 – 2016 : PhD, University of Nottingham
  • 2008 – 2012 : MGeol Geology, University of Leicester


Research interests

  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Human impact on the environment
  • Palaeolimnology and limnogeology
  • Quaternary palaeoclimate and environmental change
  • Organic matter variability and degradation in lacustrine environments


  • Carbon & oxygen isotopes in carbonates
  • Carbon & nitrogen isotopes in organic materials
  • Application of stable isotope geochemistry to human impact, palaeoclimate, environmental change, and biogeochemical cycling research, in particular the isotope composition of carbonates and organic matter from lake sediment cores
  • Extraction and analysis of oxygen & silicon isotopes in biogenic silica and silicates by stepwise fluorination and mass spectrometry
  • High precision analysis of light stable isotopes by isotope ratio mass spectrometry

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