School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
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(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-21) - ThesisThe Figueira Branca Suite is a layered mafic-ultramafic complex in the Jauru Terrane, southwest Amazon Craton. New lithological, geochemical, gamma-ray and potential field data, integrated with geological, isotope and ...
The archaeological potential of windblown sand and its impacts on prehistoric settlements and landscapes in the Orkney Islands, Scotland (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisThis thesis comprises an investigation into the nature, chronology, and significance of prehistoric windblown sand deposition on archaeological sites in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. One of the most visible and ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisInvestigating past changes in Earth’s climate can provide useful information for assessing future climate change scenarios. Planktic foraminifera preserved in marine sediment are commonly used as a tool to reconstruct past ...
The application of highly resolved tree-ring isotopes for reconstructing the ecohydrological interactions within riparian forests (University of St Andrews, 2018-01-15) - ThesisThe research conducted within this thesis aims to advance our understanding of plant-water interactions, specifically the identification of the source(s) of water available for tree growth within riparian zones. Through ...
(2018-01) - Journal articleMultiple lines of evidence have revealed a thriving marine biosphere capable of diverse metabolic strategies back to at least 3.5 billion years ago (Ga). However, little is known about microbial ecosystems in lakes and ...