Earth & Environmental Sciences Research
Earth Sciences at St Andrews dates to the 17th Century, a rich tradition that shapes our vision for the future: to define the cutting edge of Earth, environmental, and planetary science, and deliver unparalleled student education.
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(2014-08-16) - Journal articleWe study a mechanism of iceberg breakup that may act together with the recognized melt and wave-induced decay processes. Our proposal is based on observations from a recent field experiment on a large ice island in Baffin ...
(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 ...
(2017-01-01) - Journal article
Implications for behavior of volatile elements during impacts—Zinc and copper systematics in sediments from the Ries impact structure and central European tektites (2017-10) - Journal articleMoldavites are tektites genetically related to the Ries impact structure, located in Central Europe, but the source materials and the processes related to the chemical fractionation of moldavites are not fully constrained. ...
Provenance of exhalites associated with the Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, central Newfoundland, Canada : insights from Nd isotopes and lithogeochemistry (2017-11) - Journal articleNeodymium isotope data on exhalites and tuffs from the Cambrian Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit provide insights into the tectonic environment of the Tally Pond group, Canada. New data from exhalites ...