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.

Our research is both curiosity driven, addressing profound questions about the co-evolution of Earth and life, and applied, delivering societal and economic impact. It spans recent environmental change to planetary formation, underpinned by state-of-the-art analytical and field capabilities.

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Recent Submissions

  • Size-dependent response of foraminiferal calcification to seawater carbonate chemistry 

    Henehan, Michael J.; Evans, David; Shankle, Madison; Burke, Janet E.; Foster, Gavin L.; Anagnostou, Eleni; Chalk, Thomas B.; Stewart, Joseph A.; Alt, Claudia H. S.; Durrant, Joseph; Hull, Pincelli M. (2017-07-10) - Journal article
    The response of the marine carbon cycle to changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations will be determined, in part, by the relative response of calcifying and non-calcifying organisms to global change. Planktonic foraminifera ...
  • Gypsum speleogenesis : A hydrogeological classification of gypsum caves 

    Calaforra, José María; Gázquez, Fernando (2017) - Journal item
    This article reviews the state of the art of speleogenetic investigations in gypsum karsts from numerous studies carried out over the past 50 years in Spain. A classification of gypsum karsts is proposed based on the ...
  • The evolution of Earth’s biogeochemical nitrogen cycle 

    Stueeken, Eva E.; Kipp, Michael A.; Koehler, Matthew C.; Buick, Roger (2016-09) - Journal article
    Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for all life on Earth and it acts as a major control on biological productivity in the modern ocean. Accurate reconstructions of the evolution of life over the course of the last four ...
  • Raising the Gangdese Mountains in southern Tibet 

    Zhu, Di-Cheng; Wang, Qing; Cawood, Peter A.; Zhao, Zhi-Dan; Mo, Xuan-Xue (2017-01-21) - Journal article
    The surface uplift of mountain belts is in large part controlled by the effects of crustal thickening and mantle dynamic processes (e.g., lithospheric delamination or slab breakoff). Understanding the history and driving ...
  • Not so non-marine? Revisiting the Stoer Group and the Mesoproterozoic biosphere 

    Stueeken, Eva Elisabeth; Bellefroid, Eric; Prave, Anthony Robert; Asael, Dan; Planavsky, Noah; Lyons, Timothy (2017-06-13) - Journal article
    The Poll a’Mhuilt Member of the Stoer Group (Torridonian Supergroup) in Scotland has been heralded as a rare window into the ecology of Mesoproterozoic terrestrial environments. Its unusually high molybdenum concentrations ...

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