The School of Geography and Geosciences conducts international-calibre, agenda-setting research spanning both social and physical environments, focused mainly within its four research groups, the Environmental Change Research Group, Environment and Society Research Group, Earth Sciences and the Population, and the Health & Welfare Research Group.

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  • Geochemical imprints of genotypic variants of Globigerina bulloides in the Arabian Sea 

    Sadekov, Aleksey Yu.; Darling, Kate F.; Ishimura, Toyoho; Wade, Christopher M.; Kimoto, Katsunori; Singh, Arun Deo; Anand, Pallavi; Kroon, Dick; Jung, Simon; Ganssen, Gerald; Ganeshram, Raja; Tsunogai, Urumu; Elderfield, Henry (2016-10-29) - Journal article
    Planktonic foraminifera record oceanic conditions in their shell geochemistry. Many palaeoenvironmental studies have used fossil planktonic foraminifera to constrain past seawater properties by defining species based on ...
  • The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash: insights from northern European cryptotephra records 

    Watson, E. J.; Swindles, G. T.; Stevenson, J. A.; Savov, I.; Lawson, I. T. (2016-10-30) - Journal article
    Fine ash produced during volcanic eruptions can be dispersed over a vast area, where it poses a threat to aviation, human health, and infrastructure. We analyze the particle size distributions, geochemistry, and glass shard ...
  • Small tourism businesses in rural Scotland : exploring owner-managers' understandings of social sustainability 

    McLaren-Thomson, Annabelle April (University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
    Tourism plays an ever more important role in Scotland’s rural economy. Although the tourism industry in rural areas is typically presented by small firms, knowledge of their role in sustainable rural development is ...
  • Emerging biogeochemical views of Earth's ancient microbial worlds 

    Lyons, Timothy W.; Fike, David A.; Zerkle, Aubrey Lea (2015-12-01) - Journal article
    Microbial processes dominate geochemical cycles at and near the Earth’s surface today. Their role was even greater in the past, with microbes being the dominant life form for the first 90% of Earth’s history. Most of their ...
  • Home-ing in on domestic energy research : home comfort and energy demand 

    Ellsworth-Krebs, Katherine (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-21) - Thesis
    Climate change has become a major concern for research and policy in recent decades, and housing has been an important area to tackle as globally this sector accounts for roughly a quarter of energy demand, and its resulting ...

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