Biography

Short CV

  • Undergraduate student in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., 1978-1981
    Ph.D student in the Department of Geology, University of Leicester, U.K., 1981-1984
  • Ph.D. Thesis title: Aspects of Sedimentary Facies and Diagenesis in Limestone-Shale Formations of the (Middle Jurassic) Great Estuarine Group, Inner Hebrides
  • Post Doctoral Fellow at the Grant Institute of Geology, University of Edinburgh, U.K., 1984-1986
  • Lecturer in Sedimentary Geochemistry at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., since August 1986
  • Professor in Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., since August 2006
  • 1994-1998 principal editor of Sedimentology, the journal of the International Association ofSedimentologists

My principal research areas use geochemical information, particularly stable isotopes, in the reconstruction of environmental and climatic conditions, and the local cycling of elements that impact society (such as carbon, nutrient and contaminant metals). My research covers long temporal scales including modern environments, the recent geological past (Quaternary) and deeper geological time. My research has recently focused on three themes:

1. Stable isotope records in terrestrial calcium carbonate deposits (tufas, stromatolites, cave deposits etc.) as ways of reconstructing, validating and dating terrestrial palaeoclimatic events over the last 200,000 years. I am currently working on suitable sites in the UK, Greece, Turkey, Iran, and India.

2. Geochemistry of carbonate sediments as indicators of global sea level and wider palaeoenvironmental change in the Quaternary Oceans. With Prof. M. Leeder and Dr P. Rowe (both UEA), we are unravelling the sedimentological record of sea level change during the last interglacial, principally in the uplifting coastlines of central Greece. The complex details of these rapid sea-level (and climatic) events are constrained by U series dating and fit into global models for non-orbitally forced sea level changes during the penultimate glacial/interglacial cycle.

3. The role of estuaries as stores and reactors of various material and chemical components (organic carbon, nutrient elements N and P, contaminant metals (As, Pb, Cu, Zn) and S. In this work we have recently modelled the effects of various management options in estuaries (managed realignment, discharge practices etc) and linked these to social and economic implications under a range of future scenarios. This research is currently funded under the NERC Valuing Nature Network http://www.valuing-nature.net/.

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/people/perspages/Professor+Julian+Andrews

Career History

  • Undergraduate student in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., 1978-1981 
  • Ph.D student in the Department of Geology, University of Leicester, U.K., 1981-1984
  • Ph.D thesis title: Aspects of Sedimentary Facies and Diagenesis in Limestone-Shale Formations of the (Middle Jurassic) Great Estuarine Group, Inner Hebrides 
  • NERC Post Doctoral Fellow at the Grant Institute of Geology, University of Edinburgh, U.K. 1984-1986
  • Lecturer in Sedimentary Geochemistry at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., since August 1986
  • Professor in Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., since August 2006

Academic Background

My academic background and training is in earth science and environmental sciences.  I started as a sedimentologist with interests in low temperature geochemistry, especially stable isotopes.  While I still regard myself as a geologist, over the last 20 years my interests have widened considerably to include interests in palaeoclimatology and environmental chemistry - especially the storage of carbon and other elements in temperate Holocene estuarine sediments.  Current interests also include geochronology, coastal geomorphology and sea-level changes during late Pleistocene interglacials.

 

I welcome email enquiries from potential PhD students and will consider topics that complement my principal research interests as outlined below.  I am unlikely to have much studentship funding available in 2015, but I will help with applications for external funding - recent PhD students in ENV have been funded by Commonwealth University fellowships, the Ford Foundation and studentships from their home countries.

 

Click here for other current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.

 

All Publications

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Arenas, C., Osácar, C., Auqué, L., Andrews, J. E., Pardo, G., Marca, A., Martín-Bello, L., Péres-Rivarés, F. J.

(2017)

Seasonal temperatures from δ18O in Recent Spanish tufa stromatolites: Equilibrium redux!,

in Sedimentology

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Gawthope, R., Andrews, J., Collier, R., Ford, M., Henstra, G., Kranis, H., Leeder, M., Muravchik, M., Skourtsos, E.

(2017)

Building up or out? Disparate sequence architectures along an active rift margin—Corinth rift, Greece,

in Geology

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gawthorpe, R., Leeder, M., Kranis, H., Skourtsos, E., Andrews, J., Henstra, G., Mack, G., Muravchik, M., Turner, J., Stamatakis, M.

(2017)

Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Corinth rift, Greece,

in Basin Research

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


López-Blanco, C., Andrews, J., Dennis, P., Rosa Miracle, M., Vicente, E.

(2016)

Sedimentary response of lake El Tobar, Spain, to climate: lake level changes after the Maunder Minimum,

in Journal of Quaternary Science

31

(8)

pp. 905–918

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Andrews, J., Stamatakis, M., Marca-Bell, A., Stewart, C., Millar, I.

(2016)

Exhumed hydrocarbon-seep authigenic carbonates from Zakynthos island (Greece): Concretions not archaeological remains,

in Marine and Petroleum Geology

76

pp. 16–25

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jickells, T. D., Andrews, J. E., Parkes, D. J.

(2016)

Direct and indirect effects of estuarine reclamation on nutrient and metals fluxes in the global coastal zone,

in Aquatic Geochemistry

22

(4)

pp. 337-348

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lopez-Blanco, C., Andrews, J., Dennis, P., Rosa Miracle, M., Vicente, E.

(2016)

North Atlantic Oscillation recorded in carbonate δ18O signature from Lagunillo del Tejo (Spain),

in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

441

(4)

pp. 882-889

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Royle, S., Andrews, J., Turner, J., Kruzic, P.

(2015)

Environmental and diagenetic records from trace elements in the Mediterranean coral Cladocora caespitosa,

in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

440

pp. 734-749

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Dabkowski, J., Royle, S., Antoine, P., Marca, A., Andrews, J.

(2015)

High resolution δ18O seasonality record in a French Eemian tufa stromatolite (Caours, Somme Basin),

in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

438

pp. 277–284

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rowe, P. J., Turner, J. A., Andrews, J. E., Leeder, M. R., van Calsteren, P., Thomas, L.

(2015)

Uranium-thorium dating potential of the marine bivalve Lithophaga lithophaga,

in Quaternary Geochronology

30

(A)

pp. 80-89

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ricci, M., Bertini, A., Capezzuoli, E., Horvatinčić, N., Andrews, J. E., Fauquette, S., Fedi, M.

(2015)

Palynological investigation of a Late Quaternary calcareous tufa and travertine deposit: the case study of Bagnoli in the Valdelsa Basin (Tuscany, central Italy),

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology

218

pp. 184-197

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Royle, S., Andrews, J., Marca-Bell, A., Turner, J., KRUŽIĆ, P.

(2015)

Seasonality in sea surface temperature from d18O in Cladocora caespitosa: modern Adriatic to late Pleistocene, Gulf of Corinth,

in Journal of Quaternary Science

30

(4)

pp. 298-311

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Tolhurst, T., Reid, B., Andrews, J., Giannopoulos, G., Grant, A., Lorenzoni, I., Peake, L., Goulden, M., Waters, J., Donaldson, C., Bremner, J., Dolphin, T., Garcia, C., Kennedy, K.

(2015)

The December 2013 North Sea storm caused the biggest UK storm surge for 60 years,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Giannopoulos, G., Peake, L., Reid, B., Andrews, J., Grant, A., Lorenzoni, I., Goulden, M., Waters, J., Dolphin, T., Bremner, J., Tolhurst, T.

(2015)

Environmental and social impacts of the 2013 Storm Surge on the North Norfolk coast,

(Poster)

(Published)


Andrews, J. E., Kendall, A. C., Hall, A.

(2015)

Microbial crust with Frutexites(?) and iron staining in chalks: Albian–Cenomanian boundary, Hunstanton, UK,

in Geological Magazine

152

(1)

pp. 1-11

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Parkes, D., Suratman, S., Aziz, A., Hee, Y.

(2014)

Nutrient transport through estuaries: The importance of the estuarine geography,

in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

150

(Part B)

pp. 215–229

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Luisetti, T., Turner, K., Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Elliott, M., Schaafsma, M., Beaumont, N., Malcolm, S. J., Burdon, D., Adams, C., Watts (Env Agency), W.

(2014)

Coastal Zone Ecosystem Services: From science to values and decision making; a case study,

in Science of the Total Environment

493

pp. 682–693

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Findlater, G., Shelton, A., Rolin, T., Andrews, J.

(2014)

Sodium and strontium in mollusc shells: preservation, palaeosalinity and palaeotemperature of the Middle Pleistocene of eastern England,

in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association

125

(1)

pp. 14-19

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Eley, Y., Dawson, L., Black, S., Andrews, J., Pedentchouk, N.

(2014)

Understanding 2H/1H systematics of leaf wax n-alkanes in coastal plants at Stiffkey saltmarsh, Norfolk, UK,

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

128

pp. 13-28

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bristow, L., Jickells, T., Weston, K., Marca, A., Parker (CEFAS), R., Andrews, J.

(2013)

Tracing estuarine organic matter sources into the southern North Sea using C and N isotopic signatures,

in Biogeochemistry

113

(1-3)

pp. 9-22

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

My principal research focus is the use of geochemical information, particularly stable isotopes, in the reconstruction of environmental and climatic conditions, and the local cycling of elements that impact society (such as carbon, nutrient and contaminant metals).  My research covers long temporal scales including modern environments, the recent geological past (Quaternary) and deeper geological time.  My research has recently focused on three themes:

  1. Stable isotope records in terrestrial calcium carbonate deposits (tufas, stromatolites, cave deposits etc.) as ways of reconstructing, validating and dating terrestrial palaeoclimatic events over the last 20,000 years.  I am currently working on suitable sites in the UK, Greece, Turkey, and Iran.
  2. Geochemistry of carbonate sediments as indicators of global sea level and wider palaeoenvironmental change in the Quaternary Oceans.  With Prof. M. Leeder and Dr. P. Rowe (both UEA), we are unravelling the sedimentological record of sea level change during the last interglacial, principally in the uplifting coastlines of central Greece.  The complex details of these rapid sea-level (and climatic) events are constrained by U series dating and fit into global models for non-orbitally forced sea level changes during the penultimate glacial/interglacial cycle.
  3. The role of estuaries as stores and reactors of various material and chemical components (organic carbon, nutrient elements N and P, contaminant metals (As, Pb, Cu, Zn) and S.  In this work we have recently modelled the effects of various management options in estuaries (managed realignment, discharge practices etc) and linked these to social and economic implications under a range of future scenarios.  This research is currently funded under the NERC Valuing Nature Network www.valuing-nature.net/

Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are broad; I have interests in many areas of earth sciences and geochemistry/environmental chemistry.  At present my focus is on geochemical cycling in geological time and sedimentology.  I have broad experience of field teaching earth and environmental science at all levels.

Teachers of environmental chemistry in the School have produced a second edition of the following title: Andrews, J.E., Brimblecombe, P., Jickells, T.D., Liss, P.S. & Reid, B.  An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 2nd Ed., (2004) Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 320pp, ISBN 0-632-05905-2.

Professional Activities

  • Chair of NERC's Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee May 2008-2012
  • Editorial Board member of the Proceeding of the Geologists' Association 2013

Key Responsibilities

I am currently on sabbatical ahving been Head of the School of Environmental Sciences 2010-2014. I have experience of most of the key administrative posts at School level.