Bacterial communities in surface water ecosystems.
Broad interest across the Environmental Sciences discipline, from hydrology and sedimentology to ecology and paleoclimatology.
The application of compound-specific stable isotope analysis to palaeoclimatological, archaeological and ecological studies. Sourcing biological materials using stable isotopes, radiogenic isotopes and trace elements. Development of stable isotope methodologies for forensic casework.
Changes in marine biodiversity, such as those resulting from anthropogenic disturbances like climate change and coastal development, feedback into the ecosystem, affecting the physical, chemical and biological characteristics.
|Maria Martinez de Alvaro
Fluvial Sedimentology - The study of river systems based on fossil rock record is challenging and fascinating. Within this topic I am really interested in the understanding of the behaviour of ancient fluvial systems as well as the comparison of modern with ancient river systems.
Climate of the North Atlantic has varied in the past, particularly how sea surface temperatures during previous interglacials compare to the present day.
Petrology of volcanic rocks and the use of textural, geochemical and petrological information to better understand magma chamber and lava dome processes.
Volcanology and igneous petrology. Field study integrated with a variety of geochemical and petrological techniques. Textural analysis, investigation of melt inclusions and volatiles, as well as mineral and whole rock geochemistry.
Hydrosystems modelling including stochastic hydrology, hydro-meteorology and hydro-climatology. Climate change impacts on the environmental system.
Hydrogeophysics, the use of heat as a natural tracer, heat transfer in the subsurface, thermal testing in boreholes, ground source heating and cooling, the modelling of heat and fluid flow, and fractured rock hydrogeology.
Volcanology, Geology, Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Community Based Disaster Risk Management, Community Based Monitoring of Natural Hazards, Interdisciplinarity in Volcanology.