Earth Sciences recognised in the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards

The Department of Earth Sciences last night won a diversity award in the Inclusive Culture category at the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Awards, that celebrate exceptional work to promote equality and diversity. In addition, D-Phil student Rebecca Colquhoun received a special commendation in the Student Champion category.
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Professor Ros Rickaby elected Fellow of the Royal Society

We are incredibly proud to announce that Professor Ros Rickaby, Chair of Geology has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society for her outstanding contribution to science
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New study finds giant predatory dinosaurs could hunt underwater

New research published in Nature reveals that Spinosaurus, among the largest carnivorous dinosaurs ever discovered, could hunt underwater
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New seismometer technology deployed in Antarctica

A team of scientists have deployed a network of seismometers onto Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf in an experiment which will test the ability of the instruments to operate on icy moons of the Solar System. The project is a partnership between British Antarctic Survey, the UK Space Agency, University of Oxford, and STRYDE.
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Research Groups

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Links

Useful links - related research, collaborators' sites, petrological resources, etc. All external links open in a new tab or window. Related pages Tectonics of Asia (Mike Searle) Dave Wate
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Vertebrate Palaeobiology

Vertebrates play key ecological roles in virtually all Earth's surface environments today, and have a rich fossil record spanning more than 500 million years of deep time. Vertebrate Palaeobiology res
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Seismology

Welcome! We perch so thin and fragile here upon the land And the earth that moves beneath us, we don't understand Justin Sullivan We work on a wide range of topics within seismology
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Projects

The Hard Rock Group's projects cover a broad range of research activity. For further detail see the Projects pages on our main site. Fundamental metamorphic processes (Dave Waters) Tectonics of
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Beneath Britain

About Beneath Britain is a joint initiative between UKOGL and the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford, led by Malcolm Butler and Joe Cartwright. Its aim is to broaden the use of UKOGL’s databa
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Environmental Proxies In Karst

The Environmental Proxies In Karst group, led by Dr Chris Day, develops and applies proxies for understanding environmental processes in the top few tens of meters of the Earth’s surface. This small
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Physical Oceanography

The Physical Oceanography group uses analytical theory, numerical models and ocean observations to understand the circulation of the oceans and their role in the climate system. It includes scientists
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Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling

We use numerical models, mathematical theory and analysis of data to study the ocean's carbon cycle and its interaction with physical circulation and climate. Our research ranges from exploiting obser
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EMeRG - Eastern Mediterranean Research Group

What is EMeRG? EMeRG is the Eastern Mediterranean Research Group at the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Oxford. EmeRG is composed of world leading experts in Basin Analysis, Earth R
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Noble Lab

Our group uses the unique properties of the noble gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton and xenon) to understand the role that fluids and gases play in geological systems. The noble gas abundance and
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GGREW

The Greenhouse Gas Removal by Enhanced Weathering (GGREW) project is a multi-institutional project funded by the NERC-led "Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere" programme. The project brings tog
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Volcanology and Igneous Petrology

Oxford is a leading centre for research in volcanology. Much of our work builds on collaborations with researchers both in the UK, and internationally. Within Oxford, volcanology is an important compo
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Magmas and Ore-forming Systems

[caption id="attachment_12076" align="alignnone" width="400"] White Island is a subduction-related volcano in New Zealand that passively discharges approximately 100 tonnes of copper and 4.5 kg of gol
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Oxford Biological Oceanography

Our research team studies the microscopic flora of the oceans (phytoplankton) which account for half of the photosynthesis on our planet and provide the base of the marine food chain.  Our group inve
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Active Tectonics and Earthquakes Research

Our work combines remote sensing, fieldwork, and laboratory analysis of samples to study active tectonics, faulting, and earthquakes within the continents. Within the Department of Earth Sciences we c
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Marine Geology and Geophysics

We are an active group interested in the structure and evolution of the world's ocean basins and their margins. To date, we have participated in 14 research cruises on the RRS Charles Darwin, RRS Ja
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Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Stratigraphy and sedimentology are fundamental to our understanding of Earth history because sedimentary strata form the principal archive of past events, climates and environments. Research in Oxford
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Mineral Chemistry

Reactions at the mineral-fluid interface control the rates of almost all geochemical reactions. These reactions determine the rates of geochemical mass transport at both low and high temperatures and
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Isotopes and Climate

Our group uses geochemistry, particularly isotope geochemistry, to study the surface environment of the Earth now and in the past, and to learn about the processes shaping the surface of the planet we
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Experimental Petrology

Experimental petrology is a field of research concerned with experimentally determining the physical and chemical behaviour of rocks and their constituents. Since the Earth's mantle and core are no
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Geodynamics

The FoaLab is a group of researchers and students working together to elucidate geophysical processes involving fluid mechanics and phase changes. Our research interests include magma/mantle dynamics
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Ocean Biogeochemistry - Oceanbug

Welcome to the Oxford OceanBug research page! OceanBug is the Oxford group based in the Earth Sciences department researching marine biogeochemistry. Our research interests span from developing i
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Shell-Oxford Research Collaboration

Shell and Oxford University signed a major collaborative research agreement in 2012 in which Shell generously undertook to support fundamental research into the deposition, diagenesis, deformation and
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Palaeomagnetism and Rock Magnetism

The Palaeomagnetism and Rock Magnetism Group at the University of Oxford using the magnetism of natural samples to explore a broad spectrum of problems in Earth and Planetary Sciences. These involve t
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Earthquake Mechanics

In the earthquake mechanics group, we are interested in the physics of slip on faults: in why some faults slip slowly and steadily, others slip in large earthquakes, and still others slip in episodic
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People

 Dave Waters   Mike Searle   Laurence Robb

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