Our Group uses isotope geochemistry to study the surface environment of the Earth, both now and in the past.

Our Research has a broad focus. We are interested in what drives natural climate change; in the history of ocean circulation; in understanding geochemical cycles; and in anything else that isotopes can help us to study in the natural world. Much of this research assesses the behaviour of parts of this system expected to change during future climate change.

Ocean Chemistry

Cave climate records

  • Asian monsoon
  • Siberian permafrost
  • North Africa climate and archaeology
  • Southern hemisphere westerlies
  • Lab constraints on stalagmite chemistry

Sea level

  • From corals
  • From caves


  • Isotope tracers of weathering
  • Carbon uptake