Joint REF return with UCL
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will submit a joint REF return with UCL Earth Sciences for the 2014 REF.
Current funded research in the department:
We have 13 active research grants in our department of 9 academic staff.
Natural Environment Research Council - NERC
1- Characterisation of antimony-bearing scorodite for remediation of toxic mine waste. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards. Funded by the NERC.
2- Earthquake hazard from 36Cl exposure dating of elapsed time and Coulomb stress transfer. Prof. Gerald Roberts. Funded by the NERC.
3- Probability, Uncertainty & Risk for Natural Hazards in the Environment. Prof. Gerald Roberts. Funded by the NERC.
4- Influence of orbital forcing on ENSO variability – new insights from annually laminated speleothem. Dr. Phil Hopley. Funded by the NERC.
5- OSCAR - The oceanic and seismic Characterisation of heat dissipation and alteration by hydrothermal fluids at an axial ridge. Vincent Tong. Funded by the NERC.
Science Technology Funding Council - STFC
1- InSIGHT – Mission to place a seismometer on Mars. Prof. Gerald Roberts. Funded by the STFC.
2 - Identifying the source localities of lunar meteorites. Prof Ian Crawford. Funded by STFC.
1- Restoration of blanket bog vegetation for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and water regulation. Prof. Charlie Bristow. Funded by DEFRA
1- Environmental and chronological context of the Taung Child, South Africa. Dr. Phil Hopley. Funded by National Geographic.
2- Exploring the palaeoanthropological potential of the Dart and Hrdliccka Pinnacles at Taung, South Africa. Dr. Phil Hopley. Funded by National Geographic.
1- Exploring the Moon with MoonZoo: lunar science from public participation. Prof. Ian Crawford.
2- Astrobiological studies of volcano-ice interactions on Earth and Mars. Prof. Ian Crawford.
3- Reorganisation of river systems and climate change as controls on the Harrappan. Dr. Andy Carter.
1- Erosion history of the northern margin of the South China Sea and East Tibet . Dr. Andy Carter. Funded by the Royal Society.