The geochemistry of chert fossils in deep time
Dr R Garwood, Dr R Tartese, Prof R Wogelius, Prof R Burgess
6 February 2019
Chert is a key lithology for the preservation of Precambrian life. These rocks, which are composed primarily of microcrystalline silica, host a myriad of important remains of early life.
(STFC DTP) Investigating the water and volatile inventory of unequilibrated ordinary chrondrites
Isotope Geochemistry & Planetary Science
Dr R Tartese, Dr R Jones
11 February 2019
Introduction. One of the vital ingredients that allowed the emergence of life on the Earth is liquid water. Therefore,understanding the origin(s) of Solar System water, together with other volatile species, is of primaryimportance for the study of life in the universe.
Geodetic evidence for lateral magmatic connections at Chilean volcanoes
Dr S Ebmeier, Dr D Ferguson, Prof A Hooper
7 January 2019
Knowing the location, volume and mobility of eruptible magma stored in the crust is critical for forecasting volcanic eruptions. Volcanic hazards threaten human life, health and livelihoods, so improvements to the way we interpret monitoring datasets, including deformation, have potential for real world impacts.
NERC GW4 FRESH CDT - The electric ecology of freshwater habitats
Prof D Robert, Prof M Genner
17 December 2018
Essential to all biomes, freshwater is put under pressure by urbanisation and human populations, by demands of intensive agriculture, and various damages incurred through anthropogenic pollution.
Understanding the aetiology of diabetic neuropathy
Dr N Gardiner, Dr R Unwin
Applications accepted all year round
Diabetic neuropathy is a common secondary complication of diabetes mellitus which affects around 50% of all patients with diabetes - impacting on health, wellbeing and quality of life.
White dwarfs, exoplanets and fundamental physics
Astronomy and Space Science
Prof M Barstow, Dr S Casewell
31 January 2019
White dwarfs are the end products of the life cycles of more than 90% of all stars. This makes them important laboratories for studying stellar evolution and the behavior of matter at extremes of temperature and density.
Going round the twist: The effect of stress on magma intrusion in Scotland and the Canary Islands
Dr J Kavanagh, Prof a Biggin, Dr D Dennis, Dr B O'Driscoll
23 January 2019
Introduction. Magma is transported through the crust in fractures called dykes that cut across rock layers. Dykes are important in all stages in the life of a volcano; they transport magma from depth but may stall during ascent or reach the surface to feed eruptions (see Kavanagh 2018 for a review).