The long road to JCU Cairns started with a PhD in Petrology at the University of Copenhagen, then via Big Oil in the North Sea, driving an Electron Microprobe in Sydney, mapping Antarctic mountains, and years of researching metals in mud, water and biota for environmental monitoring all over Northern Australia. At JCU my task is to develop new portable instruments for field-based analysis of stable isotopes (H, C, O) in water, soil and other environmental samples. This work includes building some world-first gadgets that help provide new insights into weighty questions about global water and carbon cycling.

  • The use of stable isotopes in environmental science, for example to track water from rain through soil and river flow to freshwater plumes in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon or to understand the CO2 emissions from plants and soil as part of the carbon cycle and how this contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The art of measuring metals and other elements at very low concentration levels in the marine environment and using stable lead isotopes to trace the dispersion of emissions from mining and smelting operations.
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  • A Deeper Understanding of Isoscapes in the Tropics (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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