Four months ago I joined BGS as a Stable Isotope Research Geochemist in the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory. While still maintaining my links with the oceanographic community, this position gives me an amazing opportunity to work with scientists in all areas of environmental science. It is my role to offer expertise in light stable isotopes i.e. hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, which are typically used for tracing chemical cycles, inferring processes, estimating rates and determining temperatures. This involves collaborating with scientists across the country and I was to meet the soil community at this conference.
|A peat core demonstrated by|
Prof Ed Tipping (CEH Lancaster)
One of the challenges of environmental research is working with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Chemists, biologists, physicists, geologists, mathematicians, environmentalists and that’s just to name the core disciplines. For me, that’s what makes this work so interesting and enables exciting collaborations. The soil community was no exception to the rule and were extremely welcoming. I am therefore looking forward to spinning up new collaborations and working with them into the future.
|A day in the field – Near to the highest peak in the|
Pennines (Cross Fell), we were rewarded with views
of the Lake District