Professor of Environmental Geochemistry
Telephone: 01355 270136
- Natural Radionuclides as Tracers of Environmental Processes: The use of natural radionuclides to study:
- Accumulation, mixing and re-distribution processes in marine, freshwater and saltmarsh sediments (14C and 210Pb).
- Particle scavenging processes in the marine environment (234Th and 210Pb/210Bi/210Po).
- Past environments and the timing of natural events (eg. volcanic eruptions) through 14C dating of peats and 14C dating / tephrochronology.
- Manmade Radionuclides as Tracers of Environmental Processes: The use of anthropogenic radionuclides (241Am, isotopes of plutonium and caesium) to study accumulation, mixing and re-distribution processes in marine, freshwater and saltmarsh sediments.
- Environmental Geochemistry: Heavy metal geochemistry and historical patterns of release (in association with the above mentioned dating techniques).
- Radionuclide Geochemistry: The behaviour and fate of anthropogenic radionuclide releases to the environment
- Radioanalytical Chemistry: The development of novel radioanalytical techniques using liquid scintillation spectrometry.
- M Cook, G T Cook, H Kdolska, L Dunbar, R Engl, S Sagrott, D Druce. (2012). New light on oblong forts: Excavations at Dunnideer, Aberdeenshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (in press).
- C Bonsall, A Boroneanţ, A Soficaru, K McSweeney, T Higham, N Miriţoiu, C Pickard, G T Cook. (2012). Interrelationship of age and diet in Romania’s oldest human burial. Naturwissenschaften 99, 321–325.
- P L Ascough, M J Church, G T Cook, E Dunbar, H Gestsdóttir, T H McGovern, A J Dugmore, A Friðriksson, K J Edwards. (2012). Radiocarbon reservoir effects in human bone collagen from northern Iceland. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 2261-2271.
- K L Sayle, G T Cook, P L Ascough, H R Hastie, A Einarsson, M T Hicks, T H McGovern, A Edwald, A Friðriksson. (2013). Application of 34S analysis for elucidating terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems: Evidence of animal movement/husbandry practices in an Early Viking community around Lake Mývatn, Iceland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (accepted).
- K J Edwards, G T Cook, G Nyegaard, J E Schofield. (2013). Towards a first chronology for the Middle Settlement of Norse Greenland: 14C and related studies of animal bone and environmental material. Radiocarbon 55, 13-29.
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