Main research interests include using stable and radioactive carbon (13C and 14C) isotopes to study carbon cycling in the environment, using other organic, inorganic and radioactive species as tracers of biogeochemical processes, contamination and remediation of the natural environment by persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals.

Current research focus:

Long-term stability of Carbon pools – C inventory of golf courses, Blue Carbon habitats

Healthy, sustainable soils – effect on farmland soil of enhanced rock weathering

Impact of management practices - C Sequestration in soil with differing grazing management practices

Environmental Biogeochemistry

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