Dr Graham Muir

  • Research Associate in Environmental Radioactivity (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)

telephone: 01355223332
email: Graham.Muir@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I am working on the NERC funded Radioactivity in the Environment (RATE) program investigating Long-lived Radionuclides in the Surface Environment (LO-RISE).
The marine workstream, involving SAMS and Edinburgh University, is concerned with the speciation and distribution of important, Sellafield-derived radionuclides (e.g. 14C, U/Ra, 129I) in biota and sediment of the Irish Sea and West of Scotland and incorporation of data into predictive ecosystem models of radionuclide uptake and transfer.

  • Environmental radioactivity: The application of natural (uranium decay series) and anthropogenic radionuclides (14C, 137Cs, 241Am etc.) as analogues of geochemical rates and processes in marine and coastal ecosystems; e.g. 14C distribution, geochemistry and fate in coastal UK water and uptake-transfer processes by biota.
  • Marine geochemistry, ecology and oceanography; e.g. dynamics of marine particle resuspension, scavenging and removal processes in coastal environments; the application of 210Pb and 137Cs in determining sub-tidal and saltmarsh sediment chronologies, accumulation rates and mixing processes.
  • Applied novel radiocarbon (14C) techniques to determine, with high precision, the biocarbon content in flue-gas emissions and bioenergy fraction of mixed waste fuel streams at energy-from-waste (EfW) thermal treatment facilities.
  • Biofuels, renewable (biomass) energy technologies, bioenergy production and industry compliance, waste management and sustainable development.  
  • Novel application of radionuclides to environmental and industrial problems.

Additional information

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science (Marine Radiochemistry) - Lancaster University 2001-2004
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science - University of Strathclyde 1999-2000
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology - University of Glasgow 1994-1998

Publications

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2017

Tierney, K. M. et al. (2017) Nuclear reprocessing-related radiocarbon (14C) uptake into UK marine mammals. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 124(1), pp. 43-50. (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.002) (PMID:28693808)

Tierney, K. M. , Muir, G. K.P. , Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G. , Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J., Hughes, D. J. and Xu, S. (2017) Ecosystem uptake and transfer of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C) Part 2: The West of Scotland. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 115(1-2), pp. 57-66. (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.11.014) (PMID:27899176)

Muir, G. K.P. , Tierney, K. M. , Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G. , Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J., Hughes, D. J. and Xu, S. (2017) Ecosystem uptake and transfer of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C). Part 1. The Irish Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 114(2), pp. 792-804. (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.10.072)

2016

Tierney, K. M. , Muir, G. P.K. , Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G. , Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J. and Xu, S. (2016) Accumulation of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C) in Irish Sea and West of Scotland intertidal shells and sediments. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 151(1), pp. 321-327. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.10.029)

2015

Muir, G.K.P., Hayward, S., Tripney, B.G. , Cook, G.T., Naysmith, P., Herbert, B.M.J., Garnett, M. and Wilkinson, M. (2015) Determining the biomass fraction of mixed waste fuels: A comparison of existing industry and 14C-based methodologies. Waste Management, 35, pp. 293-300. (doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2014.09.023)

Muir, G. K. P., Cook, G. T., MacKenzie, A. B., MacKinnon, G. and Gulliver, P. (2015) Anomalous 14C enrichments in the eastern UK coastal environment. Radiocarbon, 57(3), pp. 337-345. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18395)

Muir, G. K. P., Cook, G. T., Tripney, B. G. , MacKenzie, A. B., Stewart, H. and Tierney, K. M. (2015) Temporal trend in the transfer of Sellafield-derived 14C into different size fractions of the carbonate component of NE Irish Sea sediment. Radiocarbon, 57(3), pp. 347-354. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18399)

2010

Naysmith, P. et al. (2010) 14C AMS at SUERC: improving QA data from the 5 MV tandem AMS and 250 kV SSAMS. Radiocarbon, 52(2), pp. 263-271. (doi:10.1017/S003382220004529X)

2007

Hall, D.W., Cook, G.T., Hall, M.A., Muir, G.K.P., Hamilton, D. and Scott, E.M. (2007) The early medieval origin of Perth, Scotland. Radiocarbon, 49(2), pp. 639-644.

Muir, G.K.P. and Pates, J.M. (2007) U–salinity relationships in the Mediterranean: Implications for 234Th:238U particle flux studies. Marine Chemistry, 106(3-4), pp. 530-545. (doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2007.05.006)

2005

Karageorgis, A.P., Kaberi, H., Price, N.B., Muir, G.K.P., Pates, J.M. and Lykousis, V. (2005) Chemical composition of short sediment cores from Thermaikos Gulf (Eastern Mediterranean): sediment accumulation rates, trawling and winnowing effects. Continental Shelf Research, 25(19-20), pp. 2456-2475. (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2005.08.006)

Muir, G.K.P., Pates, J.M., Karageorgis, A.P. and Kaberi, H. (2005) 234Th:238U disequilibrium as an indicator of sediment resuspension in Thermaikos Gulf, northwestern Aegean Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 25(19-20), pp. 2476-2490. (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2005.08.009)

2004

Cook, G.T., MacKenzie, A.B., Muir, G.K.P., Mackie, G. and Gulliver, P. (2004) Sellafield-derived anthropogenic C-14 in the marine intertidal environment of the NE Irish Sea. Radiocarbon, 46(2), pp. 877-883.

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Number of items: 13.

Articles

Tierney, K. M. et al. (2017) Nuclear reprocessing-related radiocarbon (14C) uptake into UK marine mammals. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 124(1), pp. 43-50. (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.002) (PMID:28693808)

Tierney, K. M. , Muir, G. K.P. , Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G. , Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J., Hughes, D. J. and Xu, S. (2017) Ecosystem uptake and transfer of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C) Part 2: The West of Scotland. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 115(1-2), pp. 57-66. (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.11.014) (PMID:27899176)

Muir, G. K.P. , Tierney, K. M. , Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G. , Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J., Hughes, D. J. and Xu, S. (2017) Ecosystem uptake and transfer of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C). Part 1. The Irish Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 114(2), pp. 792-804. (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.10.072)

Tierney, K. M. , Muir, G. P.K. , Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G. , Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J. and Xu, S. (2016) Accumulation of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C) in Irish Sea and West of Scotland intertidal shells and sediments. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 151(1), pp. 321-327. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.10.029)

Muir, G.K.P., Hayward, S., Tripney, B.G. , Cook, G.T., Naysmith, P., Herbert, B.M.J., Garnett, M. and Wilkinson, M. (2015) Determining the biomass fraction of mixed waste fuels: A comparison of existing industry and 14C-based methodologies. Waste Management, 35, pp. 293-300. (doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2014.09.023)

Muir, G. K. P., Cook, G. T., MacKenzie, A. B., MacKinnon, G. and Gulliver, P. (2015) Anomalous 14C enrichments in the eastern UK coastal environment. Radiocarbon, 57(3), pp. 337-345. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18395)

Muir, G. K. P., Cook, G. T., Tripney, B. G. , MacKenzie, A. B., Stewart, H. and Tierney, K. M. (2015) Temporal trend in the transfer of Sellafield-derived 14C into different size fractions of the carbonate component of NE Irish Sea sediment. Radiocarbon, 57(3), pp. 347-354. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18399)

Naysmith, P. et al. (2010) 14C AMS at SUERC: improving QA data from the 5 MV tandem AMS and 250 kV SSAMS. Radiocarbon, 52(2), pp. 263-271. (doi:10.1017/S003382220004529X)

Hall, D.W., Cook, G.T., Hall, M.A., Muir, G.K.P., Hamilton, D. and Scott, E.M. (2007) The early medieval origin of Perth, Scotland. Radiocarbon, 49(2), pp. 639-644.

Muir, G.K.P. and Pates, J.M. (2007) U–salinity relationships in the Mediterranean: Implications for 234Th:238U particle flux studies. Marine Chemistry, 106(3-4), pp. 530-545. (doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2007.05.006)

Karageorgis, A.P., Kaberi, H., Price, N.B., Muir, G.K.P., Pates, J.M. and Lykousis, V. (2005) Chemical composition of short sediment cores from Thermaikos Gulf (Eastern Mediterranean): sediment accumulation rates, trawling and winnowing effects. Continental Shelf Research, 25(19-20), pp. 2456-2475. (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2005.08.006)

Muir, G.K.P., Pates, J.M., Karageorgis, A.P. and Kaberi, H. (2005) 234Th:238U disequilibrium as an indicator of sediment resuspension in Thermaikos Gulf, northwestern Aegean Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 25(19-20), pp. 2476-2490. (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2005.08.009)

Cook, G.T., MacKenzie, A.B., Muir, G.K.P., Mackie, G. and Gulliver, P. (2004) Sellafield-derived anthropogenic C-14 in the marine intertidal environment of the NE Irish Sea. Radiocarbon, 46(2), pp. 877-883.

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