Ellen MacDonald

email: e.macdonald.5@research.gla.ac.uk

ORCID : 0000-0002-0463-7848

414a Postgraduate Office

Gregory Building

G12 8QQ

Office phone :(0141330)-5469

Research title

Oceans on Acid: using historic ocean acidification to understand marine ecosystem function under global change

Research summary

Oceans on Acid: using historic ocean acidification to understand marine ecosystem function under global change

My interests are in the impact of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems over the past hundred years. Using coralline algae I am reconstructing high resolution records of ocean acidification. A mix of geochemical techniques and ecological profiling is being used to investigate these changes.

  • δ11B pH reconstructions
  • Mg-O bond strength (Raman spectroscopy)
  • Elemental composition ratios

Publications

Mears, E.M., Rossi, V., MacDonald, E., Coleman, G., Davies, T.G., Arias-Riesgo, C., Hildebrandt, C., Thiel, H., Duffin, C.J., Whiteside, D.I. and Benton, M.J., 2016. The Rhaetian (Late Triassic) vertebrates of Hampstead Farm Quarry, Gloucestershire, UKProceedings of the Geologists' Association127(4), pp.478-505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2016.05.003


Supervisors

Grants

SAGES small grant

MASTS Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant

EMAS conference bursary

Graduate School Mobility Grant (2018) Univeristy of Glasgow

NERC Studentship (2017-2021) IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership


Conferences

Conferences

  • IAPETUS student conference 2019 - Glasgow, UK
  • EMAS 2018 - Microbeam Analysis in the Earth Sciences - Bristol, UK

Workshops and training courses

  • IOCCP-BONUS INTEGRAL Biogeochemcial sensors training course - Kristineberg, Sweden 
  • VI International Rhodolith Workshop - Roscoff, France