- John Allen
- Scott Armbruster
- Rocio Perez-Barrales
- Philip Benson
- Simon Cragg
- James Darling
- Gary Fones
- Alex Ford
- Mike Fowler
- Andy Gale
- Paul Hayes
- Claire Hellio
- David Loydell
- Graham Mills
- Nic Minter
- Derek Rust
- Jim Smith
- Craig Storey
- Rob Strachan
- Matthew Tallis
- Karen Thorpe
- Gordon Watson
- Joy Watts
- Trevor Willis
- Andy Thorpe
- Premachandra Wattage
- Sarah Reynolds
- Eric May
The following Postgraduate Research Students have completed their doctorate during the REF census period. For a list of current students please view departmental pages. Where possible, we have linked to the full-text electronic version of the PhD theses. The other PhD theses are available on request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interdisciplinary research within the University is supported by the Research Development Fund, awarding grants for pilot studies specifically targeted at cross-discipline and cross-department collaboration. National and international external research collaboration is supported by departmental travel funds, and by a programme of external speakers and visitors. We regularly host and convene conferences in earth and environmental sciences including: Building Strong Continents, 2013; ECOFLOR, 2013 convened by Barrales at University of Seville; COGER Environmental Radioactivity, 2012; Pollinator mediated selection in Floral Evolution 2011 convened by Armbruster in Turin; Molecular and Microbial Ecology, 2011; Siluria Revisited, 2011; Marine Biogeochemistry Forum, 2011; Extractive Industry Geology 2010;Geological Society Fermor Meeting 'Rodinia', Edinburgh, 2009 convened by Strachan in Edinburgh.
Twelve out of 28 submitted staff have given international invited and keynote lectures since 2008, including: American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (Hayes); “Chernobyl – 25 years on”, 2011, Udine, Italy (Smith) and American Geophysical Union 2010, San Francisco (Storey).
Other examples of national and international recognition since 2008 include:
- Four staff (Benson, Fones, Storey, Watson) are members of the NERC Peer Review College; Fones has recently been appointed to Core Panel membership.
- Storey is a member of NERC Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility Steering Committee and of the NERC Services Review Group and Smith was a member of the NERC "Radioactivity and the Environment" programme Expert Group. May was a Commissioning Panel member of the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme, 2008-2013.
- Armbruster is a member of the U.S. NSF Grants Panel on Evolutionary Processes
- Allen is a member (2008-) of the Steering Commitee of the EU HYMEX (Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean) programme and Fones was a member of the Defra ME5301 Seabed Integrity steering group
- Wattage is an adviser for the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.
- Hayes: President of the Phycological Society of America (2010); currently President of the British Phycological Society and (2011-2013) a council member of the European Federation of Microbiological Societies
- Lloydell is Vice-President of the Palaeontographical Society and Britain's only voting member of the International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy
- Cragg is Vice- President of Malacological Society of London
- Smith is Chair of the UK Coordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity and a member of the IAEA Chernobyl Cooling Pond Expert Group
- Storey is (since 2012) Vice-President of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2012-13) and Chair of its Personnel Committee
- Watson is Vice-president of the International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development.
- Fones is currently Chair of the Marine Biogeochemistry Forum (Challenger Society for Marine Science) and was a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meetings Committee 2008-2010.
- Hellio is vice-President of the European Society for Marine Biotechnology (2012-date)
- Journal Editorships: Monographs of the Palaeontological Society (Lloydell); J. of the Geological Society (Strachan); Associate Editorships: J. Phycology (Hayes, 2008-12); Proc. Roy. Soc B (Armbruster, 2011-date); Mineralogical Magazine (Storey); Int. J. Energy and Natural Resources (Wattage); Int. J. Ecology and Development (Hellio); Special edition guest editor: Aquatic Toxicology (Ford)
- Benson received the European Geophysical Union EMRP Division Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 2011 and Strachan was awarded the Coke Medal of the Geological Society, 2012.