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Heather’s expertise is in low-temperature geochemistry and biogeochemistry with a focus on weathering and mineral nutrient cycling using a critical zone science approach. Within this context, she studies the relationships between mineralogy and soil nutrients, mineralogy and phosphate fluxes in aquifers, microbe-mineral interactions in soils, and microbe-mineral interactions in the deep subsurface in the context of energy exploitation. Future global challenges to environmental sustainability and food security urgently require the ability to accurately “earthcast” changes in the critical zone (Earth’s “skin”), but that will not be possible until we can untangle the highly interconnected processes involved. Heather utilises a range of techniques at multiple spatial and temporal scales to examine these interconnected processes, including microscopy and spectroscopy (e.g. SEM, electron microprobe, synchrotron-based techniques), wet chemistry, reactive transport modelling, and microbiology.
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- Cabot Institute Water Research
- Cabot Institute Food Security Research
- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
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Buss, H. L., Scholl, M., White, A. F. & Shanley, J.
1/10/91 → …
Determination of the nature and origins of riverine phosphorus in catchments underlain by Upper Greensand Aquifer
1/04/16 → 31/03/20
1/01/16 → 31/12/18
Chapter Four - Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminantsKao, P. T., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Kendall, N. R., Buss, H. L., Warren, H. & Lee, M. RF., 2020, Advances in Agronomy. Elsevier Inc., Vol. 164. p. 161-229
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a book
Hayes, N. R., Buss, H. L., Moore, O. W., Krám, P. & Pancost, R. D., 5 Mar 2020, In: Chemical Geology. 535, 119450.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)56 Downloads (Pure)
Rates of hydroxyapatite formation and dissolution in a sandstone aquifer: Implications for understanding dynamic phosphate behaviour within an agricultural catchmentBingham, S. T., Buss, H. L., Mouchos, E. M., Johnes, P. J., Gooddy, D. C. & Bagnall, J. P., 1 Apr 2020, In: Applied Geochemistry. 115, 18 p., 104534.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review5 Citations (Scopus)