1992 …2020

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Research interests

My research centres around developing techniques to measure isotope systems to high-precision and accuracy by thermal and plasma source mass spectrometry and applying these systems to a variety of geological problems. While I enjoy tweaking mass spectrometers, I still like to engage in the more traditional techniques of fieldwork and petrography to complement the isotopic data. Current research interests include:
1) Utilising stable Cr isotopes to investigate the redox state of modern and ancient oceans and the evolution of oxygen in the atmosphere.
2) Using high-precision stable and radiogenic Sr isotopic data to study past ocean chemistry and its relationship to weathering and climate change.
3) Applying Li and Sr isotopes to investigate high temperature isotope fractionation in terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials and associated numerical modelling.
4) The geochemistry and petrology of recent volcanic rocks from the Greater Caucasus in Georgia.

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  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Research Output

  • 44 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 4 Chapter in a book

A re‐evaluation of the Plenus Cold Event, and the links between CO2, temperature, and seawater chemistry during OAE 2

O'Connor, L. K., Jenkyns, H. C., Robinson, S. A., Remmelzwaal, S. R. C., Batenburg, S. J., Parkinson, I. J. & Gale, A. S., 25 Apr 2020, In : Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 35, 4, e2019PA003631.

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    Melt chemistry and redox conditions control titanium isotope fractionation during magmatic differentiation

    Hoare, L., Klaver, M., Saji, N. S., Gillies, J., Parkinson, I. J., Lissenberg, C. J. & Millet, M-A., 22 May 2020, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 282, p. 38-54 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Unravelling the sources of carbon emissions at the onset of Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE) 1a

    Adloff, M., Greene, S. E., Parkinson, I. J., Naafs, B. D. A., Preston, W., Ridgwell, A., Lunt, D. J., Castro Jiménez, J. M. & Monteiro, F. M., 15 Jan 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 530, 9 p., 115947.

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  • 86 Downloads (Pure)

    Supervised Work

    Assessing past oxygen in the ocean using Cr isotopes as a palaeo-proxy

    Author: Remmelzwaal, S., 19 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Parkinson, I. (Supervisor), Schmidt, D. (Supervisor) & Monteiro, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Characterisation of the stable isotope composition of methane in UK groundwaters

    Author: Basava-Reddi, M., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Hornibrook, E. (Supervisor), Gooddy, D. (External person) (Supervisor), George Darling, W. (External person) (Supervisor) & Parkinson, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Vestiges of earliest crust: crustal evolution in the Narryer Terrane, Yilgarn Craton

    Author: Staddon, L. G., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Parkinson, I. (Supervisor) & Elliott, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)