Projects per year
My research interests are to document and understand the processes that govern climate on time scales ranging from the modern day back through hundreds of thousands of years. To do this research I use geochemical techniques, with an emphasis on radioactive elements including uranium series isotopes and radiocarbon. These elements are particularly valuable as they have a wide range of decay rates and geochemical properties and can be analysed in geologic materials such as corals, marine sediments and seawater.
Through a combination of field work (see the cruise blog link for an example) and lab work (see lab website link) I have been tackling questions relating to:
- Timing of Pleistocene climate change events
- Palaeoclimate reconstructions
- Deep-sea coral paleo-biogeography
- Impact of weathering on the ocean and climate
- Development of new geochemical proxies for past climate conditions
- Chemical tracers of ocean circulation
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Water Research
- Cabot Institute Food Security Research
- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
31/03/20 → 30/03/22
1/02/19 → 31/01/22
Robinson, LF., Feb 2012, In : Science. 335, 6068, p. 557 - 461
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review176 Citations (Scopus)
Hendry, K., Robinson, LF., Meredith, M. P., Mulitza, S., Chiessi, C. M. & Arz, H., 2012, In : Geology. 40, 2, p. 123 - 126
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review24 Citations (Scopus)
Carbonate crusts around volcanic islands: Composition, origin and their significance in slope stabilityTucker, M. E., Carey, S. N., Sparks, R. S. J., Stinton, A., Leng, M., Robinson, L., Li, T., Lewis, J. & Cotton, L., Nov 2020, In : Marine Geology. 429, 106320.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
ERC Starting Grant - Reconstructing abrupt Changes in Chemistry and Circulation of the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean: Implications for global Climate and deep-water Habitats.
Laura F Robinson (Recipient)1 Oct 2011 → 1 Oct 2016
Activity: Other activity types › Fellowship awarded competitively