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Research interests

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
  • Biomineralization
  • Development of new geochemical proxies for past climate conditions
  • Chemical tracers of ocean circulation

Deep sea coral from Drake Passage

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Ice berg in Southern Ocean

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Water Research
  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Research Output

The Southern Ocean’s Role in Carbon Exchange During the Last Deglaciation

Burke, A. & Robinson, LF., Feb 2012, In : Science. 335, 6068, p. 557 - 461

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

168 Citations (Scopus)

Abrupt changes in high-latitude nutrient supply to the Atlantic during the last glacial cycle

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 journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 23 Citations (Scopus)

    Refining trace metal temperature proxies in cold-water scleractinian and stylasterid corals

    Stewart, J. A., Robinson, L. F., Strawson, I., Spooner, P. T., Samperiz, A., Bratt, R., Pryer, H. & al., E., 22 Jun 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 545, 13 p., 116412.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Activities

    • 1 Fellowship awarded competitively

    Supervised Work

    Paleoceanographic utility and calcification mechanisms of Stylasterid corals

    Author: Strawson, I. G. J., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Robinson, L. F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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