Dr Leanne A Melbourne

MSCi, PhD

  • BS8 1RJ

20152019

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Research interests

Research interests

Rising levels of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere are leading to environmental changes in the ocean, such as warming and acidification, with calcifying organisms at risk due to the decreasing ability to calcify in a more acidic environment.  I am interested in how changing environments will affect habitat-forming organisms and whether they are able to adapt over longer periods of time. My research focuses on how climate change affects the mineralogical, skeletal and material properties and hence the structural integrity of marine organisums.

I utilise a range of analytical techniques including Electron Microscopy, CT-scanning and nano-indentation. As well as using Finite Element modelling to assess the structural integrity.

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Research Output

  • 5 Article (Academic Journal)

Selective chemical degradation of silica sinters of the Taupo Volcanic Zone (New Zealand). Implications for early Earth and Astrobiology

Chaves Torres, L., Kaur, G., Melbourne, L. A. & Pancost, R. D., 1 Jul 2019, In : Geobiology. 17, 4, p. 449-464 16 p.

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    The importance of wave exposure on the structural integrity of rhodoliths

    Melbourne, L. A., Denny, M. W., Harniman, R. L., Rayfield, E. J. & Schmidt, D. N., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 503, p. 109-119 11 p.

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    Insoluble prokaryotic membrane lipids in continental shelf sediments offshore Cape Town: implications for organic matter preservation

    Chaves Torres, L., Melbourne, L., Hernandez-Sancheza, M. T., Inglis, G. & Pancost, R., 20 Dec 2017, In : Marine Chemistry. 197, p. 38-51 14 p.

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