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Prof. Ian Jarvis

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Professor of Geochemistry


2009-present Acting Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Science, Kingston University London
2008-present Professor of Geochemistry, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University
1984-08 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer then Reader in Sedimentology and Geochemistry, School of Geological Sciences, Kingston Polytechnic
1983-84 Sedimentary Geochemist, Marine Chemistry Group, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory, Wormley, Surrey
1980-83 Research Fellow in Sedimentary Geochemistry, Department of Geology, City of London Polytechnic
1979-80 Temporary Lecturer in Sedimentology, Department of Geology, University of Glasgow

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 1999 - present Fellow of the Mineralogical Society (FMinSoc)
  • 1992 - present Chartered Geologist (CGeol)
  • 1976 - present Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS)
  • 1975 - 1979 DPhil (Oxon) Geology
  • 1972 - 1975 BSc (2I) Hons Geology

Research Interests

My research focuses on sedimentary processes in the deep ocean and their relation to global environmental change, particularly the use of Cretaceous pelagic carbonates as palaeoenvironmental archives, the utility of dinoflagellate cysts as stratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental tools, and the origin of phosphorites and other marine authigenic minerals.
The stable-isotope and elemental chemostratigraphic frameworks being developed have direct applications for high-resolution correlation in petroleum basins. Work is continuing on deep-water turbidite systems, and the development and application of new geochemical methods in sedimentary geology.

?Ǩ?The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see?Ǩ
?Ǩ Winston Churchill

Teaching Area

Sedimentary Environments and Basins, Petroleum Geology, Oceanography and Marine Geology, Sedimentary Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Change, Field Geology


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