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Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research


Pedagogical Univ. of Krakow (2006 - present)

Professor Nigel Walford has collaborated since 2006 with colleagues from Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Krakow focusing on comparative demographics of Eastern and Western Europe. He has worked with them at international conferences and journal authored an article in the Population, Space and Place.

Sussex Archaeological Society (2009 - present)

Professor Nigel Walford and Mat Smith, a doctoral research student, have worked with archaeologists at the Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex on the creation of a 3D interactive model of the palace. Future collaboration with the Sussex Archaeological Society together with other external stakeholders and HEIs is planned through funded research.

Anglia Ruskin University, Middlesex and Swansea University (2009 - present)

Professor Nigel Walford has worked with researchers in the Department of Engineering and the Built Environment (ARU), Department of Psychology (Middlesex University) and the Centre for Innovative Ageing (Swansea) on research funded under the Research Councils UK New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (

Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (Lowland Rescue) (2012 - present)

Dr Ian Greatbatch has worked with dog handlers from Lowland Rescue to investigate some of the parameters and factors pertaining to effectiveness of search and rescue dogs. He has conducted a number of experiments in the field and has presented at conferences on the work.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) (2008 - present)

Dr Ian Greatbatch has been aided in his work on riverine search and rescue tactics by the RNLI at a local and national level, allowing lifeboat crews and equipment to be used in large experiments on the river Thames. Dr Greatbatch and Prof. Brad Blitz wrote a report for the RNLI in 2012 on the economic value of the lifeboat service.

Randgold Resources (2006 - present)

Professor Treloar and Emeritus Professor Rankin have worked closely with Randgold Resources, a FTSE100 listed company, providing short courses to the company and supervising two of the company's promising young exploration geologists on their MSc by Resreach projects. Randgold Resources have supported, often with full fees and grant costs, four PhD projects (three in West Africa and one in East Africa), two of which are continuing.

European Goldfields (2008 - present)

Professor Treloar and Emeritus Professor Rankin have worked closely with European Goldfields (recently taken over by Eldorado) on their projects in Northern Greece and Romania. European Goldfields have supported two PhD students (one working on Certej in Romania and the other in the Stratoni district of northern Greece.

Linkam Scientific Instruments

Professor Treloar and Dr Murphy continue the long established work in fluid inclusion technology with Linkam initially developed by Emeritus Professor Rankin. Collaboration has focussed on developing new generations of heating and cooling stages and procedures for their calibration as well as analytical protocols for microthermometric analysis. Kingston University continue to provide Linkam with novel natural, as opposed to synthetic, calibration standards based on the CO2-CH4 triple point at - 56.6 and -181.4oC (Beeskow et al. 2006) which are marketed. Using instrumentation loaned by Linkam academic staff at Kingston University deliver short courses to industry enhancing their international profile with respect to the commercial uses and applications of fluid inclusion technology.

University of Salzburg and Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia (2001 - present)

Professor Treloar has worked closely with Professor Fritz Finger (University of Salzburg) and Professor David Shengalia (Academy of Sciences) on an EU funded project (INTAS-2001-00242 and INTAS-2001-00244) aimed at unravelling the pre-Alpine history of metamorphic complexes in the Caucasus. Treloar has led this project which has involved exchange visits between Georgia and Europe.

National Isotope Geoscience Laboratory (NIGL) and the Scottish Universities' Research and Reactor Centre (SUERC)

The Mineral Deposit Research Group led by Professor Treloar and Emeritus Professor Rankin has worked closely with NIGL and SUERC to underpin models developed for base metal deposits in Europe and precious metal deposits in Africa and Europe. Collaborative studies have included work on base metal deposits in Kosovo and Serbia, base and precious metal deposits in Greece, precious metal deposits in Romania, and gold mineralisation in Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and the DRC.

Durham University (2010 - present)

Professor Jarvis is a principal investigator on a NERC-funded joint research project Establishing causes of sea-level change and oceanic anoxia in the Late Cretaceous: regional versus global patterns with Drs Darren Grocke, David Selby and Joao Trabucho-Alexandre in Durham. The project is in collaboration with The University of Western Ontario (Dr Guy Plint) and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Dr David Ulicny). The Kingston University PhD studentship of Penny Wilson examining emplacement mechanisms of igneous intrusions in Utah sandstones is co-supervised with Drs Ken McCaffrey and Robert Holdsworth at Durham.

Oxford University (2004 - present)

Professor Jarvis is working with Dr Hugh Jenkyns and Prof. Jim Kennedy on applications of Cretaceous carbon isotope chemostratigraphy to understanding a greenhouse climate system and the origin and impact of oceanic anoxic events. Collaborative researchers include Prof. Andy Gale (University of Portsmouth), Dr Maria Rose Petrizzo (University of Milan), and Durham University co-investigators.

Statoil (2004 - present)

Professor Jarvis is working with Dr Bruce Tocher (Manager Unconventional Hydrocarbons, Houston) and Dr Martin Pearce (Principal Geologist, Bergen) on applications of integrated dinocyst biostratigraphy and chemostratigraphy to palaeoenvironmental analysis, source rock development, and correlation in petroleum basins. The collaboration includes joint industry funding of 1 previous and 3 current PhD students, and joint authorship of high impact publications.

Maersk Oil and Gas (2012 - present)

Professor Jarvis is investigating the Chemostratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous chalk of the Danish Central Graben, an industry funded project in collaboration with Dr Frans van Buchem.

Liverpool University (2011 - present)

Dr Mike Smith and Claudio Piccinini (Research Assistant) have worked with colleagues at Liverpool University on a NERC Knowledge Exchange programme project compiling a spatial database and developing an interactive map-based website for searching geomorphological research papers on the United Kingdom.

Liverpool University (2011 - present)

Dr Mike Smith is working with Dr John Hillier at Loughborough University investigating methods for visualising drumlins and developing best practise for their manual and automated mapping. This has included a European Geophysical Union funded workshop exploring this in more detail.

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