Earth’s great oxidation archived in salt

Earth’s great oxidation archived in salt

Decades of careful geologic study by Russian geologists (and our own Professor Tony Prave) identified 2-billion-year-old rocks that contained evidence for minerals formed from the evaporation of ancient seawater. These rocks are in the Karelia region of Russia and...

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Donald and Colin celebrate 40 years service each!

Donald and Colin celebrate 40 years service each!

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, staff from Schools of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Geography and Sustainable Development joined Donald Herd and Colin Cameron in celebrating 40 years service each. Donald has been with EES for 40 years and Colin has 40 years within the University.

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New funded PhD projects for 2018 entry

New funded PhD projects for 2018 entry

The School is delighted to announce two new fully funded joint PhD projects for September 2018 entry. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2018. Alternative Anions: Exploring the negative side of geochemistry Principal Supervisors: Dr Sami Mikhail (SEES) & Prof...

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Congratulations to  our graduating MSc students

Congratulations to our graduating MSc students

December 7th, 2017, marked the day that the first cohort of MSc Geochemistry students graduated from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews. It was fantastic to see the graduates returning with their families and friends to...

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Special Recognition for Mikey!

Special Recognition for Mikey!

Mikey giving a speech of thanks, watched by Richard Bates, Charlotte Gordon, Sami Mikhail & Rob Wilson. The award. Michael 'Mikey' Van Mourik (School President 2016-17) "In the pre-Mikey days, all undergraduate students were required to pay towards their travel and...

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2017 Prize Winners

2017 Prize Winners

2017 Prize Winners (left to right) Matt Kaminski (Irving Prize for best M-Level Student); Craig Walton (Irving Prize for Excellence in Field Work (Alps) - 1st Prize); Jasmine Hansen (Irvine Prize for Best Field-Based Research Project in Earth & Environmental Sciences...

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Royal Society Meeting – Lost & Future Worlds

Royal Society Meeting – Lost & Future Worlds

Dr Richard Bates is part of the latest Royal Society sponsored meeting focusing on the impact and record of climate change as viewed through the lens of paleo-landscape. Entitled Lost and Future Worlds, further information can be found on the Royal Society...

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Ruth Robinson contributes to Outstanding Paper of the Year

Dr Ruth Robinson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was part of an international team of researchers whose work was awarded Outstanding Paper of the Year for the Journal of Sedimentary Research, the premier journal in the field of...

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Sami Mikhail wins major prize

Sami Mikhail wins major prize

SEES Lecturer Sami Mikhail has been honoured by the Geological Society of London with the 2017 Murchison Fund. This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of hard rock and tectonic geoscience by an individual under the age of 40.  The motivation...

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