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Professor Laura Robinson

Professor Laura Robinson

Professor Laura Robinson
MA, MSc(Cantab.), PhD(Oxon.)

Professor of Geochemistry

Area of research

To document and understand the processes that govern climate

Office G15
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5158

Research summary

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 ...

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2016: Professor, University of Bristol

2012 Reader, University of Bristol

2011 Lecturer, University of Bristol

2009 Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2006 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2003Post-doctoral Fellow in Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology



2003 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

"U-Th Dating of Marine Isotope Stage Seven using Bahamian Slope Sediments”

1999 Master of Sciences (Earth Sciences) University of Cambridge

1998 Bachelor of Arts (Natural Sciences) University of Cambridge



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Recent publications

  • Woodall, LC, Jungblut, A, Hopkins, K, Hall, A, Robinson, L, Gwinnett, C & Paterson, GLJ, 2018, ‘Deep-sea anthropogenic macrodebris harbours rich and diverse communities of bacteria and archaea’. PLoS ONE, vol 13.
  • Schlitzer, R, Anderson, RF, Dodas, EM, Lohan, M, Geibert, W, Tagliabue, A, Bowie, A, Jeandel, C, Maldonado, MT, Landing, WM, Cockwell, D, Abadie, C, Abouchami, W, Achterberg, EP, Agather, A, Aguliar-Islas, A, van Aken, HM, Andersen, M, Archer, C, Auro, M, Baar, HJd, Baars, O, Baker, AR, Bakker, K, Basak, C, Baskaran, M, Bates, NR, Bauch, D, van Beek, P, Behrens, MK, Black, E, Bluhm, K, Bopp, L, Bouman, H, Bowman, K, Bown, J, Boyd, P, Boye, M, Boyle, EA, Branellec, P & others 2018, ‘The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017’. Chemical Geology.

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