Geology & Earth Science

Applications are still being accepted with full funding available

**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Lithological control on landscape morphology and evolution
Dr. Mikaël Attal, Dr Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Scale-model seismology: Forecasting failure in real time in the laboratory
Dr. Andrew Bell, Prof. Ian Main, Dr. Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Quantifying the geological influence on the roughness of Quaternary ice-sheet beds
Dr. Robert Bingham, Dr. Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Maarten Krabbendam (British Geological Survey)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Volatiles in the deep interiors of the Moon and Mars, and the source of water in the early solar system
Dr. Geoffrey Bromiley (University of Edinburgh) Dr. Simon Kohn (University of Bristol) and Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE funded by BGS** New insights into the genesis of copper mineralisation using stable isotope fractionation processes in the Cu-Fe-S system
Dr. Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences), Matthew Horstwood. (NIGL, British Geological Survey), Adrian Boyce. (SUERC, East Kilbride), Paul Lusty. (BGS).
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Modelling volcanic granular flows:Particle dynamics and emergent structure of pyroclastic density currents.
Dr. Eliza Calder (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences) Dr. Jin Sun & Dr. Mark Naylor (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Elucidating the Earliest Colonists of Land
Prof. Charles Cockell, Dr. Claire Cousins (University of Edinburgh,School of Physics and Astronomy), Dr. John Stevenson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Microbial Degradation of Ancient and Recalcitrant Carbon on Earth
Prof. Charles Cockell (University of Edinburgh, School of Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Philippa Ascough (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Quetrupillán Volcano, Chile – Holocene eruptions and future hazards
Dr Joaquin Cortes, Dr Eliza S. Calser (University of Edinburgh), Dr Dave McGarvie (The Open University)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Synkinematic porosity evolution during shear zone propagation
Dr. Florian Fusseis, Prof. Simon Harley (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Managing produced water from European unconventional gas production
Dr. Stuart Gilfillan, Dr. Mark Wilkinson, Dr. Alex Thomas, Prof. Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** Can enough CO2 be stored to avoid dangerous climate change?
Prof. Stuart Haszeldine, Prof. Simon Tett, Dr. Vivian Scott (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Exploring thermodynamic properties of Earth’s core-forming materials
Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (School of GeoSciences, CSEC); Dr. Geoffrey Bromiley (School of GeoSciences, CSEC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Environmental impacts of the Hekla 3 and Hekla 4 eruptions in Iceland
Dr. Anthony Newton, Prof. Andrew Dugmore, Dr John Stevenson (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** Investigation of magnetic field modelling using modern computational techniques
Dr. Peter Richtárik (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Ciaran Beggan, Dr. Brian Hamilton (British Geological Society)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Basalts in the hyper-productive Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: a window into the mantle
Dr. Kate Saunders, Dr. Geoff Bromiley (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Geoff Kilgour (GNS Science, New Zealand), Prof. Adrian Boyce (SUERC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Sediment recycling at the front of the Himalaya – implications for foreland basin stratigraphy
Prof. Hugh Sinclair, Mikaël Attal (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Vimal Singh (Delhi University), Prof. Fin Stuart (University of Glasgow, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Deciphering the chemical and isotopic evolution of the Iceland mantle plume
Prof. Fin Stuart & Adrian Boyce (SUERC), Prof. Godfrey Fitton (University of Edinburgh) & Dr. Nick Rogers (Open University)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Numerical modelling of the influence of seafloor geometry on deep-sea sediments
Dr. Robert Turnewitsch, Dr. Dmitry Aleynik, (Scottish Association of Marine Science), Prof. Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support**Spherical Slepian function modelling of the magnetic field to probe the outer core
Prof. Kathy Whaler, Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Ciarán Beggan (British Geological Survey)
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