Dr Jack Longman

Laboratory Technician


I have a BSc in geology form the University of Durham, and an MSc in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. After a couple of years in industrial science, I completed a PhD at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. Prior to joining the department, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

Research Interests

I am interested in the application of geochemical methods to a wide variety of environmental issues. Chief among these is the reconstruction of historical pollution using peat bogs as archives of atmospheric deposition. Also using peat bogs, I am interested in their potential use as archives of climatic change. More recently, I have begun investigating how the carbon cycle, and associated climatic changes, may be related to volcanism.

I am in charge of the new ICP-MS system, recently installed in the Geolabs.


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