Research course

Biogeochemistry and Environmental Analytical Chemistry Research Group (BEAch)

Institution
Plymouth University · Faculty of Science and Environment
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

October

Course content

Our research focuses on biogeochemical processes in environmental systems using inter-disciplinary approaches underpinned by novel analytical techniques. Biogeochemistry research focuses on identifying sources, sinks and fate of anthropogenic and naturally-occurring chemical species. Specific examples include: atmospheric and aquatic fluxes of macronutrients; determination and fate of trace elements and radionuclides; catchment/estuarine transport modelling; iron cycling in the context of climate change and ocean productivity; elemental speciation and impact on ecosystem function; and colloid behaviour in aquatic systems. The main focus of Environmental Analytical Chemistry research is the design, development and deployment of innovative instrumentation that widens research possibilities within environmental biogeochemistry.

Department specialisms

Biogeochemistry; Environmental analytical chemistry.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Science and Technology
Email
science.technology@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
01752 584584
Fax
01752 584540