Research interests:

Radiocarbon analysis and interpretation
Radiocarbon technique development
Methane isotope analysis (14C, 13C and 2H)
Fugitive methane and CO2 emissions-sources and fluxes
Biogeochemical cycling of carbon in natural and anthropogenic (e.g. water treatment plants) aquatic environments.
Biogeochemistry of nuclear industry derived radiocarbon

Career history:

1995 – BSc (Marine Science), NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
2002 – PhD, Geochemistry and Budgetary Considerations of Radiocarbon in the Irish Sea
2001-2002 – Research Assistant (0.5FTE), NERC Radiocarbon Facility, SUERC
2002-present – Research Associate (0.5FTE), NERC Radiocarbon Facility, SUERC
2013-present – AMS Scientist (0.5FTE), AMS Laboratory, SUERC

Active research projects:

• How effective is combined isotope (14C, 13C and 2H ) analysis at determining the source and production pathway of fugitive methane? (PI Gulliver, SUERC)
• Effect of storage on dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) samples collected and stored in flex-foil bags. (PI Gulliver, SUERC)
• Development of in-house methane standards. (PI Gulliver, SUERC)
• Are coralline algal deposits blue carbon repositories? (PI Kamenos, Uni. Of Glasgow)
• Inner-shelf reef growth and future trajectories of reef geomorphic change. (PI Perry, Uni. Of Exetor)
• The development and evolution of atoll rim reef islands, Huvadhu Atoll, Maldives Archipelago. (PI Perry, Uni. of Exeter)
• Climate of the LAst Millennium (CLAM): An Integrated Data-Model Approach to Reconstruct and Interpret Annual Variability in North Atlantic Circulation. (PI Hall, Uni. of Cardiff)

Recent publications:

Loughlin, N. J.D., Gosling, W. D., Coe, A. L., Gulliver, P. , Mothes, P. and Montoya, E. (2017) Landscape-scale drivers of glacial ecosystem change in the montane forests of the eastern Andean flank. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, (doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.10.011) (In Press)

Perry, C.T., Kench, P.S., Smithers, S.G., Riegl, B.R., Gulliver, P. and Daniells, J.J. (2017) Terrigenous sediment-dominated reef platform infilling: an unexpected precursor to reef island formation and a test of the reef platform size-island age model in the Pacific. Coral Reefs, 36(3), pp. 1013-1021. (doi:10.1007/s00338-017-1592-7)

Garnett, M.H., Billett, M.F., Gulliver, P. and Dean, J.F. (2016) A new field approach for the collection of samples for aquatic 14CO2 analysis using headspace equilibration and molecular sieve traps: the super headspace method. Ecohydrology, 9(8), pp. 1630-1638. (doi:10.1002/eco.1754)

Garnett, M.H., Gulliver, P. and Billett, M.F. (2016) A rapid method to collect methane from peatland streams for radiocarbon analysis. Ecohydrology, 9(1), pp. 113-121. (doi:10.1002/eco.1617)

Morgan, K. M., Perry, C. T., Smithers, S. G., Johnson, J. A. and Gulliver, P. (2016) Transitions in coral reef accretion rates linked to intrinsic ecological shifts on turbid-zone nearshore reefs. Geology, 44(12), pp. 995-998. (doi:10.1130/G38610.1)