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Research interests:

Keywords: Ore Geology, Stable Isotopes, Geothermal, Mining, Oxygen Isotopes, Carbon Isotopes, environmental geoscience, Isotope Geochemistry, Geochemistry, Geology, Exploration Geology, Stable Isotope Analysis, Mineralogy, Sedimentology, Biogeochemistry, Stratigraphy, Paleoceanography, Diagenesis, Sedimentary Geochemistry, Rocks, Mineralization, Ore Deposits, Hydrology, Geochronology, Tectonics, Carbonates, Hydrocarbon, Geological Mapping, Field Geology, Geological Processes, Petrography, Recrystallisation, Isotopes, Water Sampling, Sedimentary Basins, Sediments, Trace Elements, Meteorites, Arsenic

Career history:

Present: Professor of Applied Geology

University of Glasgow · Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC)

United Kingdom · Glasgow

Active research projects:

I am a stable isotope geochemist, specializing in applied geological studies. I manage the Isotope Community Support Facility (ICSF) here at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC). This Facility is funded by competitive bid through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Services and Facilities, and we are part of NERC’s National Capability. The Facility offers access to all UK University and Institute departments to SUERC’s international-class suite of stable isotope systems, through NERC peer-reviewed application (see the ICSF website) or approved pilot study. One of my principal tasks is to train PhD students who undertake extensive programmes of stable isotope analyses resulting from approved projects. In this effort, I am fortunate to be aided by Mrs. Alison McDonald, who is ICSF’s dedicated technician.

Recent publications:

Maulana, A., Imai, A., Van Leeuwen, T., Watanabe, K., Yonezu, K., Nakano, T., Boyce, A., Page, L. and Schersten, A., 2016. Origin and Geodynamic Setting of Late Cenozoic Granitoids in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.

Pacey, A., Wilkinson, J.J., Boyce, A.J. and Cooke, D.R., 2016. Propylitic alteration and metal mobility in porphyry systems: a case study of the Northparkes Cu-Au deposits, NSW, Australia. Applied Earth Science, pp.1-1.

Lawson, M., Polya, D.A., Boyce, A.J., Bryant, C. and Ballentine, C.J., 2016. Tracing organic matter composition and distribution and its role on arsenic release in shallow Cambodian groundwaters. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 178, pp.160-177.

Smith, J.W., Holwell, D.A., McDonald, I. and Boyce, A.J., 2016. The application of S isotopes and S/Se ratios in determining ore-forming processes of magmatic Ni–Cu–PGE sulfide deposits: A cautionary case study from the northern Bushveld Complex. Ore Geology Reviews, 73, pp.148-174.

Humphreys, M.P., Greatrix, F.M., Tynan, E., Achterberg, E.P., Griffiths, A.M., Fry, C.H., Garley, R., McDonald, A. and Boyce, A.J., 2016. Stable carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon for a zonal transect across the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean in summer 2014. Earth System Science Data Discussions, pp.1-34.