Dr Nicky Allison

Dr Nicky Allison

Name

Nicky Allison

 

Position

Research Fellow

Work Phone

01334 463952

Email

na9@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website

https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/nicola-allison%2838b1c2a9-6d8b-4f86-9e14-a5006bf34edd%29.html

Expertise

  • Bioavailability
  • Geochemistry of biogenic carbonate

Categories

Further Info

I have a strong analytical background and my research focuses on the geochemistry of biogenic carbonates. The chemistry of biogenic carbonates e.g. coral skeletons, bivalve shells and foraminifera tests may record information on the local environmental conditions prevailing at the time of their deposition making them potential indicators of environmental change and pollution. I study the biological and chemical processes which affect skeletal geochemistry during and after deposition. I am using fossil coral specimens to reconstruct climate conditions in the Pacific Ocean in the Quaternary and beyond.