Dr Jackie Pates

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

I specialise in the use of radionuclide tracers (234Th, 210Po, 210Pb, 137Cs, 7Be, 222Rn) to study marine and freshwater processes. My PhD was on the development of a method for determining 234Th in marine matrices. I subsequently worked in the Mediterranean on a series of projects which variously highlighted the roles of atmospheric deposition, advective transport and sediment resuspension in controlling the distribution and fate of pollutants and nutrients. My freshwater work includes studies of groundwater surface water interactions, palaeolimnology and contaminated groundwater.

Development and characterisation of a new Sr selective resin for the rapid determination of 90Sr in environmental water samples.
Surman, J., Pates, J., Zhang, H., Happel, S. 1/11/2014 In: Talanta. 129, p. 623-628. 6 p.
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Humans and climate as drivers of algal community change in Windermere since 1850
McGowan, S., Barker, P., Haworth, E.Y., Leavitt, P.R., Maberly, S.C., Pates, J. 02/2012 In: Freshwater Biology. 57, 2, p. 260-277. 18 p.
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Controls on the spatial and temporal variability of Rn-222 in riparian groundwater in a lowland Chalk catchment.
Mullinger, N.J., Pates, J.M., Binley, A.M., Crook, N.P. 30/09/2009 In: Journal of Hydrology. 376, 1-2, p. 58-69. 12 p.
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Vertical zonation of testate amoebae in the Elatia Mires, northern Greece : palaeoecological evidence for a wetland response to recent climate change or autogenic processes?
Payne, R.J., Pates, J.M. 08/2009 In: Wetlands Ecology and Management. 17, 4, p. 355-364. 10 p.
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Distribution of artificial radionuclides in deep sediments of the Mediterranean Sea.
Garcia-Orellana, J., Pates, J.M., Masqué, P., Bruach, J.M., Sánchez-Cabeza, J.A. 1/01/2009 In: Science of the Total Environment. 407, 2, p. 887-898. 12 p.
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Sediment dynamics in an upland temperate catchment : changing sediment sources, rates and deposition.
Hatfield, R., Maher, B., Pates, J., Barker, P. 11/2008 In: Journal of Paleolimnology. 40, 4, p. 1143-1158. 16 p.
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U – salinity relationships in the Mediterranean: implications for 234Th:238U particle flux studies.
Pates, J.M., Muir, G.K.P. 08/2007 In: Marine Chemistry. 106, 3-4, p. 530-545. 16 p.
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Radon in Chalk streams: Spatial and temporal variation of groundwater sources in the Pang and Lambourn catchments, UK.
Mullinger, N., Binley, A., Pates, J., Crook, N. 20/06/2007 In: Journal of Hydrology. 339, 3-4, p. 172-182. 11 p.
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Variability of dissolved CO2 in the Pang and Lambourn Chalk rivers.
Griffiths, J., Nutter, J., Binley, A., Crook, N., Young, A., Pates, J. 17/01/2007 In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences and Discussions. 11, 1, p. 328-339. 12 p.
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Determination of Rn-222 in freshwater: development of a robust method of analysis by alpha/beta separation liquid scintillation spectrometry.
Pates, J.M., Mullinger, N.J. 23/08/2006 In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 65, 1, p. 92-103. 12 p.
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234Th:238U disequilibrium as an indicator of sediment resuspension in the Thermaikos Gulf.
Muir, G.K.P., Pates, J.M., Karageorgis, A.P., Kaberi, H. 12/2005 In: Continental Shelf Research. 25, 19-20, p. 2476-2490. 15 p.
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Chemical composition of short sediment cores from Thermaikos Gulf (Eastern Mediterranean): sediment accumulation rates, trawling and winnowing effects.
Karageorgis, A.P., Kaberi, H., Price, N.B., Muir, G.K.P., Pates, J.M., Lykousis, V. 12/2005 In: Continental Shelf Research. 25, 19-20, p. 2456-2475. 20 p.
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Development and Performance of the Diffusive Gradients in Thin-Films Technique for the Measurement of Technetium-99 in Seawater.
French, M., Zhang, H., Pates, J.M., Bryan, S., Wilson, R. 1/01/2005 In: Analytical Chemistry. 77, 1, p. 135-139. 5 p.
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Changing nutrient levels in Grasmere, English Lake District, during recent centuries.
Barker, P.A., Pates, J.M., Payne, R.J., Healey, R.M. 2005 In: Freshwater Biology. 50, 12, p. 1971-1981. 11 p.
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A time efficient method for the determination of Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210 in seawater using liquid scintillation spectrometry.
Biggin, C.D., Cook, G.T., MacKenzie, A.B., Pates, J.M. 02/2002 In: Analytical Chemistry. 74, 3, p. 671-677. 7 p.
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Spatial and temporal changes in concentration of the elements of suspended particulate matter in the Cretan Sea and their export to the eastern Mediterranean basin.
Price, N.B., Lindsay, F.S., Pates, J.M. 12/1999 In: Progress in Oceanography. 44, 4, p. 677-699. 23 p.
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Horizontal distributions of biogenic and lithogenic elements of suspended particulate matter in the Mediterranean Sea.
Price, N.B., Brand, T.D., Pates, J.M., Mowbray, S.R., Civitarese, G., Miserocchi, S., Heussner, S., Lindsay, F.S. 08/1999 In: Progress in Oceanography. 44, 1-3, p. 191-218. 28 p.
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The implications of beta energy and quenching for alpha/beta liquid scintillation spectrometry calibration.
Pates, J.M., Cook, G.T., MacKenzie, A.B., Passo, C.J. 1998 In: The Analyst. 123, 10, p. 2201-2207. 7 p.
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The determination of 234Th in marine samples using liquid scintillation spectrometry.
Pates, J.M., Cook, G.T., MacKenzie, A.B., Anderson, R., Bury, S.J. 1/11/1996 In: Analytical Chemistry. 68, 21, p. 3783-3788. 6 p.
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The development of an alpha / beta separation liquid scintillation cocktail for aqueous samples.
Pates, J.M., Cook, G.T., MacKenzie, A.B., Thomson, J. 08/1993 In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 172, 2, p. 341-348. 8 p.
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