LEC Seminar: 'Probing metal-ligand interactions in cave systems: implications for the speleothem record'

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building, LEC Blue Zone (LEC 3), Lancaster University - View Map

Open to

Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

Dr Adam Hartland (Waikato University) will introduce his research at the interface of geochemistry and environmental chemistry focussing on ongoing research using DGT and speciation analysis to understand the climatic significance of trace element signals in cave carbonates (speleothems).

Dr Adam Hartland graduated with a BSc(Hons)1 in Environmental Science (2007) and a PhD in colloidal geochemistry (2011) from the University of Birmingham. His PhD focussed on the role of colloids in trace metal binding and transport in fractured limestone aquifers- with relevance for trace element signals in cave carbonates. He subsequently completed a Postdoc on near surface hydrogeology and aquifer hydrochemistry at the University of New South Wales (Australia) before taking up the post of Lecturer in Geochemistry at the University of Waikato (New Zealand) in 2013. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Rutherford Discovery Fellow and leads the Waikato Environmental Geochemistry group. He spends most of his time thinking about the role of dissolved organic ligands and nanoparticles in controlling the composition of cave carbonates (speleothems) and is currently a visiting scientist at the Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate at the University of Cambridge.

**Adam is also interesting in diverse aspects of environmental science (biogeochemistry, contaminants, hydrology, ecology, toxicology) and would be glad to hear more about research in Lancaster Environment Centre if you have time.**



LEC Seminar 17th July: Dr Adam Hartland

LEC Seminar 17th July: Dr Adam Hartland

Contact Details

Name Professor Hao Zhang


Telephone number

+44 1524 593899