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.

  • Energy Lancaster
  • Environmental and Biogeochemistry
  • Innovation for a better environment
  • Sustainable Catchments
  • Understanding a changing planet