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Dr James Rae

Dr James Rae
Lecturer


 

My research focuses on Earth's carbon cycle and climate. I am particularly interested in major environmental change in Earth's past, including rapid CO2 and climate change during the ice ages, the long-term chemical evolution of Earth's ocean and atmosphere, and the enivornmental perturbations that led to mass extinction.

To address these questions I use novel geochemical measurements on fossils, sediments, water, and ice, with a focus on the boron isotope proxy for pH and CO2. I am a PI of the St Andrews isotope Geochemistry labs (STAiG), a state-of-the-art clean room and mass spectrometry facility. I also use a variety of numerical tools to explore mechanisms of environmental change, including the cGENIE Earth System model.

I'm also fascinated by biomineralisation processes in corals and foraminifera, and the insights that geochemistry offers into calcification and ocean acidification.

I give regular public shows, lectures, and teacher development workshops on climate change. I am currently developing a series of teaching resources with Geobus and serve on the board of the Royal Meteorological Society's MetLink outreach programme.

You can follow me on Twitter @mudwaterclimate

For more information please see my website.

Open positions for postdoctoral fellows!

I am currently looking for postdoctoral fellows to join our group as part of my ERC project "100 Myr of ocean pH & atmospheric CO2". For more info and how to apply see the official advertisement. This first call closes 21 June 2019, but there will be other opportunties to join this team, so please get in touch if you're interested in CO2 reconstruction over the last 100 Million years.

Research Group

Postdocs

Dr William Gray

Dr Rosanna Greenop

Dr Rhian Rees-Own

PhD Students

Ben Taylor

Jess Crumpton-Banks

Eloise Littley

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5 (of 5 published available) for jwbr with keyword pCO2 clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Boron isotopes in foraminifera James William Buchanan Rae
2018 pp.107-143
Deglacial upwelling, productivity and CO2 outgassing in the North Pacific Ocean William Robert Gray, James William Buchanan Rae, Robert C. J. Wills, Amelia E. Shevenell, Andrea Burke, Gavin L. Foster, Caroline H. Lear
Nature Geoscience
The effect of ocean acidification on tropical coral calcification Nicola Allison, Catherine Sarah Cole, Christopher James Hintz, Kenneth Hintz, James William Buchanan Rae, Adrian Anthony Finch
Chemical Geology 2018 vol.497 pp.162-169
Biogeochemical significance of pelagic ecosystem function Michael Henehan, Pincelli Hull, Donald Penman, James William Buchanan Rae, Daniela Schmidt
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences 2016 vol.371
Reply to 'Pliocene warmth and gradients' Charlotte O'Brien, Gavin Foster, James William Buchanan Rae, Richard Pancost
Nature Geoscience 2015 vol.8 pp.420

Contact Details:

Dr James Rae
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463910
fax:
room: 502
email: jwbr@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Scottish Oceans Institute
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
STAIG
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Contact

The Secretary
Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Scotland
UK

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443
email: soi@st-andrews.ac.uk

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