Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140100354 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

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Researchers Dr Anthony Dosseto; Prof Allan Chivas; Dr Nathalie Vigier; Dr Damien Lemarchand;

Brief description The abundance and distribution of Earth's water and soil resources are strongly influenced by the spatial and temporal variability of climatic parameters. Thus, there is a need to understand how climate change, whether of natural causes or induced by human activity, impacts fluvial and soil systems. This project will use novel isotopic techniques to study the links between climate variability, chemical weathering, which produces soil, and sediment transport, which affects fluvial systems and water resources. The composition of stable lithium, boron and calcium isotopes, and of radioactive uranium-series isotopes in sedimentary records will shed new light on our understanding of these processes.

Funding Amount 240000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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