Title of PhD: Aerosol contributions to speleothem geochemistry
Supervisors: Professor Ian Fairchild, Professor Roy Harrison, Dr Jon Woodhead (University of Melbourne), Dr Jon Hellstrom (University of Melbourne)
Jonathan Dredge is undertaking doctoral research into the influence of cave aerosol deposition on speleothem geochemistry. Aerosol monitoring in a range of cave environments is being combined with the analysis of speleothem samples to improve the understanding of how aerosols contribute to the speleothem geochemical record. He has recently presented this work at Karst Record 6, Birmingham and the 2011 AGU fall meeting, San Francisco.