Jonathan Dredge

Doctoral Researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jonathan Dredge

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

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.

Qualifications

  • MSci Environmental Geosciences, Royal Holloway University of London
  • MRes Speleothem Geochemistry, Royal Holloway University of London

Biography

Jonathan Dredge studied an MSci in Environmental Sciences followed by an MRes in Speleothem Geochemistry at Royal Holloway University of London. Both MSci and MRes dissertations were working on speleothems from Gibraltar under the supervision of Professor Dave Mattey.

Research

Research interests

Speleothem science, Palaeoclimate, Geochronology

Publications

Publications

  • Dredge, J., Fairchild, I.J., Harrison, R.M., Cortes, A.F., Sanchez-Moral, S., Jurado, V., Smith, A., Gunn, J., Spötl, C., Mattey, D., Wynn, P. & Grassineau, N. 2013. Cave Aerosols: Distribution and contribution to speleothem geochemistry. Quaternary Science Reviews, 63, 23-41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.11.016

Presentations

  • Dredge, J., Fairchild, I.J., Harrison, R.M., Gunn, J. 2013. Seasonal ventilation controls on aerosol transport within the cave environment: A combined aerosol and ventilation monitoring study at Gough’s Cave, Cheddar Gorge. BCRA symposium, Nottingham. Oral Presentation.
  • Dredge, J., Fairchild, I.J., Harrison, R.M., Cortes, A.F., Sanchez-Moral, S.., Jurado, V., Smith, A., Gunn, J., Spötl, C., Mattey, D., Wynn, P. & Grassineau, N. 2011. Aerosol contributions to speleothem geochemistry. AGU, San Francisco. Poster presentation.AGU, San Francisco. Poster presentation.
  • Dredge, J., Fairchild, I.J. & Harrison, R.M. Aerosol contributions to speleothem geochemistry. Kart Record 6. Poster presentation.Kart Record 6. Poster presentation.
  • Dredge, J. 2011. Cave Aerosols, Gough’s Cave. Karst Record 6 conference, Cheddar Gorge field trip handbook.
  • Dredge, J. & Mattey, D. 2011. Flowstone growth complications, complexities for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. BCRA symposium, Cardiff. Oral presentation. D. 2011. Flowstone growth complications, complexities for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. BCRA symposium, Cardiff. Oral presentation.
  • Dredge, J. & Mattey, D. 2010. D. 2010. Flowstone growth complications. RHUL and The Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society Speleothem workshop, Gibraltar. Oral presentation.

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