This research has been carried under the Geological Survey Ireland 2015 Short Call. This call provided funding for researchers in academia or industry on the island of Ireland for projects of less than 12 months duration and less than €25,000.
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Lead Applicant: Dr Quentin Crowley
Host: Trinity College Dublin
Project Title: Assessing marine and anthropogenic influences on the terrestrial biosphere strontium isotope budget
Project Description: This project aims to characterise modifications of soil chemistry due to marine and agriculturally-derived influxes. Tellus geochemical data will be used to identify deviations from expected trends. Additional samples will be selected for strontium isotope analysis, resulting in a more accurate estimate of geochemical fluxes in the contemporary Irish biosphere.