Dr Terry Isson

Senior Lecturer (Geobiology & Marine Chemistry)

Qualifications: Ph.D. Yale; BSc(Hons) St Andrews;

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Research Interests

  • Climate Research
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Geochemical Environments
  • Marine Systems
  • Terrestrial Systems


Biochemistry; Chemistry; Climate; Environment; Environmental Biochemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Geochemical Environment; Geology

Recent Publications

  • Foster, W. J., Ayzel, G., Münchmeyer, J., Rettelbach, T., Kitzmann, N. H., Isson, T. T., . . . Aberhan, M. (2022). Machine learning identifies ecological selectivity patterns across the end-Permian mass extinction. Paleobiology. doi:10.1017/pab.2022.1

  • Zhang, Y., Planavsky, N. J., Zhao, M., Isson, T., Asael, D., Wang, C., & Wang, F. (2021). The isotopic composition of sedimentary organic zinc and implications for the global Zn isotope mass balance. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 314, 16-26. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2021.09.009

  • Li, F., Penman, D., Planavsky, N. J., Knudsen, A., Zhao, M., Wang, X., . . . Shen, B. (2021). Reverse weathering may amplify post-Snowball atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Precambrian Research, 364(106279). doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2021.106279

  • Kalderon-Asael, B., Katchinoff, J. A. R., Planavsky, N. J., Hood, A. V. S., Dellinger, M., Bellefroid, E. J., . . . Pogge von Strandmann, P. A. E. (2021). A lithium-isotope perspective on the evolution of carbon and silicon cycles. Nature, 595(7867), 394-398. doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03612-1

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Contact Details

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