Welcome to the St Andrews Isotope Geochemistry (STAiG) laboratories. At STAiG we use high precision measurements of isotope ratios to investigate phenomena across the geosciences.
Our research is underpinned by a suite of cutting edge facilities, supporting a broad team of researchers interested in identifying, tracing, and timing processes in systems ranging from the solar system as a whole, through planetary differentiation and terrestrial volcanism, to ocean circulation and the biosphere.
New NERC grant awarded to Dr James Rae & Dr Andrea Burke NERC ref: NE/N011716/1 The geological record offers an invaluable window into the different ways earth's climate can operate. The most recent major changes in earth's climate, prior to modern climate...read more
The STAiG lab celebrated its official opening on Friday 4 March 2016 with an afternoon’s workshop celebrating the many and varied uses of isotopes within the earth sciences and beyond. Highlights included tours of the new labs, a keynote address by Prof Alex Halliday (FRS), and a lively poster session, generously supported by ThermoFisher Scientific and EPSRC.read more
The STAiG lab is going through next phase of development, with 12 very big boxes appearing with our new Neptune mass spec, and a reshuffle of our existing NuPlasma instruments beginning tomorrow. Reminded me of the fun and games of mass spec installation last summer,...read more