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Research at St Andrews

C. Richard Bates


C. Richard Bates
Postal address:
School of Geog & Geosciences
Earth Sciences
Irvine Building
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463997

Research overview

Application of high resolution geophysical survey techniques for near surface investigations and the use of geophysics in a multi-disciplinary team approach to environmental problem solving.

Specific focus on the fields of near surface, high resolution terrestrial geophysics (archaeology, palaeo-environmental reconstruction, groundwater investigations, contamination mapping, structural investigations, climate change impact) and marine, high resolution survey (palaeo-landscape reconstruction, ecosystem evaluation, resource mapping, sediment dynamics).  Development of multi-sensor equipment for environmental investigations with an emphasis on climate impact studies such as marine benthic mapping and glacier retreat in the maritime Arctic.  Recent archaeological research investigations include the use of multi-sensor techniques at iconic sites such Stonehenge and the World Heritage sites in Orkney.   Commercialization of applied geophysics for marine investigation of Special Areas of Conservation and offshore marine resource development both internationally and on the UK Continental Shelf.

Research overview

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