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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in how the Earth works. I’ve always followed my curiosity, and at different times have looked at movement of water between ocean basins, recolonisation of the tops of marine avalanches by microorganisms, how petrifying springs work, cleaning up hyperalkaline pollution, rainfall changes in northern Africa and the Mediterranean, icebergs in the North Pacific and the carbon flow between bedrock and surface water. Surprisingly, I’ve been using the same tools in all these studies, through investigating the chemistry of sediment, especially limestone and similar carbonate bodies. Carbonate makes up the shells of microorganisms I use to study changes in the ocean, are the major mineral forming in freshwater springs, rivers and lakes, forms a sink for hyperalkaline pollution and carries most of the inorganic carbon in the Earths crust. Carbonate geochemistry is a really diverse area to work in, and there are always surprising new things to learn!

Key Publications

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  • Effects of salinity, organic acids and alkalinity on the growth of calcite spherulites: Implications for evaporitic lacustrine sedimentation, Mercedes‐Martín, R., Rao, A., Rogerson, M., Sánchez‐Román, M. 1 Feb 2022, In: The Depositional Record
  • Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite, Rogerson, M., Pedley, H., Greenway, G., Wadhawan, J. 1 Feb 2022, In: The Depositional Record
  • Non‐marine carbonate: wherefore art thou?, Capezzuoli, E., Della Porta, G., Rogerson, M., Tagliasacchi, E. 1 Feb 2022, In: The Depositional Record
  • The geomorphological distribution of subaqueous tufa columns within a hypersaline lake: Mono Lake, USA, Rogerson, M., Keevil, C., Mercedes-Martin, R., Parsons, D., Brasier, A., Reijmer, J., Matthews, A. 2 Dec 2022, In: Journal of Sedimentary Research
  • What are the different styles of calcite precipitation within a hyperalkaline leachate? A sedimentological Anthropocene case study, Bastianini, L., Rogerson, M., Mercedes‐Martín, R., Prior, T., Mayes, W. 10 Feb 2022, In: The Depositional Record
  • Correction to: Latest Miocene restriction of the Mediterranean Outflow Water: a perspective from the Gulf of Cádiz, Ng, Z., Hernández-Molina, F., Duarte, D., Sierro, F., Ledesma, S., Rogerson, M., Llave, E., Roque, C., Manar, M. 1 Sep 2021, In: Geo-Marine Letters
  • Latest Miocene restriction of the Mediterranean Outflow Water: a perspective from the Gulf of Cádiz, Ng, Z., Hernandez-Molina, F., Duarte, D., Sierro, F., Ledesma, S., Rogerson, M., Llave, E., Roque, C., Manar, M. 1 Jun 2021, In: Geo-Marine Letters
  • Northwest Pacific ice-rafted debris at 38°N reveals episodic ice-sheet change in late Quaternary Northeast Siberia, McCarron, A., Bigg, G., Brooks, H., Leng, M., Marshall, J., Ponomareva, V., Portnyagin, M., Reimer, P., Rogerson, M. 1 Jan 2021, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  • Towards a morphology diagram for terrestrial carbonates: evaluating the impact of carbonate supersaturation and alginic acid in calcite precipitate morphology, Mercedes-Martín, R., Rogerson, M., Prior, T., Brasier, A., Reijmer, J., Billing, I., Matthews, A., Love, T., Lepley, S., Pedley, M. 1 Aug 2021, In: Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Were springline carbonates in the Kurkur-Dungul area (Southern Egypt) deposited during glacial periods?, Kele, S., Sallam, E., Capezzuoli, E., Rogerson, M., Wanas, H., Shen, C., Lone, M., Yu, T., Schauer, A., Huntington, K. 1 May 2021, In: Journal of the Geological Society

Qualifications

PhD August 31 2003

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