Imperial College London

Dr DAVID WILSON

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6463david.wilson1

 
 
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Location

 

1.37Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a teaching fellow in Earth Sciences, with primary responsibilities including: Optical Mineralogy and Petrology (1st year), Igneous and Metamorphic Processes (1st year); Palaeoceanography (3rd/4th year); Earth Science Synthesis (3rd year); and Science Communication (4th year).

Having trained as a geologist, my current research uses isotopic and geochemical measurements to investigate past changes in ocean chemistry, ocean circulation, continental weathering, and polar ice sheets, and how these interacted with Earth's climate evolution. Evidence from such paleoclimate studies provides an invaluable context for understanding the present and future climate system.

Research interests

  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimate
  • Weathering
  • Ice sheets

Biography

  • Senior teaching fellow, Dept of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, since 2017
  • Research associate, Dept of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, 2013-2017
  • Research associate, Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2011-2012
  • PhD Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2011
  • BA/MSci Natural Sciences, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, 2007

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Bertram RA, Wilson DJ, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2018, Pliocene deglacial event timelines and the biogeochemical response offshore Wilkes Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:494, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:109-116

Wilson DJ, van de Flierdt T, Adkins JF, 2017, Lead isotopes in deep-sea coral skeletons: Ground-truthing and a first deglacial Southern Ocean record, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:204, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:350-374

van de Flierdt T, Griffiths AM, Lambelet M, et al., 2016, Neodymium in the oceans: a global database, a regional comparison and implications for palaeoceanographic research, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:374, ISSN:1364-503X

Wilson DJ, Piotrowski AM, Galy A, et al., 2015, Interhemispheric controls on deep ocean circulation and carbon chemistry during the last two glacial cycles, Paleoceanography, Vol:30, ISSN:1944-9186, Pages:621-641

Wilson DJ, Galy A, Piotrowski AM, et al., 2015, Quaternary climate modulation of Pb isotopes in the deep Indian Ocean linked to the Himalayan chemical weathering, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:424, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:256-268

Wilson DJ, Crocket KC, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2014, Dynamic intermediate ocean circulation in the North Atlantic during Heinrich Stadial 1: A radiocarbon and neodymium isotope perspective, Paleoceanography, Vol:29, ISSN:0883-8305, Pages:1072-1093

Wilson DJ, Piotrowski AM, Galy A, et al., 2013, Reactivity of neodymium carriers in deep sea sediments: Implications for boundary exchange and paleoceanography, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:109, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:197-221

Piotrowski AM, Galy A, Nicholl JAL, et al., 2012, Reconstructing deglacial North and South Atlantic deep water sourcing using foraminiferal Nd isotopes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:357, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:289-297

Wilson DJ, Piotrowski AM, Galy A, et al., 2012, A boundary exchange influence on deglacial neodymium isotope records from the deep western Indian Ocean, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:341, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:35-47

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