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Dr Anna Bird

Lecturer in Geology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Journal Article

Evidence from Rb–Sr mineral ages for multiple orogenic events in the Caledonides of Shetland, Scotland

Walker, S., Thirlwall, M. F., Strachan, R. A., & Bird, A. F. (2016). Evidence from Rb–Sr mineral ages for multiple orogenic events in the Caledonides of Shetland, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society, 173(3), 489-503. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2015-034

The provenance of Taklamakan desert sand

Rittner, M., Vermeesch, P., Carter, A., Bird, A., Stevens, T., Garzanti, E., …Lu, H. (2016). The provenance of Taklamakan desert sand. Earth and planetary science letters, 437, 127-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.036

Insights into the provenance of the Chinese Loess Plateau from joint zircon U-Pb and garnet geochemical analysis of last glacial loess

Fenn, K., Stevens, T., Bird, A., Limonta, M., Rittner, M., Vermeesch, P., …Lin, Z. (2018). Insights into the provenance of the Chinese Loess Plateau from joint zircon U-Pb and garnet geochemical analysis of last glacial loess. Quaternary Research, 89(3), 645-659. https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2017.86

First evidence of Renlandian (c. 950-940 Ma) orogeny in Mainland Scotland: implications for the status of the Moine Supergroup and circum-North Atlantic correlations

Bird, A., Cutts, K., Strachan, R., Thirlwall, M. F., & Hand, M. (2018). First evidence of Renlandian (c. 950-940 Ma) orogeny in Mainland Scotland: implications for the status of the Moine Supergroup and circum-North Atlantic correlations. Precambrian research, 305, 283-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2017.12.019

Quantitative estimation of the contribution of dust sources to Chinese loess using detrital zircon U-Pb age patterns

Zhang, H., Lu, H., Xu, X., Liu, X., Yang, T., Stevens, T., …Feng, H. (2016). Quantitative estimation of the contribution of dust sources to Chinese loess using detrital zircon U-Pb age patterns. Journal of geophysical research. JGR. Earth surface, 121(11), 2085-2099. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016jf003936

Research interests

Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology: to establish timing(s) of orogenic events at high levels of precision accuracy. Using geochronology of single mineral grains as a provenance indicator. Measuring and modeling isotopic ratios as a tracer of sediment provenance, crustal and mantle geological processes.

Orogenic processes and climate: using geochemistry to evaluate the interplay between tectonics and climate on sediment deposition and provenance.

Committee/Steering group role

Chair of Metamorphic Studies Group

2016 - 2019

Journal editorial role

Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society

2014 - 2017

Associate Editor for Geological Society of America Bulletin

2017