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Dr Anna Bird

Dr Anna Bird

Lecturer in Geology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Using UAV-Based Photogrammetry Coupled with In Situ Fieldwork and U-Pb Geochronology to Decipher Multi-Phase Deformation Processes: A Case Study from Sarclet, Inner Moray Firth Basin, UK

Tamas, A., Holdsworth, R. E., Tamas, D. M., Dempsey, E. D., Hardman, K., Bird, A., …Selby, D. (2023). Using UAV-Based Photogrammetry Coupled with In Situ Fieldwork and U-Pb Geochronology to Decipher Multi-Phase Deformation Processes: A Case Study from Sarclet, Inner Moray Firth Basin, UK. Remote Sensing, 15(3), Article 695. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs15030695

Caledonian hot zone magmatism in the "Newer Granites": insight from the Cluanie and Clunes plutons, Northern Scottish Highlands

Milne, E. J. M., Neill, I., Bird, A. F., Millar, I. L., McDonald, I., Dempsey, E. D., …Waters, E. C. (in press). Caledonian hot zone magmatism in the “Newer Granites”: insight from the Cluanie and Clunes plutons, Northern Scottish Highlands. Journal of the Geological Society, Article jgs2022-076. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2022-076

Not all gravel deserts in northern China are sources of regionally deposited dust

Zhang, Z., Bird, A., Zhang, C., & Dong, Z. (2022). Not all gravel deserts in northern China are sources of regionally deposited dust. Atmospheric Environment, 273, Article 118984. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2022.118984

New onshore insights into the role of structural inheritance during Mesozoic opening of the Inner Moray Firth Basin, Scotland

Tamas, A., Holdsworth, R. E., Underhill, J. R., Tamas, D. M., Dempsey, E. D., Hardman, K., …Selby, D. (2022). New onshore insights into the role of structural inheritance during Mesozoic opening of the Inner Moray Firth Basin, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society, 179(2), Article 066. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2021-066

A revised age, structural model and origin for the North Pennine Orefield in the Alston Block, northern England: intrusion (Whin Sill)-related base metal (Cu–Pb–Zn–F) mineralization

Dempsey, E. D., Holdsworth, R. E., Selby, D., Bird, A., Young, B., & Cornu, C. L. (2021). A revised age, structural model and origin for the North Pennine Orefield in the Alston Block, northern England: intrusion (Whin Sill)-related base metal (Cu–Pb–Zn–F) mineralization. Journal of the Geological Society, 178(4), Article jgs2020-226. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2020-226

Research interests

Anna Bird used geochemistry and geochronology along with field observations to establish timing(s) of orogenic events and the provenance of materials like loess and other types of sediment.

Anna has worked materials from all over the Highlands of Scotland and Shetland to better constrain the timing of mountain building events. She has also worked on establishing the provenance of loess from China, Africa and Europe to evaluate the interplay between tectonics and climate on sediment deposition and provenance.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

When and Why does it Rain in the Desert: Utilising unique speleothem and dust records on the northern edge of the Sahara

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£44,368.00

Started

19 April 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Analysing the mobility of metals and Rare Earth Elements during deformation in calcite within the Flamborough Head Fault Zone

Funder

Yorkshire geological society

Grant

£1,000.00

Started

1 September 2020

Status

Complete

Charity role

Member of the Geological Society of London Council

2022

Member of the Geological Society of London Scientific Committee

2019

Committee/Steering group role

Chair of Metamorphic Studies Group

2016 - 2019

Funder panel member

Panel Member of AAPG 2023 CE01, Agence nationale de la recherche

2022

Member of Fonds Wetenschappelijik Onderzoek Vlaanderen (FWO) review College

2021

Journal editorial role

Deputy Editor in Chief for the Journal of the Geological Society

2022 - 2027

Associate Editor for Geological Society of America Bulletin

2017

Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society

2014 - 2017

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