Dr Anna Bird

Dr Anna Bird

Lecturer in Geology

Faculty and Department

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

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Caledonian and pre-Caledonian orogenic events in Shetland, Scotland: evidence from garnet Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronology

Walker, S., Bird, A. F., Thirllall, M. F., & Strachan, R. A. (2021). Caledonian and pre-Caledonian orogenic events in Shetland, Scotland: evidence from garnet Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronology. In J. B. Murphy, R. A. Strachan, & C. Quesada (Eds.), Pannotia to Pangaea: Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic Orogenic Cycles in the Circum-Atlantic Region (305-331). London: Geological Society. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP503-2020-32

Journal Article

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

Tamas, A., Holdsworth, R., Underhill, J., Tamas, D., Dempsey, E., Hardman, K., …Selby, D. (in press). New onshore insights into the role of structural inheritance during Mesozoic opening of the Inner Moray Firth Basin, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society, 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

The nature and age of basement host rocks and fissure fills in the Lancaster field fractured reservoir, West of Shetland

Holdsworth, R., Trice, R., Hardman, K., McCaffrey, K., Morton, A., Frei, D., …Rogers, S. (in press). The nature and age of basement host rocks and fissure fills in the Lancaster field fractured reservoir, West of Shetland. Journal of the Geological Society, jgs2019-142. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2019-142

A constant Chinese Loess Plateau dust source since the late Miocene

Bird, A., Millar, I., Rodenburg, T., Stevens, T., Rittner, M., Vermeesch, P., & Lu, H. (2020). A constant Chinese Loess Plateau dust source since the late Miocene. Quaternary science reviews, 227, 106042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106042

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

Associate Editor for Geological Society of America Bulletin

2017

Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society

2014 - 2017