Freshwater Umbrella Research Consortium

British Geological Survey — Keyworth

Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's longest established national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise. NIGL is one of the larger isotope facilities in Europe. It exists to provide collaborative research and training, in both stable and radiogenic isotope disciplines for, primarily, UK academics and NERC institutes. It also participates in UK, European and international research initiatives of both pure and applied nature.

Dr. Tim Heaton

Tim Heaton is a Senior Research Scientist in isotope geochemistry and is the Isotope Laboratory Manager for the NIGL at Keyworth. He has 27 years post-doctoral experience in the application of natural abundance 2H/1H, 13C/12C, 15N/14N, 18O/16O and 34S/32S stable isotope methods in a wide variety of environmental disciplines. Tim Heaton's research experience has involved isotopic studies in a very wide variety of disciplines, including hydrology, geology, botany, atmospheric chemistry, palaeoclimatology and archaeology. Studies of nitrogen pollutants (ammonium and nitrates) in the hydrosphere and atmosphere have formed a central role in geochemical surveys and assessments of N and S pollutants in ground and surface waters throughout the world.