Neil Rose

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Professor of Palaeolimnology and Environmental Pollution


Neil Rose is Professor of Environmental Pollution and Palaeolimnology in the Department of Geography, University College London. He worked with the British Antarctic Survey as a limnologist on their Signy Island base (South Orkney Islands) for over two years and started at UCL in 1987. His research uses natural archives, especially lake sediments, to assess the spatial and temporal distributions of pollutants including fly-ash particles, trace metals, persistent organic compounds and microplastics. He has undertaken this research in many regions of the world including Greenland, Svalbard, the Tibetan Plateau, Siberia, Alaska, and southern and central Africa. Recent research has highlighted the role of climate change on the remobilisation of legacy pollutants and the risk to aquatic organisms from the combined effects of toxic contaminants. Between 2008 and 2012, he led the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) Water Centre encouraging public participation in aquatic science. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG), a working group within the Sub-commission on Quaternary Stratigraphy of the International Commission on Stratigraphy. He has authored and co-authored over 180 scientific publications.

Research Interests:

Environmental contamination; lake sediments; fly-ash; trace metals; microplastics

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Phd Students

Neil Rose supervises the following DTP students:

Chiara Enrica Paola Bancone
Environmental Pollution

2017 (Cohort 4)

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