James Bradley


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Dr James Bradley

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James Bradley

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School of Geography

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The Bradley lab focusses on understanding the interactions between microorganisms and their geochemical and physical environment, over timescales from days to millions of years. We study some of the most remote and extreme environments ranging from Antarctica to the deep ocean, integrating modelling and theory development with measurements and experimentation. Opportunities in the lab include developing and testing state-of-the-art microbial and biogeochemical models, lab-based investigations into microbial metabolisms and processes, bio-energetics, and related research questions.

Research Interests:

geobiology, biogeochemistry, deep biosphere, Arctic soils, permafrost, carbon cycle, microbiology, bioenergetics, model development, Antarctica, microbial dormancy and maintenance

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Phd Students

James Bradley supervises the following DTP students:

Sonia Papadaki
Earth, Atmosphere and. . .

2021 (Cohort 8)

Jessica Caughtry
Earth, Atmosphere and. . .

2022 (Cohort 9)

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