Dr Ian Bailey

Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Geology Programme Director


Telephone: +44 1326 259322

Office: LG3.14 Stella Turk

Address: Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainabiltiy Institute, College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK.

Research expertise: Palaeoceanography; sedimentology; stratigraphy; geochemical provenance of terrigenous sediments and water masses using radiogenic (Pb, Nd, Sr) and stable (O and C) isotopes.

Research summary: My research focuses on understanding the trends and drivers of Cenozoic climate change, with a particular emphasis on Plio-Pleistocene northern hemisphere glaciation, ocean circulation and warm Pliocene-Quaternary Greenland Ice Sheet reconstructions.

Examples of Current Projects: 1. IODP Exp 303: History of the Greenland Ice Sheet during Pliocene intensification of northern hemisphere glaciation (iNHG, Keziah Blake-Mizen, Kira Lawrence, Anders Carlson, Joe Stoner); 2. IODP Exp 303: Changes in ocean circulation during Pliocene iNHG (Paul Wilson, Gavin Foster, Keziah Blake-Mizen, Kira Lawrence, Anders Carlson, Joe Stoner, Chuang Xuan, Jim Channell); 3. IODP Exp. 303/306: History and origin of suborbital climate change centred on North Atlantic (Stephen Obrotcha, Jim Channell, David Hodell, Axel Timmermann, Jonathan Tyler, Chuang Xuan, Y. Yojoyama); 4. IODP Exp. 303/306: North Atlantic hydrography and productivity during iNHG (Clara Bolton, Oliver Friedrich, Paul Wilson).

Teaching contributions: CSM1030 Geology (coordinator, 15 credits); CSM1035 Stratigraphy and Palaeontology (coordinator, 15 credits); CSM1036 Field Geology and Geological Maps, including Pembrokeshire field course (coordinator, 30 credits); CSM3379 Summer Vacation Project (including Independent mapping projects; coordinator, 30 credits).