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Trinity Geography Student Wins National Dissertation Prize

October 2012

The Geographical Society of Ireland has awarded the first prize for a physical geography dissertation to Luke Martin, a Geography student in the School of Natural Sciences. Luke’s dissertation examined the modern relationship between the isotopic composition of intertidal sediments and their height of deposition above mean tide level, with the aim of determining whether such data could be used to infer past changes in sea level. The study involved fieldwork in the Malahide estuary, followed by the analysis of carbon and nitrogen isotopes using the School’s mass spectrometer, located in Geology. The award ceremony will take place next May as part at the Conference of Irish Geographers.

Last updated 18 October 2012 Natural Sciences (Email).