Edinburgh Research Explorer

Linda Kirstein

Personal Chair of Earth dynamics, Dean of Education Quality Assurance and Culture

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Current Research Interests

My research aims to understand how the composition of the solid Earth has changed over time, how erosion and transport ultimately influence deep mantle composition through recycling at subduction zones and how that in turn interacts with surface morphology and the transport of sediment in active tectonic settings. At the core of my research are ideas of cyclicity, connectivity and change. It is fundamental research that allows us to understand how our planet works. 

My research in a nutshell

In this video Linda describes her research into using sedimentary rocks to help understand the links between topography generation, mountain-belt evolution, tectonics and climate.

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