Professor Richard Peter Evershed FRS

Professor of Biogeochemistry, Organic Geochemistry Unit, Bristol Biogeochemistry Research Centre, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol.

Evershed is an internationally renowned analytical organic chemist and the leading exponent of biomolecular archaeology who has revolutionized aspects of archaeological science. His analytical procedures use the specificity of molecular structure and compound-specific isotopic signature to trace the history of artefacts or fossils. This has resulted in many new insights into the lives of ancient peoples and advanced the understanding of biomolecules in fossils. In soil ecology his molecular and stable isotope approaches are providing new means of studying unculturable microorganisms and minute soil invertebrates and have resulted in new temperature proxy from peat bogs for palaeoclimate reconstruction.

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