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Miss Katie Cooper

Miss Katie Cooper

Miss Katie Cooper

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Area of research

Biogeochemistry of an eogenetic karst island: implications for diagenesis(Dr Fiona Whitaker and Dr Alexandre Anesio)

Office L122
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5429


My research is focused on meteoric, freshwater, diagenesis in modern carbonate environments by studying the water-rock interactions.  The key aspect I am trying to understand is how the porosity (the holes formed in the rock) and the permeability (how connected these holes are) develop over time.  By using the combined approach of fieldwork characterisation and reactive transport modelling, I can obtain short term observations of the water geochemistry and use these to populate longer term models.



2010-2015: Ph.D in Geology, University of Bristol

2003-2007: MSci Environmental Geoscience First class honours degree, University of Bristol

Masters Research Project: “Reactive Transport Modelling of Dedolomitization at Depth”

2006-2007 DTU, Denmark

Erasmus year aborad

Work Experience

2013: Research Intern with ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, USA

2009-2010: Research Assistant to Professor Peter Smart, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

2008-2009: Remediation Engineer, Celtic Technologies, Cardiff

2002-2003: Data Analyst, Organic Power



  • Biogeochemistry
  • Carbonate diagenesis
  • Reactive transport modelling
  • Meteoric diagenesis
  • Transformations of dissolved organic carbon
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemical processes
  • Hydrological monitoring



School of Earth Sciences

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