University of Aberdeen

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Current Position Lecturer
Previous Position Research Fellow
Telephone +44 (0)1224 273456
Email catriona.menzies@abdn.ac.uk
Departments School of Geosciences
ECR Yes
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical

Key Research Interests

  • Modern day serpentinisation
  • Active fault zones – subaerial and submarine
  • Hydrothermal fluid flow and fluid-rock exchanges
  • Carbon storage and capture through alteration of mafic and ultramafic rocks
  • Carbon cycling in active tectonic zones

Recent Key Papers

  • Menzies, CD., Wright, SL., Craw, D., James, RH., Alt, JC., Cox, SC., Pitcairn, IK. & Teagle, DAH. (2018). ‘Carbon dioxide generation and drawdown during active orogenesis of siliciclastic rocks in the Southern Alps, New Zealand’. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 481, pp. 305-315.
  • Boulton, C., Menzies, CD., Toy, VG., Townend, J. & Sutherland, R. (2017). ‘Geochemical and microstructural evidence for interseismic changes in fault zone permeability and strength, Alpine Fault, New Zealand’. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 238-265.
  • Menzies, CD., Teagle, DAH., Niedermann, S., Cox, SC., Craw, D., Zimmer, M., Cooper, MJ. & Erzinger, J. (2016). ‘The fluid budget of a continental plate boundary fault: Quantification from the Alpine Fault, New Zealand’. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 445, pp. 125-135.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • 2011-2015 co-supervisor of Sarah Wright, thesis title: “Assessing the use of non-traditional stable isotopes as
    tracers of weathering processes: with evidence from the Southern Alps, South Island, New Zealand”
  • 2013-2017 co-supervisor of Jamie Coussens, thesis title: “Fluid flow in an active orogenic mountain belt; the
    Southern Alps, New Zealand”