University of Aberdeen
|Previous Position||Research Fellow|
|Telephone||+44 (0)1224 273456|
|Departments||School of Geosciences|
|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”