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Brian Jones

Professor

Science

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

About Me

The main fields of interest and expertise of Dr. Brian Jones include carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, stratigraphy, and palaeontology. Presently, these interests are being directed to two main areas of research. One research project is concentrated on all aspects of the Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene carbonate successions of the Cayman Islands with the view of determining their geological evolution. The other research project is focused on the precipitates (carbonates and silica) and microbes that are found around hot-springs throughout the world. Dr. Jones’ research routinely employs light, fluorescence, cathodoluminescence and scanning electron microscopy.

Research

Research area
  • Carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis
  • Hot spring/geyser precipitates and microbes
  • Microbial activity in caves
Research interest

The main fields of interest and expertise of Dr. Brian Jones include carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, stratigraphy, and paleontology. Presently, these interests are being directed to two main areas of research. One research project is concentrated on all aspects of the Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene carbonate successions of the Cayman Islands with the aim of determining their geological evolution. The other research project is focused on the precipitates (carbonates and silica) and microbes that are found around hot-springs throughout the world. Dr. Jones's research routinely employs light, fluorescence, cathodoluminescence and scanning electron microscopy


Teaching