Geochemistry and Geochronology

Dr Marcos Salas-Saavedra specialises in using trace elements to understand spatiotemporal patterns of water quality. These proxies have major implications for understanding the influence of Human activity in the environment. 


Dr. Marcos Salas Saavedra obtained his BSC in Biological Sciences with high honours at the Austral University of Chile in 2010 and he recently finished his PhD in Geochemistry and Geochronology at the University of Queensland in 2019. His research interest are clustered in the fields of Biogeochemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Carbonate Reefs Geology, U-series dating, Geomicrobiology and Palaeoenvironment. He is currently working as a research assistant at the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation conducting a wide range of laboratory analysis. 


Within UQ Dr Salas-Saavedra has collaboration with the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He has been involved in direct research collaboration with The University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University. His international collaboration cluster the University of Quebec at Rimouski (Canada) and The Austral University of Chile (Chile).