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Dr Richard Bates

Reader, Centre for Landscape Studies, Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotland, Scottish Oceans Institute, St Andrews Sustainability Institute, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences


Areas of expertise: applied geophysics; archaeology; marine surveyance; climate change; earthquakes and tsunamis

Research profile

Associated posts

St Andrews Botanic Garden hosts opera study day

Speakers unite environmental themes with Handel's Xerxes.

9 May 2018Local community

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New project to preserve legacy of historic sites

8 September 2016Research

Geoscientists work to bring hidden underwater world back to life

St Andrews scientists help revolutionise archaeology 

1 September 2015Research

Ancient Britain ‘not cut off’ from Europe

DNA discovery reveals surprising connections 8,000 years ago

26 February 2015Research

‘Super Henge’ Unveiled

Why Stonehenge will never be the same again

9 September 2014Research

World’s oldest calendar found in a Scottish field

Researchers believe monument could pre-date previous time-measuring devices.

16 July 2013Public interest stories

Ice scientists study the birth of an iceberg

Findings to be featured on BBC Two series Operation Iceberg airing this week.

29 October 2012Research

Discovering drowned Doggerland

Scientists rebuild image of lost land under the sea.

2 July 2012Research

Ethiopian drought may have caused the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

New research has found scientific evidence of a prolonged dry period 4,000 years ago.

1 August 2011Research

Scientists discover ‘record melt’

St Andrews' researcher records major ice cap melt.

12 August 2010Research

Areas of expertise

Applied geophysics Archaeology Climate change Earthquake Marine survey Tsunami