Professor Simon Belt
Profiles

Professor Simon Belt

Professor of Chemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

Professor of Chemistry

Qualifications

 I am currently a Professor of Chemistry in the Centre for Chemical Sciences, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. I obtained my BSc in Chemistry from the University of York, U.K. in 1985 and my DPhil from the same university in 1988 under the supervision of Professor Robin Perutz, receiving the Kathleen Mary Stott award. Following post-doctoral terms as an SERC/NATO Fellow at the Universities of California, U.S.A. and Ottawa, Canada, I returned to the U.K. in 1993 and took up the position of Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Plymouth. I was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 1998, to Principal Lecturer in 1999 and to Professor in 2005. My research interests span environmental organic chemistry, photochemistry and chemical education. I was awarded RSC JWT Jones Travelling Fellowships in 1996 and 2001. For my teaching, I received the RSC Higher Education Teaching Award in 2003 and the Chemical Synthesis Services award for teaching in 2005. In 2010, I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy. In 2007, I was awarded a BA Media Fellowship and worked with BBC Horizon and The Royal Society. I have received research grants from various funding bodies including The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), The EU, The Leverhulme Trust, The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), The Royal Society, The Higher Education Academy and The British Council. 

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

The majority of my teaching covers organic chemistry and NMR spectroscopy. I am a strong advocate of using a context-based approach in my teaching and I have received several awards from funding bodies to develop this further. 

Research interests

Environmental organic chemistry

Grants & contracts

Grants

2016-2019 The Leverhulme Trust.A novelproxy for polar ocean temperatures (£164,55)

 2014-2017 The LeverhulmeTrust.Quantification of sea ice organic carbon within Arctic ecosystems(£173,049)

2014-2017 Icelandic ResearchCouncil(RANNIS) Integrating paleoclimate reconstructions with modelling tounderstand abrupt change in the northern North Atlantic region. 96,915k ISK

2011-2012 HE STEM SW Spoke project: Learningchemistry through placements – building ongood practice and identification ofnew opportunities (£26,694) (as part of: Get STEM working: innovation withemployer and student engagement (£149,799)

2011 The Nuffield Foundation UndergraduateResearch Bursary (£1440)

2010-2014 EU (Marie Curie ITN) Thechanging Arctic and sub-Arctic environment: a research and training programmeon marine biotic indicators of recent climate changes in the high latitudes ofthe North Atlantic. €3M (€427,404 to Plymouth)

2010-2013 The Higher Education Academy NationalTeaching Fellowship (£10,000)

2009 The Royal Society Travelgrant(£1280)

2009-2010 JISC/HEFCE. Open Educational ResourcesProgram: Skills for Scientists. £250K (£12K to Plymouth)

2008-2009 RSC/HEFCE (2)Evaluation ofcontext-based teaching in undergraduate chemistry courses. £25,500

2008-2009 NERC (LSMSFSC) Isotopic signaturesof Arctic sea-ice biomarkers. £39,040

2008-2010 NERC A high resolutionaccount of Holocene climate variability along East Antarctica - Ananalysis ofthe IODP Wilkes Land Expedition sediments. £45,449

2007-2008 NERC Climate change in theHolocene: Amulti-proxy case study. £38,671

2006 The Royal Society A novel proxy fordetermining palaeo-temperatures of Arctic sea waters £9204

2006-2008 RSC/HEFCE (1)Evaluation ofcontext-based teaching in undergraduate chemistry courses.£55,520

2006-2009 NERC A novel proxy for Arcticsea ice.£333,012

2006-2007 NERC (LSMSFSC) A novel proxyfor Arctic sea ice. £14,136

2005 The Higher EducationAcademy.Development Project Grant. Using Haloperoxidase Enzymes toDevelopInter-disciplinary Student Work. £5000

2004 Seale Hayne Educational Trust.Anovel geochemical indicator for past sea-ice levels. £4000

2004 NERC Dynamic Aspects of terpenoid biosynthesisin diatoms. £5250 (in-kind funding)

2004 The Royal Society Partnership Grant£2,500

2003-2005 NERC Diversity ofnovel,technologically useful, pigment-producing diatoms in estuaries of SouthDevon,U.K. £24,340

2002-2005 HEFCE, FDTL Phase 4OLAAF:On-line assessment and feedback with Dr L. Jervis (Biological Sciences),Dr N.Witt (IMS), Dr R. Rayne (Birkbeck College)] £249,956

2002-2003 The Royal Society of Chemistry(Cutter Bequest) Development and dissemination of case studies for undergraduatecourses £30,000

2002-2003 NERC Life onEarth:Identification of primordial membrane constituents £47,293

 2001-2002 LTSN Physical Sciences CentreDevelopment of LATEX/PDF support materials for learning mathematics£5,000

2001 Strategic Research Infrastucture Fund(SRIF) HEFCE Compound specific isotope ratio mass spectrometer andassociatedequipment £200,000

2001 Region des Pays de la Loire Identificationof HBI alkenes, their source organisms and factors effectinglarge scale cultureca FF 100,000

2000-2003 LGC Factors affecting theaccuracy and precision of isotope dilution analysis for speciation studies£49,995

2000 RSC Analytical Trust Fund Developmentof case studies in analytical chemistry for undergraduate chemistry courses£46,728

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Jennings AE, Andrews JT, Ó Cofaigh C, St-Onge G, Belt S, Cabedo-Sanz P, Pearce C, Hillaire-Marcel C & Calvin Campbell D 2017 'Baffin Bay paleoenvironments in the LGM and HS1: Resolving the ice-shelf question' Marine Geology , DOI
Brown TA & Belt ST 2017 'Biomarker-based H-Print quantifies the composition of mixed sympagic and pelagic algae consumed by Artemia sp' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 488, 32-37 , DOI PEARL
Brown TA, Chrystal E, Ferguson SH, Yurkowski DJ, Watt C, Hussey NE, Kelley TC & Belt ST 2017 'Coupled changes between the H-Print biomarker and delta N-15 indicates a variable sea ice carbon contribution to the diet of Cumberland Sound beluga whales' LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY 62, (4) 1606-1619 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Smik L & Belt ST 2017 'Distributions of the Arctic sea ice biomarker proxy IP25 and two phytoplanktonic biomarkers in surface sediments from West Svalbard' Organic Geochemistry , DOI PEARL
Belt ST, Brown TA, Smik L, Tatarek A, Wiktor J, Stowasser G, Assmy P, Allen CS & Husum K 2017 'Identification of C 25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes in diatoms of the genus Rhizosolenia in polar and sub-polar marine phytoplankton' Organic Geochemistry , DOI PEARL
Rontani J-F, Galeron M-A, Amiraux R, Artigue L & Belt ST 2017 'Identification of di- and triterpenoid lipid tracers confirms the significant role of autoxidation in the degradation of terrestrial vascular plant material in the Canadian Arctic' Organic Geochemistry 108, 43-50 , DOI PEARL
Amiraux R, Belt ST, Vaultier F, Galindo V, Gosselin M, Bonin P & Rontani J-F 2017 'Monitoring photo-oxidative and salinity-induced bacterial stress in the Canadian Arctic using specific lipid tracers' Marine Chemistry , DOI PEARL
Jennings AE, Andrews JT, Ó Cofaigh C, Onge GS, Sheldon C, Belt ST, Cabedo-Sanz P & Hillaire-Marcel C 2017 'Ocean forcing of Ice Sheet retreat in central west Greenland from LGM to the early Holocene' Earth and Planetary Science Letters 472, 1-13 , DOI PEARL
Knies J, Pathirana I, Cabedo-Sanz P, Banica A, Fabian K, Rasmussen TL, Forwick M & Belt ST 2017 'Sea-ice dynamics in an Arctic coastal polynya during the past 6500 years' arktos 3, (1) , DOI PEARL
Berben SMP, Husum K, Navarro-Rodriguez A, Belt ST & Aagaard-Sørensen S 2017 'Semi-quantitative reconstruction of early to late Holocene spring and summer sea ice conditions in the northern Barents Sea' Journal of Quaternary Science , DOI PEARL
Brown TA, Assmy P, Hop H, Wold A & Belt ST 2017 'Transfer of ice algae carbon to ice-associated amphipods in the high-Arctic pack ice environment' Journal of Plankton Research 1-11 , DOI PEARL
Kaiser J, Belt ST, Tomczak M, Brown TA, Wasmund N & Arz HW 2016 'C25 highly branched isoprenoid alkenes in the Baltic Sea produced by the marine planktonic diatom Pseudosolenia calcar-avis' Organic Geochemistry 93, 51-58 , DOI
Smik L, Belt ST, Lieser JL, Armand LK & Leventer A 2016 'Distributions of highly branched isoprenoid alkenes and other algal lipids in surface waters from East Antarctica: Further insights for biomarker-based paleo sea-ice reconstruction' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 95, 71-80 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Polyak L, Belt ST, Cabedo-Sanz P, Yamamoto M & Park Y-H 2016 'Holocene sea-ice conditions and circulation at the Chukchi-Alaskan margin, Arctic Ocean, inferred from biomarker proxies' The Holocene 26, (11) 1810-1821 , DOI PEARL
Rontani J-F, Belt ST, Brown TA, Amiraux R, Gosselin M, Vaultier F & Mundy CJ 2016 'Monitoring abiotic degradation in sinking versus suspended Arctic sea ice algae during a spring ice melt using specific lipid oxidation tracers' Organic Geochemistry 98, 82-97 , DOI PEARL
Brown TA & Belt ST 2016 'Novel tri- and tetra-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes from the marine diatom Pleurosigma intermedium' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 91, 120-122 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Cabedo Sanz P, Smik L & Belt ST 2016 'On the stability of various highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) lipids in stored sediments and sediment extracts' Organic Geochemistry 97, 74-77 , DOI PEARL
Brown TA, Belt ST, Gosselin M, Levasseur M, Poulin M & Mundy CJ 2016 'Quantitative estimates of sinking sea ice particulate organic carbon based on the biomarker IP25' Marine Ecology Progress Series 546, 17-29 , DOI PEARL
Cabedo-Sanz P & Belt ST 2016 'Seasonal sea ice variability in eastern Fram Strait over the last 2000 years' arktos 2, (1) , DOI PEARL
Smik L, Cabedo-Sanz P & Belt ST 2016 'Semi-quantitative estimates of paleo Arctic sea ice concentration based on source-specific highly branched isoprenoid alkenes: A further development of the PIP25 index' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 92, 63-69 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Belt ST, Smik L, Brown TA, Kim JH, Rowland SJ, Allen CS, Gal JK, Shin KH, Lee JI & Taylor KW 2016 'Source identification and distribution reveals the potential of the geochemical Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO25' Nat Commun 7, 12655-12655 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Cabedo-Sanz P, Belt ST, Jennings AE, Andrews JT & Geirsdóttir Á 2016 'Variability in drift ice export from the Arctic Ocean to the North Icelandic Shelf over the last 8000 years: A multi-proxy evaluation' Quaternary Science Reviews 146, 99-115 , DOI PEARL
Brown TA, Hegseth EN & Belt ST 2015 'A biomarker-based investigation of the mid-winter ecosystem in Rijpfjorden, Svalbard' POLAR BIOLOGY 38, (1) 37-50 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST & Cabedo-Sanz P 2015 'Characterisation and isomerisation of mono- and di-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes: Considerations for palaeoenvironment studies' Organic Geochemistry 87, 55-67 , DOI
Rontani J-F, Aubert C & Belt ST 2015 'EIMS Fragmentation Pathways and MRM Quantification of 7α/β-Hydroxy-Dehydroabietic Acid TMS Derivatives' Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry 26, (9) 1606-1616 , DOI
Cabedo-Sanz P & Belt ST 2015 'Identification and characterisation of a novel mono-unsaturated highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkene in ancient Arctic sediments' Organic Geochemistry 81, 34-39 , DOI
Belt ST, Cabedo-Sanz P, Smik L, Navarro-Rodriguez A, Berben SMP, Knies J & Husum K 2015 'Identification of paleo Arctic winter sea ice limits and the marginal ice zone: Optimised biomarker-based reconstructions of late Quaternary Arctic sea ice' EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 431, 127-139 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Belt ST, Brown TA, Ampel L, Cabedo-Sanz P, Fahl K, Kocis JJ, Masse G, Navarro-Rodriguez A, Ruan J & Xu Y 2014 'An inter-laboratory investigation of the Arctic sea ice biomarker proxy IP25 in marine sediments: key outcomes and recommendations' CLIMATE OF THE PAST 10, (1) 155-166 Author Site , DOI
Rontani J-F, Belt ST, Vaultier F, Brown TA & Masse G 2014 'Autoxidative and Photooxidative Reactivity of Highly Branched Isoprenoid (HBI) Alkenes' LIPIDS 49, (5) 481-494 Author Site , DOI
Rontani J-F, Belt ST, Brown TA & Aubert C 2014 'Electron ionization mass spectrometry fragmentation pathways of trimethylsilyl derivatives of isomeric allylic alcohols derived from HBI alkene oxidation' RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 28, (17) 1937-1947 Author Site , DOI
Berben SMP, Husum K, Cabedo-Sanz P & Belt ST 2014 'Holocene sub-centennial evolution of Atlantic water inflow and sea ice distribution in the western Barents Sea' CLIMATE OF THE PAST 10, (1) 181-198 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Yurkowski DJ, Ferguson SH, Alexander C & Belt ST 2014 'H-Print: a new chemical fingerprinting approach for distinguishing primary production sources in Arctic ecosystems' ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 12, (3) 387-392 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Belt ST & Cabedo-Sanz P 2014 'Identification of a novel di-unsaturated C25 highly branched isoprenoid in the marine tube-dwelling diatom Berkeleya rutilans' Environmental Chemistry Letters 12, (3) 455-460 , DOI
Brown TA, Alexander C, Yurkowski DJ, Ferguson SH & Belt ST 2014 'Identifying variable sea ice carbon contributions to the Arctic ecosystem: A case study using highly branched isoprenoid lipid biomarkers in Cumberland Sound ringed seals' LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY 59, (5) 1581-1589 Author Site , DOI
Rontani J-F, Belt ST, Brown TA, Vaultier F & Mundy CJ 2014 'Sequential photo- and autoxidation of diatom lipids in Arctic sea ice' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 77, 59-71 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Belt ST, Tatarek A & Mundy CJ 2014 'Source identification of the Arctic sea ice proxy IP25' Nat Commun 5, Author Site , DOI
Knies J, Cabedo-Sanz P, Belt ST, Baranwal S, Fietz S & Rosell-Melé A 2014 'The emergence of modern sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean' Nat Commun 5, Author Site , DOI
Alonso-Garcia M, Andrews JT, Belt ST, Cabedo-Sanz P, Darby D & Jaeger J 2013 'A comparison between multiproxy and historical data (AD 1990-1840) of drift ice conditions on the East Greenland Shelf (similar to 66 degrees N)' HOLOCENE 23, (12) 1672-1683 Author Site , DOI
Cabedo-Sanz P, Belt ST, Knies J & Husum K 2013 'Identification of contrasting seasonal sea ice conditions during the Younger Dryas' QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 79, 74-86 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Belt ST, Ferguson SH, Yurkowski DJ, Davison NJ, Barnett JEF & Jepson PD 2013 'Identification of the sea ice diatom biomarker IP25 and related lipids in marine mammals: A potential method for investigating regional variations in dietary sources within higher trophic level marine systems' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 441, (0) 99-104 Author Site , DOI
Navarro-Rodriguez A, Belt ST, Knies J & Brown TA 2013 'Mapping recent sea ice conditions in the Barents Sea using the proxy biomarker IP25: implications for palaeo sea ice reconstructions' Quaternary Science Reviews (0) Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Bicknell AWJ, Votier SC & Belt ST 2013 'Novel molecular fingerprinting of marine avian diet provides a tool for gaining insights into feeding ecology' Environmental Chemistry Letters 1-6 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Brown TA, Ringrose AE, Cabedo-Sanz P, Mundy CJ, Gosselin M & Poulin M 2013 'Quantitative measurement of the sea ice diatom biomarker IP25 and sterols in Arctic sea ice and underlying sediments: Further considerations for palaeo sea ice reconstruction' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 62, 33-45 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST & Mueller J 2013 'The Arctic sea ice biomarker IP25: a review of current understanding, recommendations for future research and applications in palaeo sea ice reconstructions' QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 79, 9-25 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Brown TA, Navarro-Rodriguez A, Cabedo-Sanz P, Tonkin A & Ingle R 2012 'A reproducible method for the extraction, identification and quantification of the Arctic sea ice proxy IP25 from marine sediments' Analytical Methods 4, 705-713 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA & Belt ST 2012 'Closely linked sea ice–pelagic coupling in the Amundsen Gulf revealed by the sea ice diatom biomarker IP25' Journal of Plankton Research 34, 647-654 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Belt ST & Piepenburg D 2012 'Evidence for a pan-Arctic sea-ice diatom diet in Strongylocentrotus spp' Polar Biology 35, (8) 1281-1287 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA & Belt ST 2012 'Identification of the sea ice diatom biomarker IP25 in Arctic benthic macrofauna: direct evidence for a sea ice diatom diet in Arctic heterotrophs' Polar Biology 35, (1) 131-137 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Brown TA, Cabedo Sanz P & Navarro Rodriguez A 2012 'Structural confirmation of the sea ice biomarker IP25 found in Arctic marine sediments' Environmental Chemistry Letters 10, 189-192 Author Site , DOI
Axford Y, Andresen CS, Andrews JT, Belt ST, Geirsdottir A, Masse G, Miller GH, Olafsdottir S & Vare LL 2011 'Do paleoclimate proxies agree? A test comparing 19 late Holocene climate and sea-ice reconstructions from Icelandic marine and lake sediments' JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE 26, (6) 645-656 Author Site , DOI
Masse G, Belt ST, Crosta X, Schmidt S, Snape I, Thomas DN & Rowland SJ 2011 'Highly branched isoprenoids as proxies for variable sea ice conditions in the Southern Ocean' ANTARCTIC SCIENCE 23, (5) 487-498 Author Site , DOI
Brown TA, Belt ST, Philippe B, Mundy CJ, Massé G, Poulin M & Gosselin M 2011 'Temporal and vertical variations of lipid biomarkers during a bottom ice diatom bloom in the Canadian Beaufort Sea: further evidence for the use of the IP25 biomarker as a proxy for spring Arctic sea ice' Polar Biology 34, (12) 1857-1868 Author Site , DOI
Rontani J, Belt ST, Vaultier F & Brown TA 2011 'Visible light induced photo-oxidation of highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes: Significant dependence on the number and nature of double bonds' Organic Geochemistry 42, (7) 812-822 Author Site
Vare LL, Masse G & Belt ST 2010 'A biomarker-based reconstruction of sea ice conditions for the Barents Sea in recent centuries' HOLOCENE 20, (4) 637-643 Author Site , DOI
Gregory TR, Smart CW, Hart MB, Masse G, Vare LL & Belt ST 2010 'Holocene palaeoceanographic changes in Barrow Strait, Canadian Arctic: foraminiferal evidence' JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE 25, (6) 903-910 Author Site , DOI
Gregory TR, Smart CW, Hart MB, Masse G, Vare LL & Belt ST 2010 'Reply to Comment: Holocene palaeoceanographic changes in Barrow Strait, Canadian Arctic: foraminiferal evidence' JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE 25, (7) 1192-1192 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Vare LL, Masse G, Manners HR, Price JC, MacLachlan SE, Andrews JT & Schmidt S 2010 'Striking similarities in temporal changes to spring sea ice occurrence across the central Canadian Arctic Archipelago over the last 7000 years' QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 29, (25-26) 3489-3504 Author Site , DOI
Andrews JT, Belt ST, Olafsdottir S, Masse G & Vare LL 2009 'Sea ice and marine climate variability for NW Iceland/Denmark Strait over the last 2000 cal. yr BP' HOLOCENE 19, (5) 775-784 Author Site , DOI
Vare LL, Masse G, Gregory TR, Smart CW & Belt ST 2009 'Sea ice variations in the central Canadian Arctic Archipelago during the Holocene' QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 28, (13-14) 1354-1366 Author Site , DOI
Mueller J, Masse G, Stein R & Belt ST 2009 'Variability of sea-ice conditions in the Fram Strait over the past 30,000 years' NATURE GEOSCIENCE 2, (11) 772-776 Author Site , DOI
Masse G, Rowland SJ, Sicre M-A, Jacob J, Jansen E & Belt ST 2008 'Abrupt climate changes for Iceland during the last millennium: Evidence from high resolution sea ice reconstructions' EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 269, (3-4) 565-569 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Masse G, Vare LL, Rowland SJ, Poulin M, Sicre M-A, Sampei M & Fortier L 2008 'Distinctive C-13 isotopic signature distinguishes a novel sea ice biomarker in Arctic sediments and sediment traps' MARINE CHEMISTRY 112, (3-4) 158-167 Author Site , DOI
Smith BE, Lewis CA, Belt ST, Whitby C & Rowland SJ 2008 'Effects of alkyl chain branching on the biotransformation of naphthenic acids' Environ Sci Technol 42, (24) 9323-9328 Author Site
Booth AM, Scarlett AG, Lewis CA, Belt ST & Rowland SJ 2008 'Unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) of aromatic hydrocarbons: branched alkyl indanes and branched alkyl tetralins are present in UCMs and accumulated by and toxic to, the mussel Mytilus edulis' Environ Sci Technol 42, (21) 8122-8126 Author Site
Belt ST, Masse G, Rowland SJ, Poulin M, Michel C & LeBlanc B 2007 'A novel chemical fossil of palaeo sea ice: IP25' Organic Geochemistry 38, (1) 16-27
Belt ST & Kendall SB 2006 'Getting nosy with handy chemicals' Education in Chemistry 43, 15-17
Belt ST, Masse G, Rowland SJ & Rohmer M 2006 'Highly branched isoprenoid alcohols and epoxides in the diatom Haslea ostrearia Simonsen' Organic Geochemistry 37, (2) 133-145
Fitzsimons MF & Belt ST 2005 'Dynamic behaviour of 1-aminopropan-2-one in sewage: a preliminary synthetic and spectroscopic study' Environmental Chemistry Letters 3, (2) 70-73
Clough R, Belt ST, Fairman B, Catterick T & Evans EH 2005 'Uncertainty contributions to single and double isotope dilution mass spectrometry with HPLC-CV-MC-ICP-MS for the determination of methylmercury in fish tissue' Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 20, (10) 1072-1075
Belt ST, Leisvik MJ, Hyde AJ & Overton TL 2005 'Using a context-based approach to undergraduate chemistry teaching – a case study for introductory physical chemistry' Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 6, (3) 166-179 , DOI
Masse G, Belt ST & Rowland SJ 2004 'Biosynthesis of unusual monocyclic alkenes by the diatom Rhizosolenia setigera (Brightwell)' Phytochemistry 65, (8) 1101-1106
Masse G, Belt ST, Rowland SJ & Rohmer M 2004 'Isoprenoid biosynthesis in the diatoms Rhizosolenia setigera (Brightwell) and Haslea ostrearia (Simonsen)' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101, (13) 4413-4418
Poulin M, Masse G, Belt ST, Delavault P, Rousseau F, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2004 'Morphological, biochemical and molecular evidence for the transfer of Gyrosigma nipkowii Meister to the genus Haslea (Bacillariophyta)' European Journal of Phycology 39, (2) 181-195
Masse G, Belt ST, Allard WG, Lewis CA, Wakeham SG & Rowland SJ 2004 'Occurrence of novel monocyclic alkenes from diatoms in marine particulate matter and sediments' Organic Geochemistry 35, (7) 813-822
Sinninghe Damste JS, Muyzer G, Abbas B, Rampen SW, Massé G, Allard WG, Belt ST, Robert J-M, Rowland SJ & Moldowan JM 2004 'The rise of Rhizosolenid diatoms' Science 304 (5670), 584-587 , DOI
Damste JSS, Muyzer G, Abbas B, Rampen SW, Masse G, Allard WG, Belt ST, Robert JM, Rowland SJ & Moldowan JM 2004 'The rise of the rhizosolenid diatoms' Science 304, (5670) 584-587
Clough R, Belt ST, Evans EH, Fairman B & Catterick T 2003 'Investigation of equilibration and uncertainty contributions for the determination of inorganic mercury and methylmercury by isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry' Analytica Chimica Acta 500, (1-2) 155-170
Clough R, Truscatt J, Belt ST, Evans EH, Fairman B & Catterick T 2003 'Isotope dilution ICP-MS for speciation studies' Applied Spectroscopy Reviews 38, (1) 101-132
Belt ST, Masse G, Allard WG, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2003 'Novel monocyclic sester- and triterpenoids from the marine diatom, Rhizosolenia setigera' Tetrahedron Letters 44, (51) 9103-9106
Summerfield S, Overton T & Belt S 2003 'Problem-solving case studies' Analytical Chemistry 75, (7) 181A-182A
Clough R, Belt ST, Evans EH, Sutton P, Fairman B & Catterick T 2003 'Uncertainty contributions to species specific isotope dilution analysis. Part 1. Characterisation and stability of Hg-199 and C-13 isotopically enriched methylmercury by H-1 NMR' Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 18, (9) 1033-1038
Clough R, Belt ST, Evans EH, Fairman B & Catterick T 2003 'Uncertainty contributions to species specific isotope dilution analysis. Part 2. Determination of methylmercury by HPLC coupled with quadrupole and multicollector ICP-MS' Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 18, (9) 1039-1046
Belt ST, Masse G, Allard WG, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2002 'Effects of auxosporulation on distributions of C-25 and C-30 isoprenoid alkenes in Rhizosolenia setigera' Phytochemistry 59, (2) 141-148
Masse G, Poulin M, Belt ST, Robert JM, Barreau A, Rince Y & Rowland SJ 2001 'A simple method for SEM examination of sectioned diatom frustules' Journal of Microscopy-Oxford 204, 87-92
Belt ST, Masse G, Allard WG, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2001 'C-25 highly branched isoprenoid alkenes in planktonic diatoms of the Pleurosigma genus' Organic Geochemistry 32, (10) 1271-1275
Rowland SJ, Belt ST, Wraige EJ, Masse G, Roussakis C & Robert JM 2001 'Effects of temperature on polyunsaturation in cytostatic lipids of Haslea ostrearia' Phytochemistry 56, (6) 597-602
Rowland SJ, Allard WG, Belta ST, Massae G, Robert JM, Blackburn S, Frampton D, Revill AT & Volkman JK 2001 'Factors influencing the distributions of polyunsaturated terpenoids in the diatom, Rhizosolenia setigera' Phytochemistry 58, (5) 717-728
Masse G, Rince Y, Cox EJ, Allard G, Belt ST & Rowland SJ 2001 'Haslea salstonica sp nov and Haslea pseudostrearia sp nov (Bacillariophyta), two new epibenthic diatoms from the Kingsbridge estuary, United Kingdom' Comptes Rendus de l Academie des Sciences Serie Iii-Sciences de la Vie-Life Sciences 324, (7) 617-626
Belt ST, Masse G, Allard WG, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2001 'Identification of a C-25 highly branched isoprenoid triene in the freshwater diatom Navicula sclesvicensis' Organic Geochemistry 32, (9) 1169-1172
Williams CE, Lowry BB, Braven J & Belt ST 2001 'Novel synthesis and characterisation of ruthenium tris (4- methyl-4 '-vinyl-2,2 '-bipyridine) complexes' Inorganica Chimica Acta 315, (1) 112-119
Belt ST 2001 'Problem based learning - A case study from the environmental sciences' PLANET: Problem Based Learning Special edition 2, (4) 17-18
Belt ST, Allard WG, Masse G, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2001 'Structural characterisation of C-30 highly branched isoprenoid alkenes (rhizenes) in the marine diatom Rhizosolenia setigera' Tetrahedron Letters 42, (32) 5583-5585
Allard WG, Belt ST, Masse G, Naumann R, Robert JM & Rowland S 2001 'Tetra-unsaturated sesterterpenoids (Haslenes) from Haslea ostrearia and related species' Phytochemistry 56, (8) 795-800
Belt ST, Massé G, Allard WG, Robert J & Rowland SJ 2001 'The effects of auxosporulation on the distributions of C25 and C30 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes in the diatom Rhizosolenia setigera' Phytochemistry, 20th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Nancy, France 59, (2) 141-148
Belt ST, Allard WG, Johns L, Konig WA, Masse G, Robert JM & Rowland S 2001 'Variable stereochemistry in highly branched isoprenoids from diatoms' Chirality 13, (8) 415-419
Belt ST, Allard WG, Rintatalo J, Johns LA, van Duin ACT & Rowland SJ 2000 'Clay and acid catalysed isomerisation and cyclisation reactions of highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes: Implications for sedimentary reactions and distributions' GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 64, (19) 3337-3345 Author Site , DOI
Johns L, Belt S, Lewis CA, Rowland S, Massé G, Robert J-M & König WA 2000 'Configurations of polyunsaturated sesterterpenoids from the diatom, Haslea ostrearia' Phytochemistry 53, (5) 607-611 , DOI
Belt ST, Allard WG, Masse G, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 2000 'Highly branched isoprenoids (HBIs): Identification of the most common and abundant sedimentary isomers' GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 64, (22) 3839-3851 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Allard G, Masse G, Robert JM & Rowland S 2000 'Important sedimentary sesterterpenoids from the diatom Pleurosigma intermedium' CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (6) 501-502 Author Site , DOI
Wraige EJ, Johns L, Belt ST, Massé G, Robert J-M & Rowland S 1999 'Highly branched C25 isoprenoids in axenic cultures ofHaslea ostrearia' Phytochemistry 51, (1) 69-73 , DOI
Johns L, Wraige EJ, Belt ST, Lewis CA, Masse G, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 1999 'Identification of a C-25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) diene in Antarctic sediments, Antarctic sea-ice diatoms and cultured diatoms' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 30, (11) 1471-1475 Author Site , DOI
Skene WG, Belt ST, Connolly TJ, Hahn P & Scaiano JC 1998 'Decomposition Kinetics, Arrhenius Parameters, and Bond Dissociation Energies for Alkoxyamines of Relevance in “Living” Free Radical Polymerization' Macromolecules 31, (25) 9103-9105 , DOI
Belt ST, Rowland S & Scaiano JC 1998 'Rate constants for the abstraction of hydrogen from alkyl aromatics by alkoxyl radicals and excited state ketones: relevance to the photodegradation of the water-soluble fraction of crude oil' MARINE CHEMISTRY 61, (3-4) 157-162 Author Site , DOI
Cooke DA, Barlow R, Green J, Belt ST & Rowland SJ 1998 'Seasonal variations of highly branched isoprenoid hydrocarbons and pigment biomarkers in intertidal sediments of the Tamar estuary, UK' MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 45, (4-5) 309-324 Author Site , DOI
Wraige EJ, Belt ST, Masse G, Robert JM & Rowland SJ 1998 'Variations in distributions of C-25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes in the diatom, Haslea ostrearia: influence of salinity' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 28, (12) 855-859 Author Site , DOI
Wraige EJ, Belt ST, Lewis CA, Cooke DA, Robert JM, Masse G & Rowland SJ 1997 'Variations in structures and distributions of C-25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes in cultures of the diatom, Haslea ostrearia (Simonsen)' ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY 27, (7-8) 497-505 Author Site , DOI
Belt ST, Cooke DA, Robert JM & Rowland S 1996 'Structural characterisation of widespread polyunsaturated isoprenoid biomarkers: A C-25 triene, tetraene and pentaene from the diatom Haslea ostrearia Simonsen' TETRAHEDRON LETTERS 37, (27) 4755-4758 Author Site , DOI
BELT ST, COOKE DA, HIRD SJ & ROWLAND S 1994 'STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION OF A HIGHLY BRANCHED C-25 SEDIMENTARY ISOPRENOID BIOMARKER BY NMR-SPECTROSCOPY AND MASS-SPECTROMETRY' JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (18) 2077-2078 Author Site , DOI
Chapters
Belt ST 2003 'Preparing for fieldwork - A case study from the environmental sciences' in Fry; Kettridge; Marshall A Handbook for Teaching & Learning in HE Kogan Page 265-266
Conference Papers
Belt ST & Overton TL 2007 'Context-Based Case Studies in Analytical Chemistry' 87-99 , DOI
Belt ST, Horan R & Lavelle M 2001 'LATEX/PDF support materials for learning mathematics' Variety in Chemistry Teaching, Lancaster University
Belt ST, Overton TL & Summerfield S 2001 'The chemical detective' Variety in Chemistry Teaching, Lancaster University
Scaiano JC, Connolly TJ, Mohtat N, Pliva CN, Skene W, Belt S & Baldovi MV 1997 'Mechanistic aspects of 'living' free radical polymerization and initiation mediated by nitroxides'

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