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Geoffrey Eglinton

Geoffrey Eglinton, FRS, is emeritus professor and university research fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, England, where he is a member of the Earth System Science Group. He is also an adjunct scientist at WHOI and adjunct professor in Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. A synthetic organic chemist by training, he successively developed interests in natural products, analytical methods, and then environmental chemistry, and finally molecular organic geochemistry. He has specialized in the development of lipids as biomarkers for organisms and their activities and as the basis for proxies used in paleoenvironmental and paleo- climatological studies.

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