Dr. Grace Andrews is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southampton and Director of Scientific Operations at Project Vesta, conducting the research & development to scale Coastal Carbon Capture (i.e. Coastal Enhanced Weathering) as a Negative Emission Technology for climate change mitigation.
Her research investigates the global carbon cycle on both modern and geologic timescales, particularly through the lens of aqueous isotope geochemistry. She has worked extensively on quantifying the controls on chemical weathering rates in basaltic terranes (Iceland, New Zealand), and the impact of carbonate mineral dissolution on CO2 sequestration rates from weathering. She is also interested in the impact of anthropogenically-induced climate change on carbon exports from the Greenland Ice Sheet, and the linkage between organic and inorganic carbon. She specializes in the application of novel stable isotope systems, namely Sr and Ca, to study these topics.