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Researcher: Rao, CP (Dr Prasada Rao)

Fields of Research

Sedimentology
Organic geochemistry
Mineralogy and crystallography
Palaeoclimatology
Resource geoscience
Structural geology and tectonics
Inorganic geochemistry
Geochemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Understanding climate change
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Energy exploration
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Oil and gas exploration
Natural hazards
Other education and training

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Cold water polar argonitic bivalve elemental composition, East Antarctica; Carbonates and Evaporites
Comparison between modern polar and temperate skeletal carbonate mineralogy and oxygen and carbon isotopes, Antarctic and Tasmanian shelves; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Comparison Between Subtropical And Temperate Carbonate Elemental Composition: Examples From The Great Barrier Reef, Shart Bay And Tasmania, Australia And The Persian Gulf, UAE; Special Publication of International Association of Sedimentologists
Depth and latitudinal characteristics of sedimentological and geochemical variables in temperate shelf carbonates, eastern Tasmania, Australia; Carbonates and Evaporites
Elemental composition of marine calcite from modern temperate shelf brachiopods, bryozoans and bulk carbonates, eastern Tasmania, Australia; Carbonates and Evaporites
Faunal relationship to grain-size, mineralogy and geochemistry in recent temperate shelf carbonates, western Tasmania, Australia; Carbonates and Evaporites
Grain size, biota, mineralogy and carbon isotopes of sediments, Davis Station and Prydz Bay, Antarctica: evidence for occurrence and recession of ice shelf; Climate Succession and Glacial History of the Southern Hemisphere over the Last Five Million Years
Grain size, biota, mineralogy and oxygen and carbon isotopes of sediments, Davis Station and Prydz Bay, Antarctica: Evidence for occurrence and recession of shelf ice; ANZAAS Symposium on Climate Succession and Glacial History of the Southern Hemisphere Over the Past Five Million Years
Modern Carbonates: tropical, temperate, polar; Tasmanian Government Printers
Oceanographic controls on sedimentological and geochemical variations in temperate carbonates off Western Tasmania, Australia; Carbonates and Evaporites
Oxygen and carbon isotope composition of skeletons from temperate shelf carbonates, eastern Tasmania, Australia; Carbonates and Evaporites
Petrographic, elemental and isotopic criteria for the recognition of carbonate mineralogy and climates during the Jurassic (examples from Iran and England); 13th Australian Geological Convention
Polar carbonates and their implications on changes in climate and environments since the Last Glacial Maximum; Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA)'96
Recognition of climate and CO2 levels from carbonate mineralogy and oxygen and carbon isotopes; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Sedimentology of Quaternary polar carbonates; UNESCO International Geological Correlation Programme: Continental Shelves in the Quaternary
Shelf, Coastal and Subglacial Polar Carbonates, East Antarctica; Carbonates and Evaporites
Temperate carbonates off eastern Tasmania and their implications on climate and sea level changes since the Last Glacial Maximum; UNESCO International Geological Correlation Programme: Continental Shelves in the Quaternary
Temperate shelf carbonates reflect mixing of distinct water masses, eastern Tasmania, Australia; Carbonates and Evaporites
The source of hydrothermal fluids responsible for carbonate alteration, Renison, Tasmania, Australia; 13th Australian Geological Convention

Research Projects

Comparison between modern (Antarctica) and Permian (Tasmania) polar carbonates and application of resources in Tasmania.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Comparison between tropical, temperate and polar carbonates.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Comparison of ambient shelf water temperatures from isotopic composition of carbonates and oceanographic measurements: implications for upwelling, mixin; CSIRO/University of Tasmania (CSIRO/UTAS)
Honours support; Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (HAMIRON)
Hydrothermal alteration of Proterozoic-Cambrian carbonates, Tasmania: A new tool for exploration of ore deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Origin of Precambrian-Cambrian Carbonates from Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Supplementary Funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Modern temperate bryozoan carbonates around Tasmania, Australia
Regulation of Gene Expression by the RUNX1 Transcription Factor
Sedimentology and Geochemistry of Upper Jurassic (Iran) and Precambrian (Tasmanian) carbonates
Sedimentology, stratigraphy & tectonic setting of the Lampang group, central nort Thailand.
The Permian Bryozoa of Tasmania, New South Wales and Southern Thailand- Their Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy, Palaeoecology and Biogeography