Dr Angela Lamb is a Research Scientist at the National Environmental Isotope Facility (NEIF), which is part of the British Geological Survey. NEIF is one of the largest isotope laboratories in Europe for studying naturally occurring isotopes and works in collaboration with researchers to investigate a wide portfolio of environmental science. Prior to joining the facility in 2004, Angela completed her PhD on using light stable isotopes as a proxy for environmental change from Ethiopian crater lakes over the past 10,000 years at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Following her PhD, Angela spent 5 years as a lecturer in Earth Science at Liverpool John Moores University. Angela now leads the environmental tracers science area within the NEIF stable isotope facility comprising the use of light stable isotopes to help understand nutrient cycling and the impact of pollution on the environment, and as a proxy for climate change. Angela is also the facility specialist for carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotopes in hair, bone and teeth and oxygen isotopes in bioapatite. Angela has published 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and has collaborated on several productions for television including Richard III: The new Evidence (Channel 4, 2014), Secrets of the Dead (PBS, 2014) and Attenborough and the Giant Elephant (BBC, 2017).
Norbert Schmidbauer is a Senior Scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). Norbert Studied Geo-ecology at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) from 1978 to 1984 before undertaking a 2 year fellowship from the Royal Norwegian Council of Natural Science from 1984 to 1986 at NILU, where he has worked as a Research Scientist since 1986. Norbert developed one of the first methods for C2-C8 hydrocarbon analysis based on cryogenic trapping coupled with capillary column separation and has been responsible for EMEP's hydrocarbon measurements at ten European sites for more than a decade. In addition, Norbert has responsibility for implementing hydrocarbon and halocarbon measurements at the three Norwegian Atmospheric Observatories: Zeppelin (Spitsbergen), Troll (Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica) and Birkenes (Southern Norway). He has undertaken VOC measurement campaigns at industrial sites in Norway, UAE, Botswana, Chile and indoor air measurements and material emission studies over four decades, with a method based on adsorption tubes and thermo desorption GC-MS.