Dr Arnoud Boom

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography (Biogeochemistry)Dr Arnoud Boom

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3832
  • Email: ab269@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Bennett Building F72b

Personal details


I am a bio-geochemist and work as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University. I am also Director of the Leicester Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory.


ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-1299-691X


I have a special interest in stable isotopes, organic geochemistry.

External activities

Director Leicester Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory:

Upon request, I offer the following commercial analyses with a turnaround time of < month:

  • elemental analysis of carbon and nitrogen
  • d13C and d15N on organics £5 per sample
  • d2H, d18O on cellulose samples £8 per sample
  • d2H, d18O on water samples £7 per sample
  • GC/MS analysis of lipid extract analyses (£100 per sample + £50 for basic report with library search ID)
  • compound specific d13C analysis of lipid extracts  (£200 per sample)

If you are interested in collaboration, feel free to contact me by email or telephone.


Research areas for PhD supervision

Stable isotopes, Organic geochemistry, Climate change, Palaeohydrology, Amazon, Andes, Neotropics

I am interested in supervising students on the following topics:

  • Palaeoclimate Neotropical environments
  • Palaeohydrology using Deuterium isotopes
  • Palaeoclimate of Southern Africa
  • Tropical tree ring stable isotopes
  • Peat geochemistry
  • Fate of organic matter in tropical forest ecosystems

Enquiries: If you are interested in studying for a PhD in one of these research areas, don't hessitate to contact me first and make informal enquiries via pgrgeog@le.ac.uk.

Find out more information about Geography PhDs including more research areas, how to apply, funding and entry requirements.

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Contact Details

Department of Geography
First Floor, Bennett Building
General Office G90 (ground floor)
University of Leicester

T: 0116 252 3933/3823

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