Mark Cave

Dr Mark Cave

British Geological Survey
Nottingham, UK


Mark Cave is a Principal Scientist and the Medical Geology project leader for the Land Use and Planning science area of the British Geological Survey (BGS).  He has at least 50 refereed external publications (h index = 15) and 80 internal BGS reports on analytical method development and data interpretation in environmental applications using multivariate statistical methods. He is an analytical chemist/ geochemist with a PhD specialising in analytical chemistry with over 20 years experience in the analysis and interpretation of environmental chemical data, recently obtaining an MSc in Applied Statistics.  He has developed new sequential extraction methodologies for identification of the solid phase distribution (geoavailability) of potentially harmful elements in soils and sediments. He is chairman of BARGE (Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe) who are an international working to develop harmonised protocols for bioaccessibility testing and the production of a soil reference material for in-vitro bioaccessibility measurements. He has also wide experience in investigating the geological controls on the bioaccessibility of naturally occurring arsenic in the UK.