Gordon Inglis

Postgraduate PhD student

The primary aim of this project is to assess whether the greenhouse-icehouse transition was driven primarily by a decline in atmospheric CO2. To investigate this, I will generate new, long-term sea surface temperature records using molecular fossils (biomarkers) preserved within sedimentary rocks. This will help us understand the spatial patterns of cooling during the greenhouse-icehouse transition. Furthermore, it will help ascertain whether pCO2 is the primary driver of temperature change or whether other factors, such as ocean circulation, play an important role.