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.
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- 2014 Sino-UK Coevolution of Life and the Planet Summer School
- Past and Future CO2 – Reconstructing atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
- Co-evolution of Life and the Planet conference in UCL and Geological Society London
- PR: What the geological evidence of the past tells us about modern sea-level rise