PhD Researcher, Climate Science, Keele University
PhD Researcher, Keele University IceLab
Fields of Research: Climate Science and Marine Science
Applying new techniques to reconstruct climate and ocean change in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, as preserved in ice cores.
I’m using proxy methods, including fluorescence spectroscopy and liquid water isotope analysis, to reconstruct climate and ocean dynamics across high-resolution ‘horizontal’ Antarctic ice cores. Current model reconstructions of Holocene (<11,650 years BP) climate dynamics are starved for important constraining data, so proxy records spanning this period, particularly in the West Antarctic, are sorely needed. There is also a severely limited understanding of biological activity within Antarctic ice and ice cores. My application of fluorescence spectroscopy and novel imaging techniques will help illuminate the drivers behind changes in organic content in ice.
If have you turned on a TV or read the news during the past few months, you have probably heard of the widespread fires that wrought havoc on the Amazon rainforest this year. Fires occur in the rainforest every year, but...