My research focuses on the effect of climate change and ocean acidification on ecology and evolution of marine organisms, focussing on critical transitions in Earth history e.g. the KPg, the PETM, the Pliocene and the Recent industrial age.
Our assessment of historical and geological records of ocean acidification covers a range of organisms from bryozoans, bivalves and corraline algae to marine plankton.
We use traditional methods such as taxonomy and stratigraphy but also novel approaches such as the ion probe [SIMS], electron probe [EMPA] for in-situ analysis of isotopes and trace elements in foraminifers, synchrotron scanning [SRXTM] and work in collaboration with the paleoclimate modelling group BRIDGE and the Bristol Isotope Group.
Royal Society University Research Fellowship, University of Bristol
NERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol
Dr. sc. nat., Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
Diplom in Geology/Palaeontology, Dep. of Geosciences, University Bremen.
HONOURS AND Awards
2012 Lyell Fund (The Geological Society)
2005 W. Storrs Cole Award (GSA)
2005 Charles Downie Award (TMS)
2003 Silver medal (ETH Zurich)
Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change WGII, Chapter 6 Ocean Systems
Editorial Board EPSL
Editorial Board Geology (GSA)
Associated Editor Paleoceanography
Book Editorial Board, The Geological Society of London
Micropalaentology (M level course)
Spain Field Class (level 2 Geology)
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