My research focuses on understanding the causes and effects of global warming and ocean acidification, both in the modern era and in geological time. I am recognised as an expert in the biotic reactions of marine calcifiers to climate change. Our assessment of historical and geological records of ocean acidification covers a range of organisms from bryozoans, bivalves and corraline algae to marine plankton. My group and I are using tools from a wide range of fields including isotope geochemistry, material testing, tomography to fluid dynamics. We have applied a wide range of in-situ analytical methods such as the ion probe and electron probe, Electron backscatter diffraction and Atomic force microscopy to assess crystal growth, Synchrotron tomography, and Nano indentation for material properties to a wide range of organism potentially threatened by ocean acidification. I have recently contributed as a lead author of the 2014 IPCC report WGII.
My research highlights were:
Wolfson Merit Scholar, Royal Society
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, AR5
Editorial Board Marine Micropalaeontology
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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