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Dr Erica Hendy

Dr Erica Hendy

Dr Erica Hendy
BSc(Waik), DSc(Otago), PhD(ANU)

Lecturer in Biogeochemcial Cycles

Area of research

The past and future of coral reefs; Reconstructing tropical climate and environmental variability

Office L123
Wills Memorial Building,
Queen's Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5003

Research summary

Coral reefs are geological structures made by living organisms from carbonate. I research the past and future of these fascinating ecosystems, and their use in documenting tropical climate variability. The study of coral reefs intersects the disciplines of biology, geology and geochemistry, and for this reason I have a joint academic position at the University of Bristol shared between the two Schools of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences.

My research group undertakes studies that span from micron-scale geochemical probing of skeletons to global-scale models of reef distribution. We use the skeletons of massive coral colonies to look at past climates ...

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Biography

• RCUK Academic Fellowship in Global Biogeochemical Cycles (jointly held between Schools of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences), University of Bristol, UK.

• Adjunct Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York.

• NERC Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

• PI NSF Small Grant for Exploratory Research, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia U., NY.

• Comer Abrupt Climate Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biology & PaleoEnvironment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia U., NY.

• PhD. Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University (ANU), Australia. 
Title:  “Decadal-to-Centennial Climate Variability from Great Barrier Reef Coral” ...

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Recent publications

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