PhD positions

An isotopic and palynological approach to reconstructing South African palaeoenvironments over the past three million years:

  • Produce a reconstruction of South African vegetation change over the past three million years.
  • Test the hypothesis that similar orbital forcing patterns produce similar vegetation and/or regional climatic effects.
  • Training in the preparation and measurement of pollen and calcite stable isotopes from marine sediment cores.

Utilising stable and radiogenic Sr isotopes to unravel palaeohydrologic changes in the Altiplano

  • Fieldwork in Bolivia
  • Examination of modern and past environments
  • Training in analytical geochemistry: trace element and isotope geochemistry
  • Unravel the links between tropical ecosystems, the hydrological cycle and climate change


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