Tag: University of Oxford

DPhil: Sniffing out global volcanic fingerprints using mercury in Quaternary sedimentary records

I am pleased to announce the opening up of a new DPhil position at the University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences that I will be involved with. The main supervisor for the project is Prof. Tamsin Mather and the position is part of…

Biodiversity and dynamics of tropical forests

PDRA: Past environmental and climate change in West Africa

Full time Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Temporary contract for 36 months, £27,854 – £36,298 Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, Faculty of Science, The Open University Closing date : 25/04/2013 We are seeking a PDRA to study past climate and vegetation change in tropical West…

500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes

I am delighted to be able to report that the PCRG has recently obtained a NERC standard grant to investigate “500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes” (NE/K005294/1). Investigators on the project are: myself (William Gosling, PI), Wes Fraser (now Oxford Brooks),…

Two studentships avaliable

Two NERC algorithm funded PhD studentships are currently available with the PCRG. The projects are focused on understanding past environmental change in west tropical Africa and Amazonian-Andean Ecuador. Both projects will involve field work and build on on-going research within the lab. Closing date 31/01/2013…

PCRG March

In March the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group (PCRG) have been involved with data collection in the labs, training, fieldwork planning (and un-planning) and outreach. Two notable pieces of pollen data collection have made significant progress this month: 1) Hayley has been working at collecting…

Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

PAGES (Past Global Changes) Focus 4: (Past) Human-Climate-Ecosystem Interaction (PHAROS) Biodiversity Theme Workshop at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford (9-11 Jan) Using fossil records to map potential threats, opportunities and likely future developments for biodiversity and ecosystem services Organised by: Dr. Elizabeth…