Tag: Wesley Fraser

Shining a light on fossil sunshine

An international team of scientists have reconstructed the longest ever record of past sunshine using pollen trapped in lake sediments collected in Ghana, Africa. The study published today in Scientific Reports enables us to understand past changes in solar input to the global system…

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…

Funded PhD studentship: Tropical vegetation, environment and climate

Fully funded NERC PhD studentship tied to 500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes project. To start October 2013 now avaliable with the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group. Title: Tropical vegetation, environment and climate: The present is the key to the past Supervisors: William D. Gosling (The…

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),…

PCRG July

I have been really excited with the increase in the number of posts and various contributions to this blog over the last month or so. So thanks to everyone who has contributed. The excellent content allows me to focus on just a few research and…

PCRG June

I have been engaged with two major activities during June: 1) submission of a research proposal to NERC, and 2) excitement of my first online teaching module going live to students, Cyprus activity, within Practical science: Earth and environment module (SXG288). Other members of…