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Latest news from the Geosystems research group.

30th British Organic Geochemical Society (BOGS) Annual Meeting

Description
Several members of the Birmingham Molecular Climatology Group presented their research at the 30th BOGS Annual Meeting at Manchester Metropolitan University in early July (9th to 11th).
Date:
05/08/2019

Search for clues to how life survives in one of the hottest places on Earth

Search for clues to how life survives in one of the hottest places on Earth
Description
In January 2019, Yvette Eley and Tom Dunkley Jones travelled to Ethiopia to collect samples from the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, one of the hottest places on Earth.
Date:
18/03/2019

New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera

New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera
Description
New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera, investigated by PhD student Ulrike Baranowski. This work has implications for the accuracy of palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
Date:
04/03/2019

Geobiology in Arabian Gulf sediments

Description
Following a pilot study in Oct 2017, Sarah Greene co-led a successful sampling expedition to the sabkha west of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in January 2019.
Date:
25/01/2019

Technical training in The Netherlands for upcoming Birmingham IODP Expedition participant

Description
In early 2019 (January-March 2019), PhD Researcher Marcelo Mota from the Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoceanography research group at Birmingham will be participating as a shipboard palynologist on IODP Expedition 379 to the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica.
Date:
04/12/2018

Fragile seashores were 'cradle of evolution' for early fish

Fragile seashores were 'cradle of evolution' for early fish
Description
Evolution of the major groups of fish that we recognise today took place in shallow waters, close to the seashore, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
26/10/2018

Geosystems Early Career Researchers attend UK Scientific Ocean Drilling Workshop and win best proposal

Description
From the 24-26th September four early career researchers (ECRs) from the Geosystems group attended the UK IODP Workshop on Scientific Ocean Drilling; Gael Lymer, Marcelo De Lira Mota, Amy Jones and Juan Pablo Castaneda Venegas.
Date:
01/10/2018

Birmingham researchers travel to N. Ireland to seek answers on how climate changed during one of the big five mass extinctions

Description
In September 2018, Dr's Sarah Greene and Ian Boomer travelled to the core store of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) in Belfast.
Date:
01/10/2018

Funded 4-year PhD In Automated Microfossil Image Analysis

Description
Within the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas, we have a 4-year funded PhD project available for a start date September 2018
Date:
17/07/2018

NSF/NERC project funded - MexiDrill: Developing a 350,000 year record of climate and environmental change in tropical North America

Description
The MexiDrill project has recently been funded under the joint NSF/NERC scheme. This project draws upon long sediment cores collected on the southern edge of Mexico City in 2016, as part of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program.
Date:
28/06/2018
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