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Latest news from the Geosystems research group.

Investigating mid-Pliocene warming: insights from onshore Iceland

Description
Dr Steve Jones, his DR student Jonathan Hall and MSci students Matthew Allison and Max Papadopoulos are completing the first phase of a project to unlock new records of past climate in the North Atlantic.
Date:
29/10/2019

Meteorite impact acidifies surface ocean 66 million years ago contributing to mass extinction

Description
Dr Sarah Greene at the University of Birmingham is a co-author on a new study in PNAS, titled 'Rapid ocean acidification and protracted Earth system recovery followed the end-Cretaceous Chicxulub impact.
Date:
24/10/2019

Fulbright Foreign Scholar Professor Bradley Sageman visiting GEES Earth Sciences winter 2019

Fulbright Foreign Scholar Professor Bradley Sageman visiting GEES Earth Sciences winter 2019
Description
Between the 1st September and 1st December Prof Brad Sageman will be a visiting scholar in Earth Sciences. Prof Sageman's visit is supported by a J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship
Date:
10/10/2019

Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero gives keynote at International Nannoplankton Meeting

Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero gives keynote at International Nannoplankton Meeting
Description
On the 16th September, new Marie Curie Research Fellow Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero gave one of the four keynote lectures at the 17th International Nannoplankton Association (INA) Meeting held in Santos (Brazil).
Date:
10/10/2019

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
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