Dr Sarah Greene PhD

Dr Sarah Greene

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Proleptic lecturer in palaeoclimatology
NERC Independent Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Sarah is a palaeoclimatologist, geobiologist, and Earth system modeller studying the biogeochemical cycling of carbon between the atmosphere, the ocean, and marine sediments. Particular research interests include rapid carbon cycle perturbations (Mesozoic mass extinctions, Palaeogene hyperthermals), protracted multi-mullion year carbon cycle trends (co-evolution of life and the carbon cycle), and how biogeochemical cycling within marine sediments influences palaeoclimatological and palaeoenvironmental records.

ORCID 0000-0002-3025-9043

Qualifications

  • B.S. Geological Sciences, 2005 (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA)
  • B.A. German, 2005 (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA)
  • Ph.D Geological Sciences, 2011 (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Postgraduate supervision

Paleoclimate, carbon cycle, mass extinctions, Earth system modelling, biogeochemical cycles, large igneous provinces, sedimentology, geobiology, carbonate chemistry, machine learning, decolonizing STEM

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Vervoort, P, Adloff, M, Greene, S & Kirtland Turner, S 2019, 'Negative carbon isotope excursions: an interpretive framework', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 14, no. 8. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab3318

Wang, C, Bendle, J, Greene, S, Griffiths, ML, Huang, J, Moossen, H, Zhang, H, Ashley, K & Xie, S 2019, 'Speleothem biomarker evidence for a negative terrestrial feedback on climate during Holocene warm periods', Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Greene, S, Ridgwell, A, Kirtland Turner, S, Schmidt, DN, Palike, H, Thomas, E, Greene, L & Hoogakker, B 2019, 'Early Cenozoic decoupling of climate and carbonate compensation depth trends', Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 930-945. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019PA003601

Jones, S, Hoggett, M, Greene, S & Dunkley-Jones, T 2019, 'Large Igneous Province thermogenic greenhouse gas flux could have initiated Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum climate change', Nature Communications.

Henehan, MJ, Ridgwell, A, Thomas, E, Zhang, S, Alegret, L, Schmidt, DN, Rae, JWB, Witts, JD, Landman, NH, Greene, S, Huber, BT, Super, J, Planavsky, NJ & Hull, PM 2019, 'Rapid ocean acidification and protracted Earth system recovery followed the end-Cretaceous Chicxulub impact', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1905989116

Adloff, M, Greene, S, Parkinson, IJ, Naafs, BDA, Preston, W, Ridgwell, A, Lunt, DJ, Castro Jiminez, JM & Monteiro, FM 2019, 'Unravelling the sources of carbon emissions at the onset 2 of Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE) 1a', Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Ibarra, Y, Corsetti, F, Greene, S & Bottjer, D 2016, 'A microbial carbonate response in synchrony with the end-Triassic mass extinction across the SW UK', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, 19808 . https://doi.org/10.1038/srep19808

Ibarra, Y, Corsetti, F, Greene, S & Bottjer, D 2015, 'Microfacies of the Cotham Marble: A tubestone carbonate microbialite from the Upper Triassic, Southwestern U.K.: A reply', Palaios.

Ibarra, Y, Corsetti, F, Greene, S & Bottjer, D 2014, 'Microfacies of the Cotham Marble: A tubestone carbonate microbialite from the Upper Triassic, Southwestern U.K.', Palaios. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2013.046

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