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December 2016

Meet the… metamorphic petrologist

Name: Anna Bidgood Year of study: 2nd Department: Earth Sciences Research group: The Hard Rock group What are you researching:  Continental subduction - specifically the India-Asia collision. How is a continent subducted? How does it return to the surface? And what processes occur during its... Continue Reading →

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Meet the… Geologist

Name: Brooke Johnson Age: 34 Year of Study: 2nd Department: Earth Sciences Research Group: Chemical Sedimentology What are you researching: I am attempting to quantify the effects of fluctuating oxygen levels (aka unstable redox) in marine environments on the ecosystems within them them, over very long... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Igneous Petrologist/ Volcanologist

Name: Frey Fyfe Age: 23 Year of Study: 2 Research Group: I’m part of the Volcanology groups at Oxford University and the Natural History Museum in London. What are you researching: My research deals with trying to understand how volcanoes at subduction zones produce major... Continue Reading →

Meet the…. Sedimentary Geochemist/ Palaeoclimatologist

Name: Ritwika Sengupta Age: 23 Year of study: 2nd Year Department/research group: Earth Sciences What are you researching: My project involves studying sphaerosiderites, which are small iron carbonate spheres. These form in wetlands such as bogs and can be found throughout the... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Quaternary Scientist

Name: Kaja Fenn Age: 31 Year of study: Second year DPhil Department: School of Geography and the Environment Research Group: Landscape Dynamics research cluster What are you researching: I am working on Quaternary loess (dust) deposits, with the aim of determining both... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Lion Biologist

Name: Genevieve Finerty Age: “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age.” – Oscar Wilde. Just kidding, I’m 30… Or am I? Year of study: 2nd Year Research Group: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), Department of Zoology What... Continue Reading →

Following the leader: decision making in shoals

Sarah Lucas How does a shoal of fish decide where it’s going? Collections of animals like shoals of fish or flocks of birds are clearly able to make decisions about where to go when seeking out food or shelter, without... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Seismologist

Name: Harriet Godwin Age: 24 Year of study: 2 Department: Department of Earth Sciences Research Group: Seismology Group What are you researching: In my research, I use the seismic waves generated by earthquakes to image the Earth’s interior. These waves travel through different... Continue Reading →

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