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Tales from the South Pacific: Huahine

Ashley Sendell-Price The island of Huahine (in fact two islands: Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti) is often described as the Garden of Eden, enticing tourists with its lush forested landscape, turquoise lagoons (pictured below) and white-sand beaches. Although I do agree that... Continue Reading →

Tales from the South Pacific: Mo’orea

Ashley Sendell-Price After a year of planning and 53 hours of travelling I arrived on Mo’orea; the first of five French Polynesian islands that I will be visiting over a two-month period as part of my DPhil. I am here... Continue Reading →

Doing a NERC REP

Ben Fernando Hello everyone! I’ve just started my PhD on the Environmental Research DTP in Oxford, and like most other people here I am funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). I’m not actually an Earth Scientist by... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Volcanologist

Name: Isabelle Taylor Age: 24 Year of Study: 2 Research Groups: I am part of the Volcanology research group in Earth Sciences and the Earth Observation group in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. I am also part of NERC’s Centre... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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