Masters by Research Student
Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK
I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2019 with a First Class Honours in BSc Physical Geography. During this course, I developed a strong interest in oceanography and undertook a dissertation investigating the response of phytoplankton to climate change over the past 250 years. For this work, I was awarded the Johnathan Ratnage Prize for the Best Physical Geography Dissertation. I was also awarded the Lewis Memorial Prize for Excellence in Geography, awarded to the 3 students with the highest weighted means. I have broadened my interest and experience through internships at marine conservation institutions such as Archipelagos, where I investigated the anthropogenic impact on seagrass coverage in the Aegean sea through SONAR kayak surveys and Remote Sensing.
My current research focuses on the anthropogenic forcing of coccolithophore growth by analysing the fossil archive in marine sediments. For this project, I will develop novel methods to investigate the underexplored coccosphere fossil record in order to quantify and explain recent changes in the assemblage.
Broad research specialisms:
Oceanography, Micropaleontology, Climate change, Environmental change
BSc Geography, University of Exeter (First Class Honours)