My MSc by Research project uses paired benthic trace element (B/Ca, Mg/Ca) analyses to quantify the changes in climate and carbonate chemistry (related to ocean acidification) during the Late Maastrichtian Warming Event (LMWE) – an abrupt global warming event that occurred ~66 million years ago.
My research relates to the highlighted SDGs and targets via the following research themes:
SDG 13- Climate Action
- How have natural systems responded to climate change in the geological past and how might they respond in the future?
SDG 14- Life Below Water
- What have the impacts of ocean acidification been in the geological past and what might they be in the future?
- Measuring marine acidity (pH) in the geological past.
SDG 15- Life on Land
- Investigate which taxonomic groups, realms or ecosystems deteriorated the most rapidly during times of great change in the geological past, to better inform why and where species are threatened today.