You have probably heard the Earth called 'the blue planet'. What is less understood is that the blue colour – the oceans – are largely responsible for controlling the climate. In the Palaeoenvironmental Change Research Group at the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems Sciences, at the OU, our mission is to untangle some of these key Earth System processes that drive the planet’s climate. Our Oceanography and palaeoceanography research ranges from reconstructing past ocean environments to the current decay of the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Our particular areas of expertise are in the development and use of unique biominerals as inorganic and organic geochemical proxies in state-of-the-art laboratories, and collecting vital data in remote field work in some of the least-visited areas of the planet. We welcome applications from potential students interested in working in these vital science areas.
Potential research projects
We encourage enquiries from prospective students on palaeoceanography and polar oceanography linked to the expertise of the potential supervisors. Specific project titles for 2019 will be available online in late 2018.
Please also see further opportunities.