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Mrs Katrina Nilsson-Kerr

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  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • katrina.kerr

Professional biography

I am CENTA NERC funded PhD student in my third year. My PhD project involves reconstructing the Indian monsoon’s response to global climate change.

Utilising samples recovered from IODP Exp. 353 within the core region of the Indian monsoon, my project aims to reconstruct the seasonal changes of the Indian monsoon ~140-70 ka. I will use a multi-proxy approach to address this through combining geochemical tracers (e.g. trace elements, oxygen isotopes) of planktonic foraminifera and bulk sediment geochemistry in order to reconstruct palaeotemperatures and salinity gradients within the Bay of Bengal. Overall my research will aim to gain a better understanding of the response of the monsoon to various forcing parameters and boundary conditions.

Supervisors: Dr. Pallavi Anand (OU), Dr. Phil Sexton (OU) and Dr. Melanie Leng (BGS)