I am a 2nd year PhD student with an interest in paleoceanography, paleoclimate and geochemistry. My project aims to reconstruct the Indian Summer Monsoon during the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene using a multi-proxy approach, including bulk sediment elemental ratios (XRF), benthic and planktic foram stable isotopes, and planktic foram trace elements. I'm investigating how the monsoon changed both on a longer term (~2-5 Ma) and shorter term (~2.3-3.0 Ma) in relation to orbital forcing, ice volume change and CO2 fluctuations. My samples were retrieved during IODP expedition 353 in the Bay of Bengal, the core region of the Indian monsoon.
Supervisors: Pallavi Anand, Phil Sexton, Kate Littler
LinkedIn: Yasmin Bokhari Friberg