Lecturer in Ocean Biogeochemistry, The Open University

My research involves developing biogeochemical tracers in the modern oceanic environment and their application in the past to understand changes in ocean chemistry and climate. In order to understand the past through these tracers, they need to be developed, calibrated and validated against biological, physical and chemical variables in the modern environment. We develop micropalaeontological tools (assemblage and shell parameters) and geochemical tracers (trace elements and isotopes) using microfossils, fish-teeth and bulk sediments to understand past changes in seawater properties, ocean circulation and ocean-continent-atmosphere interactions.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Ocean Biogeochemistry, The Open University

Education

  • 2002 
    Cambridge University, PhD in Ocean geochemistry

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Reconstruction of changes in Indian Summer Monsoon precipitation
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Natural Environment Research Council
  • 2015
    How has recent ocean acidification affected the biocalcification and ecology of planktonic foraminifera?
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research
  • 2014
    Indian Summer Monsoon: initiation and evolution to current strength
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Natural Environment Research Council
  • 2010
    Impact of ocean acidification on biocalcification
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Natural Environment Research Council