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Lawrence Percival

PhD Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

I am a postgraduate student studying the relationships between past times of climate change and mass extinction with the emplacement of Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). My research is focused chiefly on geochemical analysis of mercury concentrations, osmium isotopes, and subsidiary trace metal concentrations, in sedimentary rocks to study a number of specific events and establish links with associated LIPs (in particular the end-Triassic extinction, Toarcian OAE, Cretaceous OAE 2, and the end-Cretaceous extinction).