PhD student, Paleoclimate and Biogeochemistry, Buffalo, USA

Dr Elizabeth Thomas from the Department of Geology at the University of Buffalo (UB) seeks a PhD student in the Paleoclimate and Biogeochemistry group to work with an interdisciplinary team from CU Boulder and University of Alaska Fairbanks.


The project studies the interactions between Arctic plant ecology, temperature and precipitation during the Holocene and previous interglacials.

The UB team will use compound-specific isotopes to reconstruct past temperature and precipitation on Baffin Island and northern Labrador.

There will be field work in spring and summer 2018 and 2019.

About Dr Thomas' work

The goal of her research is to understand climate of the past several hundred thousand years. Her research focuses on two sensitive regions: the Arctic and East Asia.

Major questions that her group aims to answer include:
- In what ways did climate change (hotter, wetter, stronger seasonality)?
- What caused climate to change?
- What consequences did these changes have for ice sheets and ecosystems?
- How can our understanding of these past changes help us prepare, adapt, and mitigate future climate change?


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