Research assistant 2018

BSc Geology 2016

With primary academic interests encompassing Earth and the biosphere, I began studying geobiology to learn more of the natural interplay between the two. When studying geology and biology, it is clear that the two to a tremendous extent influence one another. Throughout the history of life on Earth, palaeontologists have recognized several extinction events, most of which are thought to be caused by geological events (e.g. volcanism). However, its has become evident that life is able to shape the inhabited planet, principally by manipulating naturally occurring geological processes.
 
With an amateur interest in botany, I have begun studying some of the earliest known land plants to see what they can reveal about atmospheric environment at the time when they grew, both through their adaptations and their chemical make-up.