The focus is on understanding the causes and effects of past climatic and environmental change to assess their influence on evolution and biodiversity as well as providing the basis of which to evaluate the potential impacts of future climate change.
The Partners’ research strengths cover all the major time periods from the Precambrian to the Anthropocene.
This pathway will also focus on the changing relationship between humans and the environment from our evolution in Africa, to the origins of agriculture and urbanisation, to the effect of the industrial revolution.
The DTP has world renowned experts in palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography, palaeoecology, palaeoliminology, palaeohydrology, science based archaeology, molecular palaeobiology, vertebrate palaeobiology, Quaternary palaeontology, palaeoanthropology, plant and animal domestication and extinction.
|1st Supervisor||Inst.:||Project Title:||2nd Supervisor:||Inst.:|
|Martin-Puertas, Celia||RHUL||Evaluating the effects of shifting solar activity on European Climate during the Holocene||Blockley, Simon||RHUL|
|Kershaw, Stephen||BRUNEL||Using fossil corals and calcified sponges to understand ancient marine environments|
|Pickering, Kevin||UCL||Architecture and stacking patterns of deep-marine lobe and related deposits, Eocene Hecho Group, Jaca basin, Spanish Pyrenees: Depositional processes, sandbody geometry and stacking patterns||Bown, Paul||UCL|
|Brierley, Chris||UCL||Modelling East African climate during the Plio-Pleistocene||Guillas, Serge||UCL|
|Stukins, Stephen||NHM||Microfossil phylogeny, evolution and diversity in the early Neogene||Wade, Bridget||UCL|
|Papineau, Dominic||UCL||Signs of life in Paleoarchean chemical sedimentary rocks||Powner, Matthew||UCL|