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The Present is Key to the Past

When I tell people that I’m researching past environmental change, they probably think that I spend my time in the dusty corners of a lab, studying fossils or ancient mud. While this is partly true, what might not be immediately obvious is that understanding how modern environmental systems work is an essential first step to any research on past environments. The concept of studying modern environments in order to understand the past remains important to the present day, and has turned out to be a key part of my PhD.

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