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London NERC DTP MPhil student at the Centre for Quaternary Research (Department of Geography) supervised by Professor Simon Blockley (Royal Holloway), Dr Adrian Palmer (Royal Holloway), Dr Bethan Davies (Newcastle University), Dr Sam Roberson (Geological Survey of Northern Ireland), and Dr Magret Damaschke (British Geological Survey). Originally from Crawley, West Sussex.
My research is primarily focussed on the timing and nature of deglacation on the Antrim Plateau, Northern Ireland, during the Late Glacial period.
We aim to produce a highly detailed geomorphological map of the study region so we can better understand the pattern of ice mass retreat. By extracting cryptotephra samples from key sites, radiocarbon dating core sediments, and cosmogenic nuclide (10Be and/or 36Cl) dating erratic boulders on the plateau, we hope to back up this geomorphological understanding with a high-resolution chronological framework. Hopefully, we will have a much better understanding of how climate and ice stream activity influenced deglaciation in the north of Ireland.
I am happy to answer any questions via the above email address, or you can find me on Twitter @AlexMClark97
Working title: Multiproxy reconstruction of NE Irish Ice Sheet dynamics during the Late Glacial (c. 20-15 ka BP)
Follows 6 months of interdisciplinary training across 8 London institutions, based at University College London (September 2021-March 2022).
I helped project leaders with communicating scientific materials online to teachers and students, as well carry out some general research on Blue Carbon to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change in ocean ecosystems around the Galapagos Islands.
I held a research assisstant role for one the the academic staff in the Department of Geography focussed on digital mapping and research in glaciology.
I was part of a friendly community that aimed to maintain Buchan Country Park in Crawley, West Sussex. We mainly carried out copicing and using natural materials to build fences which served to direct members of the public along established trails as well as keep pests out of the main reserve areas.
Quaternary Science, MSc, Assessing and expanding the Southern Caucasus Palaeolithic chronological framework using Bayesian age modelling and tephrochronology, Royal Holloway, University of London
23 Sept 2019 → 5 Sept 2020
Award Date: 1 Nov 2020
Geography, BSc, Royal Holloway, University of London
26 Sept 2016 → 1 Jul 2019
Award Date: 1 Jul 2019
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Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course