My research looks at fine-grained sediments in the deep ocean, particularly those affected by deep ocean currents known as bottom currents. I am particularly interested in understanding how these currents have changed, why they have changed, and how these changes are represented in the sedimentary record. To do this I use a range of data at multiple scales collected from deep marine gaps, where topographic constriction may be modifying currents and potentially amplifying their influence on the deposition of sediment.
By identifying any changes in deposition we can begin to understand the variations in the deep ocean currents and what factors may drive these changes.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Earth science
- Deep Marine
- deep marine gateways
- marine geology
- Ocean sciences