Miss Laura Boyall

Personal profile

MPhil student at Royal Holloway Geography supervised by Dr Celia Martin-Puertas and Dr Alice Milner. 

PhD Title: Palaeolimnology-evidence for policy: reconstructing decadal climate variability in Europe to inform climate policy decisions. 

My research interests lie with using high-resolution archives to reconstruct climatic indices using machine learning techniques. I am particularly interested in emphasising the role of palaeoclimate evidence for understanding the decadal climate system and how this can help inform important policy decisions. 

My PhD is part of a wider project at Royal Holloway Geography based on Diss Mere East Anglia. This project uses multi-disciplinary techniques to understand the contemporary and Palaeo lake systems, human interaction, vegetation and climate change. 

Educational background

MPhil: Royal Holloway Geography (2021-present) 

Palaeo-evidence for policy: reconstructing decadal climate variability in Europe to inform climate policy decisions.

MSc Quaternary Science: Royal Holloway Geography (2019-2020)

Assessing the sensitivity of Diss Mere, East Anglia to Meteorological Parameters

BSc Geography: Royal Holloway Geography (22016-2019)

A palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of mid-late Holocene events at Morden Bog, Dorset

Other work

Website Assistant for AntarcticGlaciers.org (September 2020- Present) 

I was responsible for creating the AntarcticGlaciers StoryMap Collection Series for KS3 students learning about Antarctica. These collections focussed on Antarctica’s icy features, its wildlife, climate change and Antarctica’s people. 

Alongside the creation of these StoryMaps I have published a host of educational articles on glaciers, climate change, geomorphology and people and Antarctica. 

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Lake Monitoring (January 2021 - September 2021) 

Full-time employment at Royal Holloway University using lake monitoring techniques to understand the contemporary lake system of Diss Mere, East Anglia. Involved analysing the seasonal and annual sediment deposition, chemical lake properties and climatic implication. This was part of a wider Royal Society funded project. 

 

Research interests

  • Palaeoclimatology 
  • Climate Modelling and Statistical Learning 
  • Climate Policy
  • Limnology 
  • Science Communication and Outreach

Teaching

  • GG1011A Geographical Techniques - Laboratory and Field Training

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