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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Miss Lorna Kearns BSc, MRes

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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Miss Lorna Kearns is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

BSc Geological Sciences with Industrial Placement, University of Leeds (2012-2016)
BSc Mapping project of the turbidite systems of the Spanish Pyrenees.

MRes Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Southampton (2016-2017)
For my MRes project I used morphological, geochemical (Mg/Ca) and statistical techniques to assess differences between the morphotypes of Globigerinoides ruber – a palaeoceanographically important planktic foraminifera.

Supervisor: Dr Thomas Ezard

Research interests

My main research interests involve using interdisciplinary techniques to assess inter and intraspecific differences in planktonic foraminifera during the descent into the icehouse.

Research project: Inferring early warning signals of ecosystem collapse at the end of the Eocene greenhouse


Thomas Ezard (UoS)
Steve Bohaty (UoS) 
Sandra Nogué (Geography, UoS)
Kirsty Edgar (University of Birmingham)

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Miss Lorna Kearns
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
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