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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Mr Max J Holmström BSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Max Holmström is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

MSc Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden (2014-2016).
Thesis title: Planktonic foraminifera biostratigraphy and assemblage analysis across the Eocene/Oligocene boundary at IODP Site U1411, Newfoundland Margin
Supervisor: Dr. Helen Coxall

BSc Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden (2011-2014)
Thesis title: Eocene-Oligocene Benthic Foraminifera Stable Isotope Stratigraphy and Paleoceanography of ODP Site 757 and 756, Ninetyeast Ridge, Southern Indian Ocean

Research interests

I am interested in understanding the effects of global climate change on the marine system, focusing on the Cenozoic era (last 65 Ma) when the Earth over time developed its modern climate. To do this I apply both palaeontological and geochemical methods to fossilised foraminifera from marine sediment cores looking at changes in ice-volume, temperature, productivity and biodiversity.

My research project involves producing new high-resolution stable isotope records of benthic and planktic foraminifera to understand the response and importance of the North Atlantic in the development of continental scale glaciers on Antarctica 34 million years ago.

Research project: A high-resolution investigation of the Eocene greenhouse climate state


Dr Steve Bohaty
Prof Paul Wilson

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate


SOES 3004/6022 Microfossils Environments and Time

SOES3015 Palaeoclimate change

Mr Max J Holmström
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

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