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Miss Rachael Shuttleworth MSci Geology

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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

MSci Geology, Imperial College London (2012-2016)

Research interests

Understanding climates sensitivity to CO2 variation and the drivers of glacial/interglacial CO2 change. To better understand this, past CO2 concentrations which go further than the 800 ky ice core record can need to be determined. My research project will continue to develop the boron isotope proxy for past CO2 concentrations. I will focus specifically on CO2 variation around the last glacial maximum, investigating the iron hypothesis first proposed by John Martin in 1990.

Research project: Testing the “Iron Hypothesis” and determining the causes of glacial-interglacial CO2 change


Prof Gavin Foster

Research group


Affiliate research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Miss Rachael Shuttleworth
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/186/09

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