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Dr Gordon Inglis BSc (Hons), PhD

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer

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Dr Gordon Inglis is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2020-2024: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton

2019-2020: Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

2015-2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Bristol  

2011-2015: PhD, Organic Geochemistry, University of Bristol

2007-2011: BSc (Hons), Earth Science, University of Glasgow

Research interests

Specialism: Organic Geochemistry and Palaeoclimatology

I use the geological record to understand large-scale Earth System processes in a warmer world. My research is primarily focused upon using molecular fossils (lipid biomarkers) to reconstruct environmental change during high CO2 climate intervals (e.g. the early Cenozoic). I am particularly interested in the impact of higher CO2 upon the wider Earth system, especially precipitation patterns, vegetation distributions and biogeochemical cycles.

I am also interested in expanding the lipid biomarker toolkit and developing new geochemical proxies to reconstruct different biogeochemical processes (e.g. methane cycling, mobilisation of soil organic matter and kerogen weathering).

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Affiliate research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Research project(s)

DETECT: Destabilisation of the Terrestrial Biosphere in Warm Climates

DETECT is a Royal Society-funded Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship project which will investigate the response of the terrestrial biosphere during past warm climates.

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