Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

International Ocean Discovery Program drill ship, JOIDES Resolution

Humans are now the main cause of climate change on Earth. We work all around the world to understand how Earth's climate system works naturally. We use what we learn about past changes in climate, to predict the ways in which Earth will respond to human-driven change in the coming decades.

We research climate change on geological to human timescales. We aim to understand what a warmer world will look like and where change will be most acute. Our work brings together cutting edge developments in palaeobiology, geochemistry, cyclostratigraphy, palaeomagnetism and ocean and atmospheric physics to tackle the biggest societal challenge of the 21st Century.

Over the last 25 years we have worked extensively with the International Ocean Discovery Program to recover and study new climate archives from deep-sea sediments all over the world. Our work is global in coverage. We are researching change on the continents and in the oceans from the Arctic and Antarctic to the equatorial Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.