PhD: Fellowship in geochemistry

PhD scholarship in geochemistry

An investigation of climate dynamics at the End-Permian mass extinction

University of Waikato

Level: PhD

Closing Date: 31 September 2021


The end-Permian extinction, offers a unique opportunity to investigate ecosystem-climate feedbacks.  Reconstruction of climate-carbon cycling-extinction dynamics for the end-Permian may yield critical insights into not only the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history but also other episodes of rapid warming—past, present and future.

As part of this project, the PhD student will execute a combination of field work in Svalbard, mineralogical and Li isotope analysis, and box modelling in collaboration with a well-rounded supervisory team.

More information and application details are available here.

Contact: Dr Terry Isson, email: