PhD: Paleoclimate reconstruction

Paleoclimate reconstruction of Aotearoa New Zealand over the Late Quaternary (~1 million years)

University of Auckland

Level: PhD, fully funded

Closing Date: 24 September 2021


The University of Auckland is looking to recruit a PhD candidate (fully funded over 3 years) to lead the analysis of Quaternary paleoclimate record from the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand and to become part of our international research team.

The wider project will look at the potential relationship between climate change (and hence sea level) to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. This PhD project will sample a ~500 m thick sediment record that spans ~1 Million years that was recovered from the Hikurangi Margin (offshore of the East coast of the North Island of New Zealand) at Hole U1520D in 2018, as part of International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 375.

Contact: Lorna Strachan

More information here

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