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Dr Sev Kender

Lecturer in Palaeontology


I am interested in the changes to Earth's climate and oceanography through the Phanerozoic, how these changes have been influenced by orbital, tectonic and volcanic variations, and how these impacted marine and terrestrial life. My research has largely focussed on microfossil, isotopic, and sedimentological evidence preserved in marine sediment cores to understand environmental and climatic changes across major climate transitions. These include carbon isotope excursions from the Jurassic and Palaeogene, ice sheet expansions during the Eocene-Oligocene transition, the middle Miocene climate transition, the mid-Pleistocene transition, and Antarctic environmental changes during the de-glacial.