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Mr Thomas Gibson

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Research Interests:

I am a PhD (Geology) student, and member of the Deep Time Global Change research group, the Early Jurassic Earth System and Timescale (JET) project, and the 2018 cohort of the NERC Oil and Gas Centre for Doctoral Training.

My primary research interest is the Lower Jurassic, particularly the expression of the Early Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (T-OAE) on the Norwegian continental shelf. With this research I am aiming to reconstruct palaeoenvironmental variations in the poorly studied high latitudes of the Jurassic, and refine stratigraphic schemes of the Barents Sea by integrating micropalaeontological and chemostratigraphic methods.

I have also previously conducted research on the Late Devonian mass extinctions of Brachiopods in the type area of SW England, and maintain an active interest in the topic, most recently presenting on the subject at the Ussher Society conference, 2019.

 

Supervisors

Primary Supervisor: Dr Sev Kender (University of Exeter)

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Steve Hesselbo (University of Exeter)

Co-Supervisor: Dr Erik Anthonissen (Equinor)

Co-Supervisor: Dr Kate Littler (University of Exeter)

 

Educational Background

2014 - 2018 | University of Plymouth | MGeol | First Class Hons

  • Masters thesis on Late Devonian Extinctions of Brachiopods in SW England with Dr Kevin Page.
  • Modules completed include Advanced Sedimentology and Palaeontology, GIS, Geochemical case study of the PETM.
  • British Geophysical Association Prize recipient
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