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I’m an organic biogeochemist at the Organic Geochemistry Unit at the University of Bristol, specialized in using organic geochemical techniques to investigate climatic and biogeochemical processes in ancient and modern environments. My interdisciplinary research is driven by my desire and curiosity to understand the natural processes and mechanisms that influence Life and operate in Earth’s climate system. My approach is based on the rigorous application of state-of-the-art isotopic and organic mass spectrometry to study lipids and molecular fossils (biomarkers) derived from organisms across the three Domains of life, accumulated in modern and ancient natural archives from both the marine and terrestrial realm. By using climatological and biogeochemical information recorded in the lipids of organisms and preserved in the geological record I aim to answer long-standing questions related to the processes and mechanisms that drive changes in climate and biogeochemistry.
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- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
1/10/18 → 31/03/22
Climatic and environmental changes across the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum at mid-Waipara River, Canterbury Basin, New ZealandCrouch, E., Shepherd, C., Morgans, H., Naafs, B. D. A., Dallanave, E., Phillips, A., Hollis, C. & Pancost, R. D., Jan 2020, In: Earth-Science Reviews. 200, 20 p., 102961.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile35 Downloads (Pure)
Did North Atlantic cooling and freshening from 3.65–3.5 Ma precondition Northern Hemisphere ice sheet growth?Karas, C., Khélifi, N., Bahr, A., Naafs, B. D. A., Nürnberg, D. & Herrle, J. O., 1 Jan 2020, In: Global and Planetary Change. 185, 7 p., 103085.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Blewett, J., Naafs, B. D. A., Gallego-Sala, A. & Pancost, R. D., 1 Oct 2020, In: Organic Geochemistry. 148, 15 p., 104080.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review