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Expertise of research area
dinosaurs; Earth history; environmental reconstruction; evolution; fossils; palaeo-climate

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Our expertise covers fieldwork, geochemical and palaeontological laboratory work, and computer modelling of palaeoclimate, ice sheets and biogeochemical cycles to understand ancient organisms, climates and environments, and how these relate to the modern-day. Our work extends across the full span of Earth History from the Precambrian to the Quaternary.

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<p>We have the capacity to supervise a wide range of PhD projects involving a range of palaeontological studies and palaeo-environmental reconstruction throughout Earth&rsquo;s history.</p> <p>Candidates will benefit from our excellent facilities, our collegiate and supportive research culture and our wide collaborative network.</p> <p>Areas of particular expertise include:</p> <ul> <li>evolution of ocean and atmosphere chemistry</li> <li>carbonate based element and stable isotope environmental proxies&nbsp;</li> <li>metal and radionuclide mobility and bioavailability</li> <li>geochemical box modelling</li> <li>the cycles of phosphorus, iron, sulfur and carbon in modern and ancient environments</li> <li>sedimentary geochemistry</li> <li>mineral interfaces and interfacial processes&nbsp;</li> <li>mass extinctions</li> <li>proxies for ocean oxygenation</li> <li>chemosynthetic communities</li> <li>organic geochemistry</li> </ul> <h5>Why do your PhD at Leeds?</h5> <p><strong>Study in an active research environment&nbsp;</strong><br /> Studying your PhD with us means you&rsquo;ll be working in a professional research environment, using UK-leading facilities to bring your project to life &ndash; alongside active researchers who are at the forefront of their area.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>A strong network of support &nbsp;</strong><br /> The Leeds Doctoral College connects our community of researchers and can offer you the guidance, services and opportunities you&rsquo;ll need to get the most out of your PhD.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Close industry links&nbsp;</strong><br /> Our partnerships and links to companies and academic institutions give you the opportunity to network at industry talks, seminars and conferences, building connections that&#39;ll benefit your next steps after you complete your PhD.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Professional skills development &nbsp;</strong><br /> We think of the whole picture at Leeds. That&rsquo;s why we offer a range of workshops and courses that&#39;ll enhance your skillset further and transfer into your professional career.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Personal and wellbeing services&nbsp;</strong><br /> Mental health and wellbeing support are integral to who we are at Leeds and you&rsquo;ll have access to the full range of services we offer to ensure you&rsquo;re feeling your best &ndash; and reaching your potential in your studies.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Join our global community&nbsp;</strong><br /> We welcome students, researchers, academics, partners and alumni from more than 140 countries, all over the world. This means, as a university, we&rsquo;re bringing together different cultures and perspectives which helps strengthen our research &ndash; and societal impact.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="">Earth Surface Science Institute</a></li> <li><a href="">Palaeo@Leeds</a></li> <li><a href="">School of Earth and Environment, Research and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="">Dr Cris Little</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>