17 January 2020 from 12:45 to 13:30

PhD defence: Reconstructing past atmospheric CO2 levels from the stable carbon isotopic composition of general algal biomarkers

Carbon dioxide plays a critical role in global climate and is of growing concern with the continuous rise of CO2. Past Earth is used to better understand the precise relationship between CO2 and climate (aka climate sensitivity), but reconstructing past CO2 remains a challenge. Caitlyn Witkowski developed and applied a new approach to an established CO2 proxy.

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Start date and time
17 January 2020 12:45
End date and time
17 January 2020 13:30
PhD candidate
Caitlyn Witkowski
Dissertation
Reconstructing past atmospheric CO2 levels from the stable carbon isotopic composition of general algal biomarkers
PhD supervisor(s)
prof. dr. ir. Jaap Sinninghe Damsté prof. dr. ir. Stefan Schouten
Co-supervisor(s)
dr. Marcel van der Meer