Lauren Burton

Lauren Burton

Profile

I am a PhD student in the School of Earth and Environment researching the climate of the Pliocene epoch (~3 million years ago) and its relevance to future climate change and the 1.5°C warmer world.

I am part of the Earth Surface Science Institute and the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, and funded by the NERC Panorama DTP

I graduated from the University of Oxford with BA Geography in 2019 before studying MSc Climate Change at the University of East Anglia. For my MSc thesis I used a simple climate model to investigate the climatic effects of volcanic eruptions over the last millennium. 

Alongside my PhD, I am also a Communications and Engagement Intern at the Priestley International Centre for Climate. As part of my internship, I produced the ‘Ask A Climate Researcher’ series and continue to run climate engagement events at the University.

Research interests

My research considers the climate of the Pliocene epoch and what we can learn about the long-term effects of CO2 at ~400 ppmv with reference to future climate change and the 1.5°C warmer world.

Qualifications

  • MSc Climate Change, University of East Anglia
  • BA Geography, University of Oxford

Research groups and institutes

  • Palaeo@Leeds
  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science