Lauren Geiser

Lauren Geiser


I am an interdisciplinary scientist with background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and sustainability. I completed my undergraduate degree in the United States, my masters degree in Scotland, and am now working towards my PhD in England.

Research interests

I am interested in the burgeoning field of deep-sea mining, and in particular, its environmental impacts on the oceans and earth as a whole. Currently I am focusing on deep-sea bivalves (as well as gastropods and brachiopods) in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), an abyssal plane in the Pacific Ocean with high concentrations of polymetallic nodules that can be mined for manganese, nickel, cobalt, copper, and rare earth elements.


  • MSc Sustainability: Environmental Modelling - University of Dundee, 2021
  • BS Biology - University of Dayton, 2019
  • BS Mathematics - University of Dayton, 2019
  • Minor Chemistry - University of Dayton, 2019

Research groups and institutes

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Palaeo@Leeds
  • water@leeds