Lauren Burton

Lauren Burton

Profile

I am a PhD student in the School of Earth and Environment researching the climate of the Pliocene epoch and its relevance to future climate change and the 1.5°C world. I have involvement in the Earth Surface Science Institute and the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

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. 

I am funded by the NERC Panorama DTP

Research interests

My research considers the climate of the Pliocene epoch (specifically the mid-Piacenzian Warm Period, 3.205 million years ago) 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 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