- Email: email@example.com
- Thesis title: How did the first animals and plants change our planet?
- Supervisors: Professor Simon Poulton, Dr Benjamin J. W. Mills, Profeesor Paul Wignall
I graduated from the China University of Geoscience (CUG) in September 2017 and joined the University of Leeds as a Ph.D. student in April 2021.
My project aims to understand and quantify the changes in Earth’s surface condition during the Early Paleozoic era, which saw the evolution of land plants and the rapid diversification of animal life. Specifically, we focus on proposed large shifts in atmospheric CO2 and O2 concentrations, which have been linked to the evolution of the terrestrial and marine biospheres and their effects on the delivery and cycling of the key limiting nutrient phosphate. This will be achieved using a combination of geochemical analyses of ancient sedimentary rocks and the application of mathematical models.
- BSc, Geology, China University of Geosciences
Research groups and institutes
- Cohen Geochemistry
- Earth Surface Science Institute