Dr Tracy Aze
I joined the University of Leeds in 2014 as a lecturer in marine micropalaeontology.
I obtained my PhD from Cardiff University in 2011 before undertaking a post doctoral research position in Cardiff (2011) and a research fellowship at the University of Oxford (2013).
- Programme Manager BSc Environmental Science
My research is at the interface of palaeobiology and palaeoclimatology. Using the marine plankton fossil record I investigate evolutionary trends, the interactions between species and the response of organisms to environmental change. Current research projects include, determining the factors that influence extinction risk during the Cenozoic (65 million years to the present day), investigating palaeoclimate evolution on the Uruguayan margin, testing conservation metrics against the fossil record and using the fossil record to predict areas of refugia for future global communities.
- PI Hikurangi Trough Late Pleistocene palaeoceanography, biostratigraphy and Cretaceous Ocean Anoxia Events (NE/S008853/1)
- Co-PI Does developmental plasticity influence speciation (NE/P019145/1)
- Co-PI Refugia of Futures Past - White Rose Collaboration Fund
- PhD Micropalaeontology and Palaeoclimatology
- MRes Global Environmental Change
- BSc Geological Sciences
- The Micropalaeontological Society
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Associate Editor PALAIOS
I am programme manager for BSc/MEnv Environmental Sciences. I deliver teaching and module leadership across a range of modules facing palaeontology and ocean sciences across both Environmental Sciences and Geological Sciences. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have been nominated for the University of Leeds Partnership Awards in the "Inspirational Teaching" catagory.
Research groups and institutes
- Earth Surface Science Institute
- Cohen Geochemistry