Dr Alex Krause


I am a biogeochemist who is interested in the co-evolution of life and the Earth through geologic time. I build numerical models of the Earth system in order to explore the changes to the surface environment (oceans-atmosphere-upper crust) through time and investigate what processes might have driven these changes. I am also interested in understanding how Earth’s changing environment has affected the evolution of complex life, and vice-versa, and what this might mean for the habitability of other planetary bodies in general.

Research interests

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Earth System Modelling
  • Co-evolution of Earth and Life
  • Paleoclimate and Weathering
  • Exoplanets and Astrobiology
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  • PhD, University of Leeds
  • MSc, University of East Anglia
  • Graduate Certificate, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • BSc, University of Reading

Professional memberships

  • European Association of Geochemistry

Research groups and institutes

  • Cohen Geochemistry
  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Palaeo@Leeds