Dr Sindia Sosdian

Dr Sindia Sosdian

Lecturer

Email:
sosdians@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4330
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2097 4326
Location:
1.18A, Main Building
  • marine biogeochemistry
  • coral reefs
  • trace metal geochemistry
  • paleoclimatology
  • foraminifera

Honours and awards

  • Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship, US Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Fellowship

Professional memberships

  •  American Geosciences Union

Previous academic positions

  • NERC Postdoctoral Researcher, Cardiff University (2011-2014)
  • Fulbright Fellow, Cardiff University (2010-2011)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian National University (2009-2010)
  • Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow, Australian National University (2008-2009)

University committees

  •  Student Voice Liaison
  • Lecturer in Earth and Ocean Sciences-School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2014-Present)
  • NERC Postdoctoral Research-School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2011-2014)
  • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar-School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2010-2011)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher-Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2009-2010)
  • Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow-Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2008-2009)
  • PhD-Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2008)
  • BSc Chemistry- Monmouth University (2002)

I am a Lecturer in Earth and Ocean Sciences and I teach within the Marine Geography Degree Scheme. I teach a Year 3 module titled "Coral Reef Systems" and I am also the Student Voice Liaison for Earth and Ocean Science students.

My research focuses on the application of novel and traditional geochemical techniques in marine carbonates to understand two broadly defined themes (1) the stability of coral reef systems in the presence of external forcings (e.g. tectonics, climate, land use) and (2) the biogeochemical drivers of climate.

Specifically, I aim to understand the impact of land use on the biogeochemistry and health of coral reef systems and examine their adaptability in face of modern-day environmental stresses. Also, I focus on understanding mechanisms driving major climate transitions across the last 65 million years in Earth's history.