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Ellie Pryor

Research student, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email
pryore1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
2.28, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

October 2019 - Present: PhD in Palaeooceanography and Palaeoclimate.

2015 – 2019: MSci Oceanography with French, at the University of Southampton.

MSci Project: Plio-Pleistocene coupling of the North African hydroclimate and Subtropical North Atlantic: Identification of Potential Forcing Mechanisms on Surface Ocean Variability. 

2017 – 2018: ERASMUS exchange at the Université de Bordeaux.

Research Project: Study of the Climatic Variability of the South West Pacific Ocean using Geochemical Proxies from Holocene Corals.

Research interests

My research focuses on gaining a better understanding of how climate and the environment might have affected the evolution/behaviour and technological development of Homo sapiens during the Middle Stone Age in the Southern Cape. In order to examine the potential influence of climate and environmental changes we need detailed and physically consistent climate and environmental reconstructions for the southern Cape during periods of early human habitation, achievable through using 87Sr/86Sr and εNd signatures of lithogenic fractions of terrigenous detritus from marine sediment cores to infer provenance, transport pattern and continental weathering states. 

Research Project: Provenance of Southern Cape Rivers: links to African Hydroclimate and Early Humans

Research Interests: 

  • Palaeoceanography
  • Palaeoclimate
  • Geochemistry
  • Physical Oceanography

My PhD is funded by NERC as part of the GW4+ DTP.

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