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Dr Sindia Sosdian

Dr Sindia Sosdian

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email
sosdians@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4330
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2097 4326
Campuses
1.36, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

  • marine biogeochemistry
  • trace metal geochemistry
  • paleoclimatology
  • paleoenvironments
  • corals
  • foraminifera
  • mollusks

Biography

  • NRN-LCEE Returning Fellow, Cardiff University (2016)
  • Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University (2014-Present)
  • NERC Postdoctoral Research-School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University (2011-2014)
  • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar-School of Earth and Environmental 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)

Honours and awards

  • Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship, US Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Fellowship

Professional memberships

  • American Geosciences Union

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)

Committees and reviewing

  • Student Voice Liaison

Publications

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Teaching

I am a Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and I teach within the Geography Degree Schemes. I teach a Year 3 module titled "Coral Reef Systems" and contribute to 'Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions' in Year 2 and 'Exploring Planet Earth' in Year 1.

I act as the School Safety Officer and further EDI activities.

My research focuses on the application of novel and traditional geochemical techniques in marine carbonates to understand three broadly defined themes (1) the stability of coral reef environments in the presence of external forcings (e.g. tectonics, climate, land use), (2) the biogeochemical drivers of climate and (3) understanding past major climate transitions.

Specifically, I employ a range of geochemical proxies to trace key aspects of climate, carbon cycle and the environment in the past. Using these proxies, I look to explore the drivers of health in 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.

Supervision

Current supervision

Ana Samperiz Vizcaino

Research student

Sophie Slater

Research student