MSc Quaternary Science 2015-2016: Christopher Francis

...and from geomorphology to sedimentology and chronology.  Chris has chosen to complete his MSc. degree on a part-time basis over two years.  During this time he has also worked in the labs at Royal Holloway as an research assistant, gaining additional valuable work experience, some of which he has taken forward into this dissertation project. Enjoy his …

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MSc Quaternary Science 2015-2016: Richard Clark-Wilson and Joshua Pike

Continuing the theme of student projects, we will, over the next few weeks, be featuring short blog posts from our 2015-2016 MSc. Quaternary Science cohort.  These will give a flavour of the topics they are working on, methods they are applying and why these are important. This week sees Richard Clark-Wilson and Joshua Pike summarise …

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Field work at Rostherne Mere, Cheshire

Being my first blog for the CQR, I’ll start by introducing myself .  I’m Alison MacLeod, Lecturer in Physical Geography in the department but for the next three years I have a full-time research position funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  I also run a 3rd year lecture course on Glacial Environments.  The main focus of …

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The bear facts: reconstructing diet in Ice Age carnivores

By Spyridoula Pappa (PhD Student) Example of Ursus arctos skull, lower jaw and carnassial tooth (m1: first lower molar). Often during my PhD research, I feel like a “bear dentist” and a “detective” at the same time. My project involves the analysis of teeth of the most remarkably diverse of the carnivores (at least in …

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A “palaeo” perspective on Patagonian glaciers

By Jacob Bendle (PhD student) Patagonia boasts breathtaking and beautiful scenery that excites and intrigues geographers and non-geographers alike. However, Patagonia’s vast landscapes also contain important strands of evidence with which we can unravel the history of past glaciers and ice sheets. This landscape provides the basis for my PhD research into the glacial history …

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