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My research focuses on reconstructing relative sea level and environmental change on Holocene timescales. I work in a variety of environments, including tidal marshes, isolation basins, lakes, peatlands, raised beaches, and use a combination of sedimentology, microfossil (diatom) and geochronological methods for reconstructing past environments. Currently I am working on a range of research projects across the world, tied together by the methodological approach of using diatom analysis. These include reconstruction of great earthquake and tsunami history in south-central Chile, postglacial relative sea-level change in Arctic Russia, and reconstructing past human impacts on neotropical landscapes including the Brazilian savannah and Amazonia. 

Biography

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/h/emma-hocking-nee-watcham/

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, Durham University

1 Sep 200630 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

Geography Studies (Science), MSc, Royal Holloway University of London

1 Sep 200531 Aug 2006

Award Date: 31 Aug 2006

Geography, BSc (Hons)

20 Sep 200230 Jun 2005

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

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