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Research interests

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, 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, reconstructing lake mixing regimes in Finland, 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/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, Late Quaternary relative sea level change in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, Durham University

1 Sept 200630 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

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

1 Sept 200531 Aug 2006

Award Date: 31 Aug 2006

Geography, BSc (Hons), Geography

20 Sept 200230 Jun 2005

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

Research Group keywords

  • Environmental Monitoring and Reconstruction

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