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Dr. James Smith - Profile

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on reconstructing palaeo-ice sheets/ice shelves using a range of sedimentological techniques, with an emphasis on: (i) Dating the retreat of the Last Glacial Maximum Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea (ii) Investigating prior collapses of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during Quaternary interglacial’s (iii) Reconstructing Antarctic Peninsula ice shelves. I have extensive field experience collecting and interpreting sediment cores from a range of depositional environments in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic continent including the continental shelf and slope, rise and abyssal plain as well as lake environments.