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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 and geochemical  techniques. I am particularly interested in: (i) Dating the retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet following the LGM; (ii) Investigating prior collapses of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during Quaternary interglacial’s (iii) Reconstructing the history of Antarctic 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.