Rachael Holmes, Postgraduate Researcher

Tracing the geological signature of a human-induced transformation of the biosphere in Indonesia

Rachael HolmesContact Details

Project Overview

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, the frequency at which organisms are transported to novel locations increases. Artificial substances such as plastics and fly ash (formed through the combustion of fuels) have also been reported in sediments around the world. These global changes have an impact that is ecological, economic and has the potential to leave a signal in the geological record. This project aims to investigate human impact on the biosphere in the highly bio-diverse Indonesian archipelago, by creating a detailed chronology of biological change in the past that can be used to inform policy decisions in the future.

Research Theme

Evolution and Past Environments

Further Links

CENTA NERC DTP profile: http://www.centa.org.uk/themes/organisms-and-ecosystems/l22/

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