Name: Laura Crick28125631_10215975653693520_26870537_o

Project Title:  Fire and Ice: Reconstructing the history of volcanic forcing of climate through sulphur isotopes in ice cores

Cohort: 2017/18

Institution: University of St Andrews

Supervisors:

 Biography:

I undertook my first degree at Durham University, gaining a Natural Sciences BSc in Chemistry and Earth Sciences. Following this I studied for an MSc in Geochemistry here in St Andrews. Throughout my studies I have focussed predominantly on low temperature environmental systems using various approaches including modelling and experimental methods such as isotopic analysis.

This combination of experience has lead to my current PhD project studying the sulphur chemistry of volcanic eruptions. During my research I hope to increase understanding of the atmospheric chemistry of sulphur and it’s climatic impacts using a combination of photochemical plume modelling and measurements of mass-independent sulphur isotope fractionation

Publications/Conference talks/Posters:

  • Crick, L., Mettam, C., Zerkle, A.L. and Twitchett, R.J. (2018) Redox constraints and sulphur cycling across the Permian–Triassic transition in the southern margin of the Boreal Ocean. The Geological Society’s Lyell 2018 Mass Extinctions conference, London – poster
  • Crick, L., Burke A. and Claire, M.W. (2018) Linking sulphur isotopes to volcanism and climate: A twofold approach. GGRiP 2018, St Andrews – poster
  • Crick, L., Burke, A. and Claire, M.W. (2018) Linking sulphur isotopes to volcanism and climate: A twofold approach. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Student Conference 2018, St Andrews – oral presentation
  • Crick, L., Burke, A. and Claire, M.W. (2018) Fire and Ice: Linking sulphur isotopes to volcanism and climate. IAPETUS 2018 conference, Belfast – poster

Get in touch:

Email: lc258@st-andrews.ac.uk

Department webpage:  https://earthsci.st-andrews.ac.uk/person/lc258/