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Unravelling Early Cretaceous climate

PhD defence, Monday, 9 May 2022. Carlette Neline Blok.

Carlette Neline Blok

During her PhD studies, Carlette investigated climatic changes in northern Europe during the Early Cretaceous (145–100 million years ago), using sedimentary cores from the Danish North Sea area. Carlette studied the evolution of climatic indicators such as clay minerals and rare earth elements to trace whether the climate was humid, dry, warm or cold, and how much oxygen was present in the oceans during this time interval. The new research findings contribute to better understanding of the Early Cretaceous climate and can be used to predict future climate variations.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday, 9 May 2022 at 9:00
Place: Building 1653, room 014, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C.
The PhD defence can be followed online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Søren Bom Nielsen; sbn@geo.au.dk.
Title of PhD thesis: Early Cretaceous palaeoenvironment in the Danish North Sea: evidence from clay minerals and rare earth elements.
Contact information: Carlette Neline Blok, e-mail: carletteblok@geo.au.dk, tel.: +45 25561602

Members of the assessment committee:

  • Associate Professor Cinzia Bottini, Department of Earth Sciences “Ardito Desio”, University of Milan, Italy
  • Professor Jean-Francois Deconinck, Department of Environment, Earth, Evolution, Climate Change (ETEC), University of Burgundy, France
  • Professor Søren Bom Nielsen (chair), Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Stéphane Bodin, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS, Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.

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