May 28, 2015

PhD student Stephanie Bates from the University of Bristol visited BOSCORF to take SEM micrographs of benthic foraminifera. Her PhD project involves measuring Ba/Ca in benthic foraminifera and using this as a proxy for seawater alkalinity. Before measuring trace metal ratios such as Ba/Ca in foraminifera collected... Read More

April 9, 2015

BOSCORF ran a two-day training course on 'Advanced Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis and Core Data Visualisation' funded by the NERC Doctoral Training Scheme on 24-25 March. The course which focused on non-destructive core logging, data presentation and analysis, was aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers, particularly those using these techniques in their research. Expert lecturers from industry (Geotek Ltd.) and academia (Universities of Cambridge and Southampton),... Read More

November 10, 2014

BOSCORF is providing high-resolution ITRAX data from swamp cores taken in the East African Rift Valley for Esther Githumbi of the York Institute for Tropical Ecosystems (University of York) - the first time cores from terrestrial swamps have been investigated using our ITRAX core scanner. East Africa has relatively few multiproxy records of environmental change despite evidence for significant climatic variability and societal change during the Holocene. This research, part of a multi-proxy... Read More