Application deadline: 31st March 2019
The Departments of Geology and Botany at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, seek applicants for a 4-year fully funded PhD-project, to assess the link between large igneous province volcanism and past climate change, carbon cycle perturbations and global mass extinctions.
Deadly kiss of the LIPs:
Did Large Igneous Province volcanism cause global carbon cycle change and mass extinction in Earth’s past?
Today I have provided the evening lecture at the Belfast Geologists' Society, on:
Large Igneous Province volcanism, Past climate Change, & Mass extinctions
– Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Xu, W., Mac Niocaill, C., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H.C., Riding, J.B., Hesselbo, S.P., Magnetostratigraphy of the Toarcian Stage (Lower Jurassic) of the Llanbedr (Mochras Farm) Borehole, Wales: basis for a global standard and implications for volcanic forcing of palaeoenvironmental change. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(4):594 (2018).
was the most downloaded papers (in the Lyell Collection) in the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) in July 2018.
Today I convened and chaired a great session at the annual Goldschmidt Geochemistry conference, Boston, USA:
The Long Term Carbon Cycle: Sources, Sinks, and Perturbations
Micha Ruhl, Aisha Al-Suwaidi, Clement Bataille, Ryan McKenzie
Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P., Riding, J.B., Jenkyns, H.C., Orbital pacing of Early Jurassic (Sinemurian) carbon-cycle and environmental change as a cause for source-rock formation and seabed methane seepage. Sedimentology 64, 127–149 (2017).
was one of the journal’s (Sedimentology) top 20 most downloaded papers in 2017!