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24-02-2019

FULLY FUNDED 4-YEAR PhD-PROJECT

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.


The project:

Deadly kiss of the LIPs:

Did Large Igneous Province volcanism cause global carbon cycle change and mass extinction in Earth’s past?


--> DETAILS ON THIS PROJECT CAN BE FOUND ON THE 'OPPORTUNITIES'-PAGE!

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18-02-2019

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

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22-08-2018


Our paper:

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.


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16-08-2018

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


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19-06-2018

Our paper:

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!

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