About us

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The research carried out by our group is diverse and interdisciplinary, but the unifying thread is the study of the Earth System in deep time. Key themes include the progressive oxygenation of the Earth surface environment, the record and climatic consequences of supercontinental breakup, the paleoenvironmental context of early eukaryotic evolution, and the cause, effects, and record of snowball Earth events. While a large part of our work is based on fieldwork on Proterozoic strata (much of it in the Arctic), our research questions and methods are broad and include the development of application of novel geochemical and quantitative techniques and protocols to interrogate the sedimentary record.