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Prof Rachel Wood

Personal Chair in Carbonate GeoSciences

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Open University
Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol

Current Research Interests

Carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis; Carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs; Modelling of Carbonate Systems; Reef evolution and palaeoecology; Biomineralisation and evolution of sea water chemistry.

My research in a nutshell

In this video Rachel describes how the first skeletons appeared and rapidly diversified 550 – 500 Million years ago – but we have no idea what triggered this. Based on fieldwork in Namibia, Rachel and her group are exploring why.

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