12th December — Jessica Amies

Sparrho Advent Calendar

Our today’s Sparrho Hero is Jessica who is a Postdoc at the Australian National University. She is particularly interested to explore the causes of climate change by studying the change in sea-level which occurred between approximately 0.7 and 1.2 million years ago.

Jessica is a co-winner of the Sparrho’s Researcher Prize in December 2017. By writing a brilliant summary and pinning enough scientific papers to her pinboard, Jessica has proven herself as a true expert in her field and was therefore granted the Early Career Researcher Prize by our jury.

That is really cool: To conduct her research, Jessica uses sediment cores drilled from the seafloor, which are created from material building up at the bottom of the ocean over millions of years.

Do you want to learn more about the ancient history of sea-level changes? Check out Jessica’s research here.

Want to win a £500 travel prize like Jessica did to present at a conference?
Check out the Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize.

#climatechange #sealevel #oceanography