DTP Alumni

Read what our DTP alumni say about their PhD experience and find out what they are doing now.

Torin practising yoga on fieldwork

Middle-Late Miocene palaeoceanographic development of Cyprus (E. Mediterranean) 

Natalia looking at fossils in a lab

Illuminating the 'dark age' of pterosaur evolution

Polly in Iceland during fieldwork

Environmental controls on tephra layer morphology

Alex during fieldwork in the Chartreuse Alps near Grenoble (France)

Using geophysical data to understand liquid water dynamics in seasonal snow

Margot during a research oceanographic cruise in Greenland

Nutrient Cycling in the Arctic and Subarctic Oceans: A Stable Isotope Study

Tancrede during fieldwork in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

Reconstructing the late-Quaternary glacial history of north-eastern Patagonia (43°S, 71°W): new insights from geomorphology, geochronology and numerical glacier modelling

Improving Inversions of Regional Outer Core Surface Flow Models through the Application of Spherical Slepian Functions

Sophie during fieldwork on the Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos

Understanding eruption dynamics: insights from volcanic seismicity in Ecuador

Gina-Maria at the AGU Conference

Model selection in earthquake recurrence relationships: b-value bias in tectonic, volcanic and induced seismological settings


Modelling how corals apply the Goldilocks Principle to engineer their habitat

Andrew Twelves

Interactions between ice shelves and phytoplankton blooms in the Amundsen Sea, and their relevance to the Southern Ocean

Warwick on fieldwork in Zambia

Economic instruments for agrobiodiversity conservation


Investigating the internal structure of glaciers and ice sheets using ice penetrating radar

Cammy Beyts

The effect of environmental factors on inter-individual differences in Engystomops pustulosus and Xenopus laevis tadpole behaviour

John Godlee on fieldwork

Biodiversity - Ecosystem Function Relationships in Southern African Woodlands

Rare earth elements

Investigating the recovery of rare earth elements by ionic liquids and bacteria

Jon Richardson

Making the best of a bad job: effects of state and social context on reproductive decisions in a burying beetle

Emiel during his fieldwork in Cambodia

Improving environmental interventions by understanding social networks

Magnetic field of the lithosphere

Separating polar lithospheric and ionospheric magnetic signals in satellite data

Emma during her fieldwork in Iceland

The Heterogeneity and Evolution of the Miocene Iceland Mantle Plume

The Quetrupillán Volcanic Complex, Chile: Holocene volcanism, magmatic plumbing system, and future hazards

Roseanne doing some science outreach

Earthquake nucleation: small signals from Big Data

Top of the atmosphere

Interpreting Earth’s top-of-the-atmosphere broadband radiation flux variability using observations and models

Vanessa Burton during a fieldtrip to Norway with the John Muir Trust team

Visions for woodland expansion in 21st Century Scotland: alternative governance strategies and ecosystem service implications

Frazer Christie in a post-doctroal position at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Constraining ice, ocean and climate interactions along the Central Pacific-facing margin of West Antarctica

Ben Clarke on fieldwork in Ethiopia

Post-Caldera eruptions and pyroclastic density current hazard in the Main Ethiopian Rift

Geoff Wells working with farmers in Mexico during fieldwork

The social-ecological drivers of tree growth and diversity: Interdisciplinary learning with smallholder carbon agroforestry schemes in Mexico, Uganda and Mozambique

Hannah Ritchie

Global Food Systems: Addressing Malnutrition Through Sustainable System Pathways

Amelia Bain with Mount St Helens in the background, USA (photo A.Bain)

Eruption dynamics of cyclic vulcanian explosions from Galeras volcano, Colombia

Radioactive waste

Comparing the hydrogeological prospectivity of three UK locations for deep radioactive waste disposal

Triggering the Cambrian Explosion: Carbon Cycle reorganisation and the rise of Metazoans

Jakob Assmann on his fieldwork

Arctic tundra plant phenology and greenness across space and time