Rich Pancost win Wolfson Merit award

EAOG member Rich Pancost (Organic Geochemistry Unit, School of Chemistry, Bristol University) has won coveted Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in the latest funding round to study ‘The response of hydrological and biogeochemical cycles to past global warming.’ The project will exploit cutting-edge geochemical techniques and build on collaborations across the Faculty of Science and in the Cabot Institute to determine how extreme warmth in the past affected climate and biogeochemical systems. This work will focus on developing new methodologies and applying them to globally widespread sites deposited from 30 to 70 million years ago, but it will also have implications for predicting the impact of future global warming. The project will commence in August and last for five years.

The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract to this country, or to retain, respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential. It covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine, and is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and administered by the Royal Society.

Our congratulations to Rich

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