OverviewThe history of life on Earth is written in the fossil record. In this project, you will investigate stable isotope evidence for extremely early evolving organisms. Through careful petrography and with the use of isotope ratio mass-spectrometers, you will help unravel the history of microbial metabolisms that powered the ecosystems recorded by 3 billion-year-old microbial fossils.
Research activitiesA combination of laboratory and desktop studies will be undertaken. This is part of a larger collaborative project.
Skills and experienceEarth or environmental science background preferred. You will need to work independently.
You may be eligible to apply for a research scholarship.
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