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Our Scientific Team

7 - Team researchers


Audrey Morley, PhD

Principle Investigator

Audrey is a lecturer in Physical Geography at the National University of Ireland Galway, and affiliated with iCRAG, the Ryan Institute, and the PRU. In addition, she is the President of the Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland (NARI) and the Director of the new BSc Programme in Geography and Geosystems. Audrey’s research focuses on the development of palaeoceaonographic tools and understanding climate dynamics of warm climates.

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Dakota Holmes

Irish Research Council Scholar & PhD Candidate

Dakota obtained his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Mercyhurst University (2017) and later an M.Sc. in Coastal & Marine Environments from NUI Galway (2018). Currently, Dakota serves as the Network Administrator and Communications Officer for the Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland. His Ph.D. research focuses on investigating abrupt high-magnitude climate events during past warm climates. Dakota is also interested in science communication and outreach as a means to inspire tomorrow's leaders today.

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Jessica Crumpton-Banks,


Postdoctoral Researcher

Jess studied her MSci in Environmental Geoscience at the University of Bristol (2011 – 2015) and obtained her PhD from the University of St Andrews (2015 – 2020). Her postdoc research focuses on understanding how climate signals are incorporated into ocean sediments and applying geochemical techniques to reconstruct past climate change. 

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Léa Magot - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2020

Christine Loughlin - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2017

Kimberly Harris - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2017

Solenn Ni Dhonnabhain - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2017

Jake Martin - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2016

Fatimatuj Zohara Sonny - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2016

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