Our Scientific Team
7 - Team researchers
Audrey Morley, PhD
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.
Alessio Fabbrini, PhD
Alessio’s research focuses on biostratigraphy, and taxonomy of planktonic foraminifera combining different analytical techniques: XR computed tomography, biometry, stable isotopes and hardcore micropalaeontology. He is the nominated secretary of Neogene and Quaternary Planktonic Foraminifera Working Group (subcommission on Stratigraphy), unravelling part of the taxonomic maze of the last 20 million years.
Galway Doctoral Scholar &
Marta obtained a Licenciada Degree in Marine Science at University of Cadiz (Spain). Marta's Ph.D. research aims to investigate the role of oceanic carbon dioxide uptake in the Eastern North Atlantic during past warmer periods.
Elwyn de la Vega, PhD
After completing a PhD at the University of Southampton working on constraining the boron isotope proxy, Elwyn now focuses on the carbon cycle in the modern and recent geological past. He uses the geochemistry (boron isotopic d11B and elemental composition) of planktonic foraminifera to reconstruct the carbon cycle in the past to understand the role of atmospheric CO2 in regulating past climates globally and regionally (focusing on the Nordic seas).
Thomas Weiss, PhD
Thomas obtained his BA in geology from Cornell College (2012-2016) and his PhD from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (2016-2022). His postdoc research focuses on constraining the impacts of dissolution on paleoclimate proxies in foraminifera.
Hridya is an MSc graduate from Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), specializing in Marine Chemistry. Recently, she completed the NF-POGO- CofE program on Observational Oceanography from Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Germany. Her Ph.D. research aims to investigate the impact of early diagenetic processes in surface marine sediments using planktonic foraminifera.
FORMER LAB MEMBERS
Michele Curran - PhD in Palaeoceanography 2022
Mimi McKenzy - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2021
Léa Magot - M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2020
Megan Murphy O'Connor - MSc in Physical Oceanography 2018
Dakota Holmes- M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments, 2018
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