Tom Bishop

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I graduated with a degree in Geography from The University of Manchester and started postgraduate study at The University of Southampton soon after. I’m currently a postgraduate student and full-time laboratory technician in Geography & Environment.

My postgraduate research is focussed on climate change as recorded in lake sediments in southernmost South America. I have an interest in radiometric dating methods like radiocarbon and lead dating, using chironomid (midge) remains in lake sediments to reconstruct past climates, and using chemical properties of sediments (e.g. carbon and nitrogen) to reconstruct past environments.

As a technician I support a number of different projects and maintain our field and laboratory equipment. This includes our ground penetrating radar, unmanned aerial survey vehicle, coring equipment and environmental sensors and data loggers, as well as laboratory equipment such as the C:N analyser and particle sizer.

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