Christopher Theaker

Academic Profile

I graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in Earth Sciences (MEarthSci) in July 2017. My masters project involved growing analogous aragonite speleothems in the lab under a variety of highly constrained growth conditions in order to try and constrain new paleoclimate proxies.

Current Research

My PhD project is titled ‘Understanding the 4.2ka climate event using new proxy records and model experiments’. The aims of this project are firstly to use a global suite of climate records to try and understand the global extent and magnitude of the 4.2 kyr event and then using this knowledge to try and hypothesize a causal mechanism for this event. The second objective is to try and develop a new regional palaeo-hydrology proxy using chemical variations in lake carbonates.


Publications will be coming soon