Claudia Jones

Academic Profile

I previously studied for a BSc in Geology at Royal Holloway University of London where I achieved a First-class honours. I then continued at Royal Holloway onto an MSc by Research in Earth Science where I developed an interest in oceanography and palaeoclimates, researching the effect of climate change on the position and intensity of the Mediterranean Outflow Water (MOW) within the Gulf of Cadiz. This involved detailed sedimentary analysis of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) expedition 339 cores. Research completed during my MSc was accepted to present at the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town (2016).

Awards and Prizes

Fleet Memorial Chelsea Prize 2015: Awarded by Royal Holloway University of London to the undergraduate graduating with the best geological mapping project.

Lyell Scholarship 2014: Awarded by Royal Holloway University of London to undergraduate students to conduct research in a subject of interest.

Silver Crest Award in Science: Awarded for time spent at BP’s head office in Sunbury.

Current Research

My research interests are broad and interdisciplinary, spanning all three of the DTP streams and include climate modelling, ocean dynamics, sedimentology, palaeontology and the Devonian period. My DPhil project aims to model the Devonian climate, this is an important time period in Earths evolutionary history, when tetrapods first moved onto land from what is thought to be intertidal environments. However, it is not clear to what extent the Devonian climate affected tidal pool habitability for tetrapods. During this project I will develop a small-scale isolated tidal pool model to test whether the intertidal environment habitability for tetrapods, and I will use both the MITgcm and the HadCM3 to understand the global Devonian climate.


Publications will be coming soon

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Twitter Account: @ClausJones