James Lucas

Academic Profile

I have a MSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Geological Sciences. In 2013 I was awarded the Wiltshire Prize for distinction in Geology and Mineralogy.

In the summer of 2014 I volunteered for four weeks at the Sedgwick Museum, electronically cataloguing the museum's meteorite collection. My masters project, 'Facies and mass extinction controls on the ichnology of the Permian-Triassic succession of the Sydney Basin, Australia', investigated the ichnological signatures of the two pulses of Permo-Triassic extinction. I exhibited this work as a poster at the 2014 British Sedimentological Research Group AGM.

Current Research

I am interested in past climate. My DPhil will focus on using extraterrestrial helium concentrations to reconstruct sedimentation rates over Oceanic Anoxic Events, periods of rapid climate perturbation in the Mesozoic.


Publications will be coming soon