Louis M Claxton

Academic Profile


University of Bristol, MSci, First Class, Graduated 2016

University of California, Berkeley, Exchange Student, 3.91GPA, 2014-2015


Research Affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 9 months 2015

The following awards were gained from the University of Bristol as an undergraduate:

Hancock Memorial Prize, 2016

Head of School Prize, 2014

Mineralogical Society Undergraduate Prize, 2014

Head of School Commendation, June 2013

Current Research

My research area is focussing on how pCO2 variances in the atmosphere affects the chemistry of coccolithophores. I hope to establish and test an approach, based on isotopic fractionation of carbon through coccolithophore cells, a high-resolution, continuous record of Mesozoic pCO2.


Chen, T., Robinson, L. F., Beasley, M. P., Claxton, L. M., Andersen, M. B., Lauren, J., Harpp, K. S. (2016). Ocean mixing and ice-sheet control of seawater 234 U / 238 U during the last deglaciation. Science, 1015, 626-629.

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