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Ms Juliet Sefton

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

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Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of GeographyW601 


Research and Teaching Assistant at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2015-2016)
  • Antarctic Research Centre
  • Climate Change Research Institute
  • School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
  • School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
MSc (first class) Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2015)
  • Thesis title: "An assessment of the influence of orbital forcing on Late Pliocene global sea-level using a shallow-marine sedimentary record from the Wanganui Basin, New Zealand"
BSc Geology and Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2012)
Current Research

Working thesis title: 'Using mangroves to reconstruct Holocene sea-level changes' 

I am interested in geological records of past sea-level change, and in the processes that lead to their formation. For my PhD, I am investigating how mangrove sediments can be used to reconstruct late Holocene sea-level changes. Mangroves are important sedimentary archives in low-latitude, 'far-field' locations, where sea level variability more likely reflects changes in global ice volume rather than ice-earth feedback processes.