Miss Thale Damm-Johnsen
Research Postgraduate (PhD)
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography|
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) , Sea Level, Ice and Climate|
2020-present: PhD student, Durham University. Environmental reconstructions from stomach oil deposits, form snow petrels in the Weddell Sea.
2016-2020: Museums educator, Natural History University Museum of Bergen.
2018-2020: MSc in Marine Geology, University of Bergen. Centennial variability in the Southeast Pacific hydrography and its link to the bipolar seesaw and ice sheet dynamics.
2018-2019: Teaching Assistant at Department of Earth sciences.
2015-2018: BSc in Geology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bergen.
Quaternary climate dynamics in the Southern Hemisphere.
- How climate signals from polar regions propagate into the lower latitdes.
- The role of sea ice, and inherent polynyas, in modualting the global climate.
- How ecosystems evolved and responded to rapid climate changes during the last glacial cycle.
- Past interactions between ocean, sea ice and ice sheet.
The methods I use are based in organic geochemistry, mainly using foraminifera, biomarkes and stable isotopes.
In my PhD project I study the novel biological archive of stomach oil deposits from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. By using a multiproxy approach, utilizing mainly organic geochemitry, information on past ecosystem and sea ice changes in the coastal Weddell Sea will be extracted.