I aim allow my research to lead my teaching wherever possible. This often means working with the latest model and observational data using cutting edge techniques.

GEO3231: The Ocean and Climate (convenor)

Paul imageIn this module we focus on the use of World Ocean Atlas and GLODAP data to understand the physical circulation and carbon cycle in the global oceans. The module mixes theoretical lecture courses with hands on computer-based practicals using Python on our Linux cluster.

GEO1212: Earth System Science: The Future of Our Planet (convenor)

Alice imageOur planet has experienced massive change in its history, but never before have the occupants of the planets consciously been at the helm of that change. This module aims to provide you with the fundamental understanding of each of the major components of our contemporary Earth System, and understanding of how these  link together, required to allow you to begin exploring the response of our planet to the anthropogenic pressures it is likely to experience over the coming decades. This module will provide you with a mechanistic understanding of the geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and ocean and atmosphere and appreciation of how these fit into the broader Earth System. By doing so, this module will deliver much of the background understanding required for a degree in Physical Geography.

GEO2330: Research Methods for Physical Geography: Scientific Computing (convenor of computing component)

anon imageThis module provides our students with an advanced training in research methods used by physical scientists. It is designed to prepare our students for undertaking research within and beyond the university environment and seeks to equip them with key employability attributes for professional careers. The module explores a range of quantitative methods that physical scientist use in research and their applications for wider society. The computing component of this module follows an innovative independent study and support approach designed around the Raspberry Pi computer. Our students use the Raspberry Pi to build temperature and humidity loggers, then integrate the datasets they collect with sophisticated statistical analysis.

GEO2309: Physical Geography Practice: Research skills

Justin imageGEO2309 and its sister 3rd year module are focused on the independent dissertation. I have students working on topics from bivalve and coral environmental reconstruction to Climate model carbon cycle and geoengineering analysis.

Previous Modules:

GEO1207: Earth Systems
GEO1210: Investigating Physical Geography: Slapton field trip
GEO1308: Jurassic Coast Field Trip
GEOM410: Key Themes in Climate Change Impacts and Feedbacks (Masters level)

Summer Schools:

Edinburough Greenhouse Gas Summer School

NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School

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