Ritwika Sengupta

Ritwika Sengupta

Postgraduate
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 272036

My current research interests lie in reconstruction of palaeoclimates, particularly continental climate, through geochemical proxies from known and novel records. Currently I am working with d18O of siderite and d13C of fossil wood from the Cretaceous. I am particularly interested in Mesozoic climate and the link between the hydrological cycle and the carbon cycle. Global changes within the carbon cycle are thought to have an effect on continental climate, in terms of temperature and precipitation. I am fascinated by the relationship between climate and the carbon cycle and tracing this through isotope geochemistry. I am also keen to compare greenhouse and icehouse climates through time. My approach is multidisciplinary and involves sedimentology, stratigraphy, isotope geochemistry and modelling.

My background includes sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, oceanography, and environmental science. My MSci research thesis focused on leakage remediation within Carbon Capture and Storage reservoirs, which involved inorganic chemistry and a knowledge of fluid flow in porous media. My BSc thesis concentrated on sedimentology, stratigraphy and structure of Jurassic sediments of Florac, France.