Ronnie Guthrie

Ronnie Guthrie

Postgraduate

I am a DPhil student at St Edmund Hall on the NERC DTP on Environmental Research. My research interests focus on a sedimentological and geochemical approach to understanding weathering changes and intensity during the Devonian, in particualr the Late Devonian (Frasnian-Famennian) mass extinction. I am currently focussing on the use of lithium isotopes as a proxy for weathering intensity, along with clay mineral assemblage. This work requires an important fieldwork element in order to contextualise the samples in a paleographical framework.

I previously studied at the University of St Andrews (MGeol, 2014) and worked in the renewable energy industry and science communication sector before beginning my DPhil in October 2016.

Supervisors: Dr Stuart Robinson, Professor Hugh Jenkyns (University of Oxford), Dr Melissa Murphy (UCL)