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Prof Juergen Thurow
  • Professor of Palaeoceanography and Sedimentology
  • Dept of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary

Ultrahigh-resolution palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology from laminated and fine-bedded marine and lacustrine sediments (includes development of analytical equipment and software) in Icehouse (Quaternary) and Greenhouse (mid-Cretaceous) climate conditions. Main research areas: Western margin of the Americas; North Atlantic and Caribbean.
Palaeoceanography, diagenesis, and stratigraphy of Cretaceous radiolaria with particular emphasis on Austral and Tethyan faunas as tool for plate tectonic reconstruction (SE Asia).
Geochemistry, isotope chemistry and palaeoceanography of organic-rich sediments.
Sedimentary response to sea level changes (mid-Cretaceous, S. Morocco, northern South America).
Infracambrian in North Africa.

Teaching Summary

GEOL1012 Surface Processes
GEOL2026 Maps, Images and Structures (Field Course to Marche, Italy)
GEOL3040 Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building and Basin Evolution
GEOL3043 Earth Resources & Sustainability (Contributor)
GEOLM012_GEOLGG18 Palaeoclimatology
 Independent M.Sci. Project - MSc Project (Contributor)

Academic Background
1987 Dr.rer.nat. Doctor rerum naturalium – Geology and Palaentology Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
1979 Dipl. Diplom – Geology and Palaentology Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
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